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QC Chemist

Manchester   •  £22000 - £24000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

QC Chemist required on a temp-to-perm basis, based in Manchester. Must have good wet chemistry and laboratory analytical skills. Recent and 2022 Chemistry graduates welcome. HPLC experience needed.

QC Chemist


Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Temporary, moving to permanent upon successful probation

SRG is working with a brilliant company in Manchester who create and develop speciality chemicals for use in smart materials and other niche products. Their technical team is now looking for a QC Chemist to join the team initially on a temporary basis, with a view to becoming permanent. The role will involve analysing a range of raw materials and synthesised products using HPLC, UV-Vis, IR and other standard bench chemistry techniques. This role is available immediately so the successful applicant will need to be able to start immediately or with short notice. It would be a fantastic opportunity for a Chemistry graduate to gain analytical experience in a busy industrial laboratory (2022 graduates are welcome to apply!). You must have a driving licence and preferably your own vehicle.

Benefits: 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays per annum and 37.5 working hours per week, 8.30am to 4.40pm, Monday - Friday. Full training will be provided and excellent potential to move to a permanent contract, depending on performance.

Role / Description

  • Following Standard Operating Procedures for QC analysis on raw materials and products of chemical synthesis
  • Using HPLC, UV-Vis, IR, titrations, Karl-Fischer analysis, melting point and colorimetry for analysis
  • Updating and maintaining QC spreadsheets, reporting results and producing Certificates of Analysis (CoAs)
  • Supporting R&D in an analytical capacity
  • Preparation of chemicals for third party testing or shipment to customers
  • Travelling to local warehouses and facilities to collect and sample raw materials in storage
  • Assisting in general lab housekeeping and working safely in line with COSHH and H&S requirements


  • Degree in Chemistry or similar
  • Good wet chemistry skills and experience in the use of HPLC instrumentation
  • Practical laboratory experience gained from university or industry
  • Available immediately or short notice

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to jack.palmer@srgtalent.com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Jack on 0161 888 2557. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srgtalent.comto view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: HPLC, UV-Vis, titration, Karl Fischer, IR, analysis, QC, quality control, chemist, analyst, analytical, graduate, degree, university, chemistry, chemical, forensic, wet chemistry, laboratory,

  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J2165389
  • Posted: 8th September 2022
  • Expires: 6th October 2022


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