Senior Analytical Chemist



Looking to develop your career in a rapidly expanding contract testing organisation? Are you experienced in the analysis of pesticide residues using GC-MS?

Key Information

  • South West
  • 01423 813520
  • Full-time, Permanent
  • 25-05-2019
  • Competitive

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Analytical Chemist to join a growing specialist contract testing organisation. If you’re experienced using a range of analytical instrumentation to perform trace level analysis then this may be the position for you. This role has come to fruition through the success and subsequent growth of our client during the first portion of this year. New positions are becoming available across the facility as this expansion continues, making this an ideal time to join the business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performing routine analytical testing for clients, following Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Performing equipment and instrumentation calibration, troubleshooting and maintenance when required.
  • Recording data accurately and maintaining any associated documentation.
  • Getting involved in the continual improvement of quality procedures.
  • Offering assistance and mentoring to less experienced members of the analytical team.

The successful individual will be educated to degree level or beyond in a related scientific discipline. A PhD in Analytical Chemistry is preferred but is not a substitute for industrial experience. You will have significant practical experience operating GC-MS, LC-MS and ICP-MS, with a focus on the application of gas chromatography for pesticide residue analysis. You will also be able to troubleshoot the analytical apparatus and be involved in method development, validation and optimisation. 

In return, you will receive a highly competitive salary and the opportunity to be a key contributor in the commercial and analytical focus of the business.

For more information or to apply, please contact Ryan Kennedy on 01423 813520 or alternatively send your CV to

Please note that all applicants for this role should be able to prove that they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Network Scientific Recruitment, part of Network Scientific Ltd. is an Employment Business/Agency.

To be considered...

Above all, you must be highly inquisitive, technically-minded and be able to delivery training on these methods to help develop more junior members of the team.


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