Scientific Support Manager



Scientific Support Manager

The Role

This varied role will include a mixture of instrument support, routine sample analysis, new product development, instrument method development and human sensory work. Some background in commercial laboratory analysis is desired but not essential. Human sensory experience is also desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.



Some form of customer facing experience as FlavorActiV is a highly customer focused company. Good communication skills, good Microsoft Office and computer skills are also essential for the role. The role will involve routine travel internationally and domestically to customer sites, applicants must be willing to travel as part of their role.

This role will suit a laboratory scientist with some GC experience within a laboratory setting or those with commercial experience in supporting and maintaining instruments for a manufacturer. GC or other laboratory instrument operator experience is desirable.

Previous experience within the Food and Beverage industries (or aligned with human sensory, for example, cosmetics, personal products) will be welcomed but is not essential as FlavorActiV’s team are from diverse multi-industry backgrounds.

The role is based out of FlavorActiV main UK headquarters – due to its rural location and travel requirements a UK driving license and transportation is essential. Applicants will need the right to work in the United Kingdom.


Skills and Experience


  • Laboratory experience in sample preparation
  • Sample submission to reported results process experience.
  • Some experience of lab information management systems or other sample documentation systems
  • Some customer facing experience.
  • Good Microsoft Office Skills or equivalent
  • Valid UK driving licence and means of transport.


  • Experience in operating, maintaining, and supporting laboratory instruments (Gas Chromatography preferred)
  • Commercial laboratory sample analysis
  • Food and beverage laboratory industry experience
  • Sensory experience
  • Data Analysis skills
  • Applicants with additional language skills are welcomed

Working hours are generally standard office hours Monday to Friday, but may fall outside of this depending on business requirements and travel.

Starting salary is from £35,000 p.a. with an initial holiday allocation of 22 days leave excluding UK bank holidays. We operate a profit-sharing scheme based on individual and company performance.


  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking
  • Profit sharing bonus scheme

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £35,000

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