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Senior Analytical Chemist - GC

Position:          Senior Analytical Chemist – GC

Location:          Letchworth

Type:                Full-time, Permanent

Salary:             Up to £35k circa dependent on experience


If you are an experienced GC Analyst looking to 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.

Our fast-paced laboratory uses state of the art instrumentation to provide bespoke analytical testing services across a wide-range of different compounds and matrices.

Job Overview:

Reporting to the GC Section Head, the successful candidate will be expected to work autonomously, managing a team of Chemists.

You must have a thorough understanding of the theory of GC-based techniques and have prior experience of troubleshooting both instruments and analytical methods.

The position will also involve mentoring and training junior members of staff as required.

This challenging role will provide you with a varied workload and an opportunity to contribute towards future expansion of our operations.


Skills/Experience required:


·       Considerable experience working with GC-MS systems ideally within an accredited/regulated analytical testing laboratory.

·       Used to troubleshooting and/or improving analytical methods.

·       Solid practical experience of a range of sample preparation techniques, including liquid:liquid extraction and solid phase extraction.

·       Experience of training and mentoring junior staff.

·       Ability to manage multiple competing priorities according to business needs and customer requirements.



·       Experience working within an environmental testing laboratory analysing for trace levels of a range of environmental contaminants in difficult matrices.

·       Method development, optimisation and validation skills


RPS benefits include:

·       24 days holiday + bank holidays

·       Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year

·       Group disability scheme

·       Healthcare

·       Company pension scheme

·       Share incentive scheme

·       Life assurance

·       Cycle to work scheme

·       Childcare vouchers

·       Optional Wellbeing Assessment


To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitable for the role.

Closing date for application 1st December 2017.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: up to £35k per year
  • Location: Letchworth
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Consultancy
  • Recruiter: RPS Europe
  • Contact: Dana Duma
  • Tel: 01483746509
  • Fax: 01483746509
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  • Reference: GC Chemist
  • Posted: 2017-11-13 15:29:49 -

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