Ricardo is hiring a
Role: Laboratory Administrator (Sample Processing)
Location: Wantage, Ludbridge Mill Laboratories.
Salary range: £21,000 - £25,000
Role ID: 2023-1827
Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world
Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.
With growing pressure on businesses and governments around the world to meet stringent standards and regulations, the ability to assess air quality is an essential requirement. Ricardo Energy & Environment’s experts help industry and government comply with legislation, supporting organizations through our key services – such as monitoring and quantifying air quality in a wide variety of scenarios. We have ambitious growth plans and are now seeking to strengthen our laboratory and technical support team at our Ludbridge Mill Laboratories
The Laboratory Administrator (Sample Processing) role supports the smooth-running of the wider air quality investigative research that we carry out. It requires incoming samples and outgoing equipment to be carefully tracked, labelled, prepared and dispatched. Some laboratory time is necessary, but the activities are mainly administrative and organisational and do not require any in-depth scientific knowledge. Full training will be provided.
Duties will include working alongside colleagues in our Ludbridge Mill Laboratories, providing support for off-site experimental work. You will be trained to follow documented procedures which ensure that measurements are made to a high standard and that all equipment and data are accurately recorded and made available to project staff in a timely manner. Other technical duties will include the preparation and routine maintenance of equipment and ensuring that the laboratory, workshop and store areas are kept in good order for use by senior technicians, scientists and engineering staff. Liaison with subcontractors and volunteers will also be a key feature of the role.
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Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.
Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.
Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.