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Analytical Scientist

Staffordshire   •  £18000 - £23000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

CK Group are recruiting for an Analytical Scientist to join a specialist company providing inspection, calibration and testing services based in Staffordshire on a permanent basis.

You will be joining a dedicated team of scientists making measurements on gas mixtures using a range of bespoke gas chromatographs (GC-FID, GC-TCD, GCSCD), optical devices (near-IR, UV, chemiluminescence) and fuel-cell sensors. Your measurements will contribute to providing calibration and testing services of the highest metrological quality available in the industry.
£18,000 - £23,000 per annum (based on experience).

Analytical Scientist Role:
Your main duties will be to:

  • Work as part of a team of scientists in the calibration and/or testing laboratories.
  • Perform calibrations/tests according to the suite of ISO 17034 / ISO 17025 and ISO 17043 accredited technical methods and processes within the quality system.
  • Work strictly in accordance with approved methods and procedures.
  • Verify the validity of an instrument before and after conducting calibrations or tests.
  • Verify and process calibration/test results and reporting any suspect results, repeating analyses when appropriate.
  • Keep records of all information of practical relevance to the calibrations/tests you perform and in accordance with the quality system and technical methods.
  • Generate reference material certificates and certificates of calibration and analysis for approval by a UKAS approved signatory.
  • Assist quality management with the continual development and improvement of laboratory quality system.
  • Develop new and novel analytical methods for increasing the scope of the laboratory\'s competence and efficiency.

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • A degree in Chemistry (or a suitable science subject) is preferred or high grades in A levels in Science and Mathematics.
  • Knowledge and experience of gas chromatography would be advantageous.
  • Sound organisational ability with the capacity to work individually or within the team on many tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • Contributory company pension scheme.
  • Performance-based bonus scheme - after 12 months service.
  • Company bonus scheme - after 12 months service.
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.
  • Company sick pay scheme.

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Scientist position, please contact Natalie Wood on 01246 457702 or email nwood@ckscience.co.uk, quoting job ref 49965.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: CK Group
  • Contact: Natalie Wood
  • Phone: 01246 457700
  • Reference: 49965
  • Posted: 1st April 2021
  • Expires: 29th April 2021

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