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Senior Analytical Chemist – GC
Letchworth


If you are an experienced GC Analyst looking to develop your analytical skills on some of the most challenging compounds in some of the most difficult matrices, then this could be the position for you. Working in a fast-paced analytical laboratory, using state of the art instrumentation, we provide bespoke analytical testing services across a wide-range of different compounds and matrices.

Job Overview:
Reporting to the GC Section Head, the successful candidate will be expected to work autonomously, effectively managing a team of scientists. The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of the theory of GC-based techniques, and have prior experience of troubleshooting both instruments and analytical methods. The role will also involve mentoring and training junior members of staff as required. This challenging role will provide the successful candidate with a varied workload, and an opportunity to contribute towards future expansion of our operations.

Skills/Experience required:
• Significant demonstrable experience (minimum 3 years) working with GC-MS systems, ideally within an accredited/regulated analytical testing laboratory.
• Comprehensive understanding of the theory and practical applications of GC-MS-based systems.
• Demonstrable experience of troubleshooting and improving analytical methods.
• Demonstrable experience of a range of sample preparation techniques, including liquid:liquid extraction and solid phase extraction.
• Experience working within an environmental testing laboratory analysing for trace levels of a range of environmental contaminants in difficult matrices would be highly advantageous.

Competitive salary of up to £35k with benefits including:
• 24 days holiday + bank holidays
• Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
• Group disability scheme
• Healthcare
• Company pension scheme
• Share incentive scheme
• Life assurance
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers


RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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