QC Analyst

QC Analyst Temp contract until the end of the year 2 positions available Loughborough £18,000 - £22,000 per annum Contact Andrew: 0121 222 5329 My client are a world leader in serving science in 50 countries. Their mission is to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. They help customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. They offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. Due to increased work load, they have a requirement for two QC analysts. Work will be Monday to Friday, initially between 8am and 6pm on a flexible basis to complete 36.25 hours per week. Going through the year there is likely to be a requirement for extended hours / shifts to keep the lab open between 7am and 9pm. Any hours over the core working week, will be overtime. Primary job responsibilities To analyse raw materials and other samples using approved analytical methods To assist in the investigation of problems relating to the quality of materials. 1. To analyse materials by approved analytical methods to an appropriate level of accuracy and precision. 2. To organise their personal allocation of work to reflect the priorities of the business. 3. To select / develop an appropriate method for approval if no approved method exists. 4. To calibrate analytical instruments before commencing work as required by the methods and work instructions of the quality systems. 5. To work in accordance with the requirements of the quality systems, their associated procedures and working instructions. 6. To escalate issues and highlight the action that is being taken whenever analytical problems might delay the approval of material. 7. Identify quality issues and use problem solving skills to investigate. 8. When analysing materials, to achieve the required standards of precision and accuracy whilst meeting the departments agreed target times. 9. To keep an accurate and up-to-date record of all work and observations in the manner set out in the appropriate quality system. 10. To update the Laboratory Information Management System ensuring that the data is available so that the release of quarantined material is not delayed. 11. To maintain a stock of consumables that is sufficient for effective working. 12. When using instruments maintain them in good order, report defects and effect any repairs as directed 13. To write procedures and to carry out assessments as required. 14. To work in a safe and planned manner having regard for his/her own personal safety and the safety of others. Company EHS policies must be adhered to. Following prescribed safety instructions, wearing prescribed personal protective equipment and adherence to the company policy for the consumption of food and drink is mandatory. To carry out departmental safety audits on a rota basis. 15. To have regard for 5S, housekeeping and to keep their own and the communal work areas clean, tidy and safe. 16. To handle chemicals safely and to inform the business of any unsafe procedures, practises or incidents that occur. To ensure that all waste material is disposed of in line with agreed protocols. Effectively perform your duties whilst acting at all times in accordance with the Dignity at Work Policy, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Embrace and participate in PPI initiatives to identify improvements and cost savings to the business. Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: Must have lab experience outside of university degree Experience with either HPLC, ICP, Spectroscopy or wet chemistry techniques Ability to work accurately and with precision Experience of analytical instrumentation Decision making - reasoned judgment Multitasking Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry qualification (prefer HNC or higher) Experience of working in a laboratory environment Ability to understand and respond to written and spoken English.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.