Analytical Chemist - Chemicals - North West

Location Cheshire
Discipline: Chemicals
Job type: Temporary
Salary: £Negotiable
Contact name: Paul Mears

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Job ref: PM-AN00039_1621323603
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: asap

There is an important and immediately available position as an analytical chemist working in a high-level and busy laboratory within a speciality chemistry firm based in the Cheshire region. Are you an experienced graduate chemist with prior chemical testing experience, perhaps from a placement year? Or you may have several years of experience on platforms such as HPLC or GC. If you are a strong chemist who would love working within an applications-focussed team, then this Analytical Chemist position could well be for you. The initial scope is several months of temporary cover but there could be long-term prospects.

Your day to day duties as Analytical Chemist will be:

  • Managing your own workload in terms of laboratory testing work
  • The development of chromatographic methods (HPLC, GC)
  • Performing validation studies
  • Liaising with other departments such as process chemistry to optimise production plant trials

A background in the following is required for the role:

  • Relevant analytical chemistry experience in the chemical manufacturing industry
  • A degree (or equivalent experience) in a chemistry field
  • Method development experience is highly desirable

Please apply immediately for consideration as my client is looking for someone to start within days.

For full consideration for this opportunity please apply with your CV (2 pages max., Word document format), plus your salary, location and eligibility to work in the UK details.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up nearly six years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears.