Laboratory assistant

CT4 5HL, Canterbury
Competitive, based on experience
13 Nov 2020
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

Defined Wine Ltd is looking for a new laboratory assistant. Defined Wine Ltd is a contract-only winery based outside Canterbury (CT4 5HL). With no vineyards or brands of its own, it solely provides contract services for others. It has started to build laboratory services as a client offering and is looking to recruit a new laboratory assistant to run its internal and external lab analysis.

The laboratory assistant will work as part of the winery team. The job will include:

  • SO2 by aspiration/titration
  • Enzymatic spectrophotometer work
  • Wet chemistry sampling (pH and TA) as well as OenoFoss
  • Equipment calibration
  • Grape maturity processing
  • Filterability testing
  • Heat stability testing
  • Cold stability testing
  • Pressure testing
  • Portable density measurement
  • Sample preparation
  • Setting up trials and tastings
  • Microbiology analysis


Candidates must have:

-  Previous laboratory experience

-  Excellent attention to detail 

-  Data entry and computer literacy (including knowledge of MS Office); numerical literacy 

-  Ability to work at heights (to collect samples from tanks and barrels)

-  Eligibility to work in the UK

In addition, candidates should ideally have:

-  Winemaking knowledge or interest

-  Microbiology experience


  • Flexible hours, usually around 20 hours per week, depending on demand; up to 40 hours per week during harvest period of September/October