Laboratory Manager (Water) – Cambridgeshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently looking for a Laboratory Manager to join an industry leading Water Testing Laboratory at their site in Cambridgeshire on a full time, permanent basis.


As a Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team within an Analytical Testing / Chemistry laboratory providing water testing services. Your duties will include:

  • Day-to-day people management of a medium sized (10 – 14 people) team of Technicians and Analysts including recruitment, training & personal development when required.
  • Ensuring sample turnaround including liaising closely with customers throughout the process.
  • Maintaining a hands on involvement in analytical testing using techniques such as ICP, GC, MS, AAS & a scope of wet chemistry, coupled with more specialist testing such as cryptosporidium analysis.
  • Performing method development and validation of equipment used.
  • Ensuring quality systems & documentation are maintained (ISO, DWI).

Qualifications and skills:

As a Laboratory Manager, you will have the following qualifications, skills & experience:

  • A qualification in Chemistry or a relevant discipline (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in an analytical testing laboratory. Specific experience in the Water industry would be highly advantageous, but it is not essential.
  • Proven people supervisory / team leader experience.


As a Laboratory Manager, you will be joining a specialist Water Testing Laboratory who provide a supportive culture with a keenness on personal development. In return they offer a salary of between £30,000 – £35,000 plus excellent benefits including 26 days holiday, pension, private healthcare and a competitive bonus scheme.

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For more information or to apply to the role of Laboratory Manager, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723500 or email  Please quote reference ST24975 in all correspondence.


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