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LCMS Analyst

Bedford Laboratory
Position: LCMS Analyst
Location: Bedford
Type: FTC 6 months, Full Time
Salary: £23,000 - £27,000

We're looking for an experienced LC Analyst to join our talented team of Analytical Chemists on a Fixed Term Contract/Full Time basis

As an experienced LC Analyst, you'll be familiar with your typical responsibilities across the entire analytical process - from sample extraction to data analysis and reporting of results.

You'll be responsible for running a range of methods for the identification and quantification of pesticides, primarily using LC-MS/MS. You may also need to work in the Lab conducting the sample extraction, as required. Given the rapidly changing nature of the industry, there may also be a requirement to work with senior colleagues to develop methods for novel and/or emerging environmental contaminants in line with industry and commercial requirements.

It's a great time to join RPS. We're investing in our growth to meet the demands of the market and we need experienced people to help us deliver our goals. If you're looking for the next step in your career, get in touch today.

Key Responsibilities
- Follow established procedures to perform trace organic analysis on a wide range of samples/matrices.
- Operate primarily single and triple quadrupole LC-MS instrumentation, together with other laboratory equipment, as required.
- Work with extraction staff within the laboratory to ensure samples are prepared for analysis according to customer requirements.
- Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of LC-MS instrumentation.
- Prepare samples, solutions and reagents following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
- Process and interprets analytical results for entry onto LIMS.
- Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical equipment.

About you
You'll have
- Demonstrable experience working within an accredited analytical testing laboratory, ideally within the environmental sector.
- Demonstrable experience and understanding of single and triple quadrupole LC-MS systems operating in both EI and CI ionisation modes.
- Use of Agilent Chemstation and Masshunter software.
- Demonstrable experience of sample preparation techniques e.g. liquid:liquid extraction, solid phase extraction etc.
- Demonstrable experience of conducting routine maintenance and troubleshooting of LC based systems.

Ideally you may have
- Experience working within an ISO17025 accredited, environmental-testing laboratory.
- Experience using Agilent Chemstation and Masshunter software.

The job involves the following possible hazards
- Manual handling
- Use of display screen equipment
- Use of chemicals

All job offers are subject to a basic criminal history check and health check relevant to the role being applied for.

What we offer you
We'll provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to challenge and develop your skills. You'll be working in our brand new, purpose-built laboratory facility which uses state of the art analytical equipment.
We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers while you work on a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) with the option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year; access to our Company Pension Scheme, Private Healthcare, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships, and RPS Affinity Scheme.

About RPS:
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000+ people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.