29 Jul 2021

Technician/Junior Chemist

About the Company

AlgaeCytes is focused on developing and commercialising the next generation of bioactive ingredients from sustainable and environmentally-sound resources.  AlgaeCytes uses its unique algae technology in an integrated biorefining process to produce high-value algae based products, in particular omega-3 oils and proteins, for the food, cosmetic and the pharmaceutical market.  

Job Purpose

The role will be based in our labs, as part of the chemistry team, working on the downstream processing of algal biomass.  Central to the role will be to help in maintaining laboratory equipment to the appropriate standards and to assist when required on R&D projects.

Main duties and responsibilities

Working as part of a team on laboratory to pilot plant-scale to cultivate microalgae and extract products on customer demand.
Ensure products produced meet quality control requirements and maintain appropriate records.
To assist in maintenance and development of laboratory equipment to required standards.
Support method development, identifying and characterising bioactive ingredients using analytical techniques as GCMS, GC-FID, HPLC and others.
Develop an understanding of company’s projects and how they affect the company’s business and products.
Clear and timely communication of data.
Analysing and interpreting experimental data, then making appropriate recommendations.
Working effectively in a multidisciplinary team to formulate and execute project research plans.
Working independently and flexibly to meet changing demands.
Present data-supported conclusions in written and oral reports on progress.
Ensure that all company policies and safety practices are followed.

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate requires a BSc in a science subject and preferably some relevant industry experience in Chemistry or Biochemistry.  Consideration will also be given to anyone with equivalent qualifications or experience. Must be able to work independently and flexibly and to adapt to changing priorities.

Disclaimer: the above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this role and is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.  AlgaeCytes Limited reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organisational needs as necessary.

Please send a CV with covering letter to:

AlgaeCytes Ltd

Discovery Park House

Ramsgate Road


Kent CT13 9ND


Tel: 01304-897626

Email: admin@algaecytes.com


Closing date for applications is 13th August 2021

AlgaeCytes is based in state-of-the-art labs at Discovery Park, Sandwich, Kent.  The world-class facilities have attracted a host of international companies from the life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, science and technology sectors. It has helped to create an environment where emerging businesses, local universities and established organisations can interact.

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