Science & Engineering


R-76504 | Reading, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can make a positive impact, working with the world's most innovative food and Life Sciences companies?

Join our diverse team today and help us deliver real world solutions for a brighter future!

Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL – Parent Company Mondelēz international) is a multi-award-winning food and pharmaceutical research organisation, pushing the boundaries of science to make our world safer, healthier and more sustainable. Our clients, based across 60 countries, trust us to deliver intelligent solutions to real-world problems through rigorous analytical testing, cutting-edge research and development, customised consultancy and training services.

When you join RSSL, you’re joining a global network enriched by our parent company Mondelēz International. Our diverse team includes 23 nationalities from 300 members and, all together, we are committed to transforming lives through science, innovation, and collaboration.

If you share our passion for science and innovation, we’d love to hear from you!

In RSSL we are customer focused, science led and results driven. The RSSL DNA & Protein laboratory performs a wide range of analytical analyses for a variety of food, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and supports Mondelez research and innovation.

The role at Technician is to be responsible for performing a range of routine activities to support effective completion of projects and meet the customer’s contractual agreements. Perform lab admin and housekeeping activities and work in accordance with the quality standards within the DNA & Protein laboratory.



  • Provide high quality customer service at all times by ensuring effective organisation of assigned workload, integrity of analytical data generated and timely/accurate provision of results.

  • Perform a range of basic routine sample orientated tasks including sample logging, sample preparation, sample disposal under supervision of a senior member of staff.

  • Execute pipette calibration and data checking as required.

  • Operate basic lab equipment as directed.

  • Be competent in the use of generic and specific software packages required for the role: Laboratory’s LIMS system and  Q-Pulse.

  • Provide training in routine activities.

  • Perform Lab admin and housekeeping duties as directed.

  • Will be expected to work in different laboratories if the demand is required.

Communication & Influence

  • Work as part of an efficient analytical team


  • Work to the highest standards of safety and quality by ensuring that appropriate COSHHs, risk assessments and SOPs are understood and followed.

  • To complete assigned quality actions on a timely manner

  • To maintain a clean, tidy and safe working environment.

  • To understand and work to the requirements of GMP and UKAS.

  • Ensure training records are accurate.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience required for the role:

  • Educated to A / HNC level in a relevant scientific discipline

  • Accountable, honest, hardworking and able to work efficiently in a team

  • Flexible and adaptable to meet customer/business requirements.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and an ability to follow written instructions.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self motivated, enthusiastic and quick to learn.

  • Well organized and capable of working on multiple activities concurrently.

  • Computer literate in standard MS office applications

Work schedule: Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm full-time on site in Wokingham.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful international business that offers financial rewards and resources, including:

  • Opportunities to learn and develop

  • Performance Related Bonus scheme

  • Contributory pension (up to 11% employer contribution)

  • Life assurance

  • 27 days holiday allowance (possibility to buy 5 extra days) + bank holidays

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • A flexible benefits programme (Gym discounts, private health insurance, restaurant discounts, etc).

At RSSL, flexibility is one of our key priorities. We recognise that flexibility means different things for different people and therefore we will work with individuals to determine what this looks like. Flexibility comes in many forms both within informal and formal working arrangements so please ask for more information at interview stage should you need more details.

Please note that this role is a full-time role Monday to Friday but we could consider part-time applications (minimum 20 hours).

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In 2022, we were recognised as Employer of the Year at The Great British Business and Community Awards and Business of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Awards in 2021. Previous accolades include Business of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Awards, OBN Best CRO and the Women in Business Awards’ Most Enlightened Employer, in 2019.


No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

Reading Scientific Services, Ltd. (RSSL) is a cutting-edge contract research organization (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries.  

We were recognized in 2019 as an Enlightened Employer, Women in Business and Thames Valley Tech finalists and in 2018, one of our family members earned the Food & Drink Federation’s Scientist of the Year. Enriched by our parent company, Mondelēz International, our diverse team of 300 includes 23 nationalities, creating a family feel as we strive toward our mission of “Science Enhancing Lives.”

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type


Analytical Science

Science & Engineering


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