Lab Researcher

Mimica now has an opportunity for an experienced and passionate Lab Researcher to join our R&D team in Chester.

About us

At Mimica, we’re developing a a label that tells you exactly when food spoils. We are driven by reducing food waste and improving food safety for everyone. We are currently expanding our activities in the lab and are looking for… you? You would join our team of 3 researchers which is set to continue growing over the next few years.

You

We’re looking for somebody passionate about sustainability, making a difference to food waste reduction and who is excited by the idea of new product development. You should have excellent attention to detail, be confident about running experiments on your own and think about challenges creatively.

We would like you to:

  • Hold a relevant degree in Biochemistry or Food Science

  • Have experience in microbiology and/or hydrocolloids

  • Be able, through extended experience, to independently conduct chemical analysis using a number of chemistry techniques

  • Have experience of chemical formulation and project management

  • Have an analytical and methodical approach to problem solving

  • Have excellent understanding of basic laboratory equipment

  • Be or prepared to be within commutable distance to CH1 4BJ

Some of your activities in your first 12 months may include:

  • Designing methodology for and carrying out pilot lab studies with hydrocolloids

  • Preparing samples for testing (equipment training will be provided)

  • Analysing and interpreting data

  • Presenting results in reports and presentations

  • Exploring and researching iterations for the technology

  • Collating existing research into literature reviews

  • Any other reasonable tasks within the scope of this role

Compensation

The salary we are offering is between £18-24k, depending on experience. There is plenty of room for development and growth at Mimica as we enter the exciting launch phase of the company.

Work hours

This is a full-time permanent position. Typical work hours are 9am-5.30pm.

Location

Our lab is at the University of Chester as we work in collaboration. The address is:

Hydrocolloid Research Centre, Institute of Food Science & Innovation, Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ, United Kingdom.

The university is a 20 minute walk away from Chester train station.

Application process

The first stage will be a video or phone call, followed by one or two interviews to finalise our decision. You may be asked to carry out a basic language and mathematics test.

We are committed to creating an equitable environment for all at Mimica so please let us know if you require any accommodations to our application process.

Contact

If we’ve made your brain itch, please get in touch and send your CV and a bit about your interest in the position to giorgia@mimicalab.com.