Analytical Chemist

Job Ref: J24949
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Energy/Renewables, Chemicals
Date Added: 10 January 2018
  • Cheshire, England, UK
  • £21,000 - £23,000 per Annum
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2216

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Analytical Chemist required, based in North Cheshire. Requiring demonstrable experience of using, troubleshooting and maintaining LC-MS or GC-MS instrumentation in a working laboratory environment.

Title: Analytical Chemist

Location: North Cheshire

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

SRG is working with an increasingly successful business who specialise in developing water treatment for a range of industries. As a result of their continued growth, they are now looking to hire an experienced Analytical Chemist to join their team in North Cheshire. The role will involve conducting analysis on customer water samples, predominantly using LC-MS and GC-MS. The position would be well suited to someone with proven hands-on experience using LC or GC in conjunction with mass spectrometry, as well as practical knowledge of troubleshooting or maintaining this instrumentation.

Benefits: Fast-growing company with an inclusive and innovative culture. Full training will be provided along with 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays. Company pension scheme, life assurance and subsidised gym on site. Working hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with some flexibility on start/finish times.

Role / Description

  • Analysis of samples using LC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC, GC-FID, TOC, UV-spectrophotometer
  • Organising and prioritising workloads to effectively meet deadlines
  • Processing and interpretation of analytical results.
  • Performing maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation to minimise downtime
  • Method validation and development as required.
  • Conducting small scale product trials on water samples as required
  • Sample preparation where required.


  • Minimum degree in Chemistry or relevant discipline
  • Proven, hands-on experience using LC-MS or GC-MS
  • Previous experience of troubleshooting and maintenance LC-MS or GC-MS instrumentation
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Willing to take initiative and work independently, whilst demonstrating strong team spirit

This role would be an excellent opportunity for a talented scientist, with good practical laboratory experience of using, troubleshooting and maintaining LC-MS or GC-MS, to join an innovative company experiencing year on year growth.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 868 2218

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: LC, GC, LC-MS, GC-MS, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, environmental testing, environmental analysis, water samples, laboratory, contract testing, chemistry, analysis, chemist, analytical, troubleshooting, maintenance, analyst, method development

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.