Specialist/ Technical Chemist - Organic/GC MS/ HPLC

Job Title: Specialist/ Technical Chemist - Organic/GC MS/ HPLC
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Reference: J911045_1637062895
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
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Job Published: November 16, 2021 11:41

Job Description

Specialist/ Technical Chemist - Organic/GC MS/ HPLC

Location: Cambridge area

Type: Permanent

Hours: Days: Monday - Friday

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 Depending on experience

Our client, part of a global testing organisation, are looking to expand their technical team and hire a new Organic Technical Specialist who will play a key role in developing, optimising and validating new test methods.

The Role:

  • Research and develop any new and diverse organic analytical techniques as required by the client and business (mainly HPLC, GC - MS based).
  • Investigate and conduct non routine methodology and data generation as required by client and business
  • Assist in investigations, review and presentation of resource developments that would improve analytical methodology
  • Contribute to development, compilation and presentation of method validation packages in line with accreditation requirements.
  • Support organics department in areas requiring advanced expertise in analytical chemistry
  • Assist quality team in scheduled audits
  • Respond to client queries in a prompt and professional manner, either directly, or in support of other colleagues
  • Develop and implement business improvement ideas, across all areas of the organics lab, which will enhance instrument availability, reduce the amount of re-work and the number of customer queries, and improve the quality of our analytical capabilities, and the service our clients receive
  • Support the sales and marketing team on technical matters, and assist wherever possible in winning new clients, and smoothly onboarding them
  • Assist in the future planning for the organics lab, including capacity assessments, choice of new instruments, the purchasing of consumables, etc.

The Person:

  • Will hold a Degree in a relevant Science based discipline
  • Significant Method Development, Method Validation experience in a UKAS 17025 setting (essential); working with GC - MS/ GC - FID, GC MS/MS/MS and HPLC
  • Will have strong interpersonal skills and able to interact with Customers and Stakeholders within the business.
  • Be an effective communicator.
  • Have strong written/ report writing skills.

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