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Senior Analytical Chemist - GCMS

Bedfordshire   •  £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent company benefits  •  Permanent, Full time


A multinational environmental consultancy is currently recruiting for a Senior Analytical Chemist to join its brand-new, state-of-the-art facility based in Bedford. Working within their contaminants group, you will manage the output of a team of analysts and chemists to ensure quality standards are met - whilst having the ability to also operate the analytical equipment (GC-MS).

Senior Analytical Chemist responsibilities

  • Managing a business stream to deliver output to agreed targets as set by the Laboratory Manager
  • Operate single and triple quadrupole GC-MS instrumentation, as well as other laboratory equipment as required
  • Supervise Analysts and Extractors within the GC Section
  • Work with Extraction staff within the laboratory to ensure samples are prepared for analysis according to customer requirements
  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical equipment
  • Apply advanced analytical skills to implement assigned projects and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention
  • Develop, optimise and validate analytical methodology as required
  • Conduct troubleshooting of analytical methods
  • Investigate and close off Non-Conforming Work investigations in line with our quality systems.

Senior Analytical Chemist requirements

  • Degree qualification in Chemistry or a closely related field of study.
  • Solid experience working within an accredited analytical testing laboratory, ideally within the environmental sector
  • An excellent understanding and technical knowledge of GC-MS and GC-MS/MS systems
  • Proven experience in training and mentoring junior staff
  • Be able to work to and achieve defined targets
  • Experience conducting routine maintenance and troubleshooting of GC-MS and GC-MS/MS systems
  • Be used to working under laboratory quality assurance programs e.g. ISO 17025

£50k + excellent company benefits

Senior Analytical Chemist/GCMS/Chemistry/ISO 17025


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7576
  • Posted: 25th November 2022
  • Expires: 23rd December 2022

Cranleigh Scientific

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