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Analytical Chemist (GCMS) Maternity Cover
Letchworth


Position: Analytical Chemist (GCMS)
Location: Letchworth (moving to Bedford mid 2018)
Type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: Up to £25k circa dependent on experience

About RPS Laboratory Services:

RPS Laboratories are part of the RPS Group, an international multi-disciplinary consultancy. We pride ourselves on our high level of customer care and the quality of our varied and diverse services.

Our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory provides commercially accessible ultra-trace level analytical services, using state of the art analytical equipment, including the latest flagship Agilent 6495 LCQQQ instruments.

We are moving from Letchworth later this year to a brand-new site in Bedford.

The Job:
We have an opportunity for an Analytical Chemist to join our highly experienced, dynamic team, covering maternity leave. If you are experienced with GCMS and want to further 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, including pesticide residues in food and crops, detection of emerging pollutants in water and soil. This challenging role will provide the successful candidate with a varied workload and an opportunity to contribute towards future expansion of our operations.

The skills/experience you will need are:

• BSc in Chemistry or closely related subject, or equivalent industrial experience.
• Experience working within an analytical testing laboratory, operating GC-MS and/or GC-MS/MS instrumentation, including performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting.
• Sample preparation techniques e.g. liquid:liquid extraction, solid phase extraction etc.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.

What we will give you:

RPS offers you a fixed term contract of 12 months, a salary of up to £25k and the opportunity to work with a talented team of experts in a friendly, supportive and innovative environment.

Our benefits include:

• 24 days holiday + bank holidays
• Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
• Company pension scheme
• Group disability scheme
• Share incentive scheme
• Life assurance
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Health screening
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Professional Membership


RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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