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GC-MS Analyst

GC-MS Analyst

Full-time position (37.5 hours per week)
Based in Bedford
Salary of up to £27k per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding commercial Laboratory, providing bespoke analytical testing services.

The Role
RPS is looking for an experienced GC-MS analyst, to join our team of talented chemists in our band-new, purpose-built analytical facility in South-Bedford. Reporting to a Senior Analyst, you will be responsible for managing your own analytical workload, which will include running both GC-MS and GC-MS/MS systems, ensuring results are completed to agreed deadlines.

You’ll need a good understanding of the theory and practice of GC-MS. Your acquired skills and experience will enable you to successfully troubleshoot and improve existing methodologies. The role provides a varied workload, working with a wide range of environmental contaminants, in some of the most challenging matrices.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in a busy work area in our growing portfolio of trace organics analysis, working with a talented team of experts in a friendly, supportive and innovative environment.

Skills & Experience Required:
• A solid background in the use of GC-MS, ideally for the analysis of trace environmental contaminants.
• Experience working within a fast-paced, commercial analytical testing laboratory.
• Knowledge of the routine maintenance and troubleshooting of GC-MS systems.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at different levels within an organisation.

What we offer in return:
• Salary of up to £27,000 (dependent on experience) • Contributory company pension scheme
• 24 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Salary sacrifice program
• Option to purchase up to 5 extra annual leave days per year
• Access to Employee Assistance Programme & Annual Staff Wellness Checks

About Us:
RPS Laboratories are part of the RPS Group, an international multi-disciplinary consultancy. We are an ISO 17025 accredited, analytical testing 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 and detection of emerging pollutants in water and soil.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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