Senior Analytical Chemist - GC-MS

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South East England (GB)
Sep 01, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Senior Analytical Chemist (GC-MS)                                                              £30-35k + Benefits

South East                                                                                                       ABJ2666


As a senior analytical chemist responsible to the analytical manager you will coordinate technical work programs associated with multiple analytical projects with responsibility for project management and delivery of technical objectives. As senior analytical chemist you will have detailed understanding in specific related technical areas and are able to apply this knowledge effectively and bring new thinking to the organisation in these areas. You will work closely with a team of other technical staff and is expected to have contact with various internal and external customers. Offers improvements efficiencies in current methodologies and instrumentation of the lab. As an experienced analytical chemist you will be able to deputise for the analytical manager when required.

You will be proficient in method development from scratch and have commercial experience of GC-MC, HPLC. This analytical understanding and familiarity with analytical instrumentation is essential.

Key Accountabilities

  • To take day to day responsibility for laboratory safety and to ensure that all personnel act in accordance with company's SHE directives.
  • Plan, deliver and administer analytical projects and requests.
  • To be responsible for the development of new analytical methods.
  • To provide expert analytical support to Operations and Customers related to the chemistry, processing and applications of the Companies’ products.
  • To support the development and training of laboratory personnel to ensure the company's high standards are maintained.
  • To ensure that the maintenance and calibration of GC, GC-MS, HPLC and FTIR equipment in the analytical laboratory is of a high standard.
  • To ensure compliance with companies Health and Safety programs.
  • Lead lab staff to ensure a high quality of day-to-day work output
  • Opportunity to have supervision over a direct report (lab technician)
  • Opportunity to play a lead role in implementation of ISO 17025 accreditation
  • Other work as deemed necessary by the lab manager to aid in the functioning of the lab

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of a BSc in chemistry (preferably analytical).
  • Relevant work experience (preferably in polymer testing).
  • Experience in method development using GC-MS and HPLC.
  • Knowledge of the following techniques is required; GC-MS, HPLC, pyrolysis, thermal desorption and headspace.
  • Some background/experience of ISO 10725 environment
  • Knowledge of the following techniques is preferred; FT-IR, GPC (gel permeation chromatography) with viscometery, RI and light scattering detectors, micro chamber, GC-FID, purge and trap and DSC (differential scanning calorimetry).

We can offer an attractive salary, including Profit Related Bonus Scheme, Contributory Company Pension Scheme and Subsidised Private Medical Insurance.

To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson quoting ABJ2666 on 020 7421 5200 / 07814547440 or apply to

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