Chemical Laboratory Assistant

Work Area: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Employer: Cosmeline Products Ltd
Application Deadline: 25th September 2020
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Open to all nationalities.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Submit CV and Cover Letter to with “Laboratory Assistant” in Subject Line.

  • Key Purpose

    To process samples, clarify results and record findings of all soap and cosmetic production.

  • Duties

    • Collect and prepare research and information needed for studies.
    • Conduct laboratory tests, analyse results and document findings.
    • Produce accurate and reliable data and interpret results
    • Maintain laboratory records.
    • Prepare samples for testing using various laboratory equipment and tools.
    • Perform laboratory tests including pre- and post-analytical phases.
    • Classify and label product samples.
    • Set up lab equipment and prepare for sampling and experiments.
    • Prepare experiments and tests in the research laboratory.
    • Clean and sterilise equipment, tools and work area.
    • Follow appropriate practices and procedures in carrying out routine tasks.
    • Undertake basic administrative tasks such as filing, reporting and answering telephones.
  • Education and Experience

    • A Higher National Diploma in Chemistry, Medical Technology, Biology or related field.
    • A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Medical Technology, Biology or related field is a bonus.
    • A minimum of three (3) years of previous experience as a Laboratory Assistant or similar field.
  • Qualities and Skills

    • Good knowledge in laboratory equipment, such as burette, pipette, measuring cylinder.
    • Ability to carry out Titration.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Good knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good knowledge of Chemistry and Physics.
    • Good critical thinking skills.


CVs from University leavers in Sierra Leone are welcome and will be considered for entry level positions and for internships. When submitting your CV for open consideration, please accompany with a cover letter clearly indicating job interest.

All candidates must be able to work in the English Language. Applications are welcome from both within and outside Sierra Leone.