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LCMS Analytical Chemist

Position: Analytical Chemist - LCMS
Location: Bedford
Type: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £27k depending on experience

The Job:
We are looking for an Analytical Chemist to join our highly experienced dynamic team at our brand-new site based in Bedford.
If you are an experienced LCMS Analyst 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. This challenging role will provide the successful candidate with a varied workload and an opportunity to contribute towards future expansion of our operations.

Key responsibilities:
• Perform trace organic analysis on a wide range of samples/matrices.
• Operate primarily single and triple quadrupole LC-MS instrumentation
• Work with extraction staff within the laboratory to ensure samples are prepared for analysis in line with customer requirements.
• Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of LC-MS instrumentation.
• Prepare samples, solutions and reagents following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
• Process and interpret analytical results for entry onto LIMS.

Skills/Experience Required:
• Good knowledge of LCMS
• An understanding of HPLC, IC, LC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS systems
• Experience of sample preparation techniques e.g.liquid extraction, solid phase extraction etc.
• Ideally you will have worked in an accredited analytical testing laboratory

Our benefits include:
RPS offers you a salary of up to £27k and a career working with a talented team of experts in a friendly, supportive and innovative environment.
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, Health screening, Professional Membership

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.
We are an ISO 17025 accredited, fast-paced analytical commercial lab. 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.
For more information on RPS Group, please take some time to visit our website

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.