Analytical Development Chemist

Job Ref: J26176
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 09 April 2018
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
  • £24,000 - £25,000 per Annum
  • Alison Jones
  • 0161 868 2216

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Job Title: Analytical Development Chemist

Salary: Circa £25,000 Dependant on experience

Location: Manchester

Established for over 40 years, part of a larger group and with exciting plans for expansion, our client specialises in third party chemical contract manufacturing, in addition to manufacturing and supplying a range of chemical based products under their own brand name. As a result of their continued success they are looking to hire an experienced analytical chemist to join their small, successful R & D team based in Manchester.

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for a chemist with some basic industrial experience looking to expand this to a fuller R&D role. Alternatively you might be an analytical chemist looking to move into R&D role or you may be about to graduate and have completed an industrial placement. Either way, we'd like to hear from you. Further and ongoing training will be given as you have the basic skills which must include HPLC and GC.

Job Description

Main Duties include, but are not limited to:

*New product development. Determination of new product formulations and generation of new plant procedures*Process chemistry. To take above NPDs from the laboratory environment to Plant scale in a safe and controlled manner.*Process optimisation. To seek ways in which costs can be reduced through alterations to current plant processes, or through new raw material validation.*Providing technical support to the QC department.

Further breakdown:

* Using the Global ERP system, set up new material and product codes within the required guidelines and complete the bill of material.* Carry out new development work as directed by the Technical Manager* Write full and concise technical reports on all development work* Generate methods of manufacture, QC and product specifications* Organise and conduct plant trials and scale up* Order any new raw materials, SDS and specifications for NPD work.* Carry out COSHH assessments on all new raw materials* Liaise and feedback progress to customers regarding their projects where applicable* Liaise and feedback progress to the sales team regarding their projects where applicable* Be available to help out Quality Control with routine QC analysis at periods of high demand

The NPD role will primarily involve assisting the NPD team with development projects. Due to the nature of the speciality chemical/contract manufacturing industry, projects are wide and varied. Common reactions include neutralisation, oxidation, sulphonation, esterification and phosphation. The candidate must be competent in analytical chemistry, and will be involved in wet chemistry titrations, Karl Fisher, FTIR and AA on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will preferably have some experience in the day to day use of GC/MS and/ or HPLC systems. Additionally, the role will involve running small scale reactions as part of COMAH compliance using an Advanced Reactive Screening System Tool (ARSST). This will involve gathering adiabatic information (maximum temperature and pressure, energy of reaction and cooling requirements) in order to maintain control and operate safely.

Required

*A degree or higher qualification in Chemistry *Experience working within an Industrial chemical setting, (R&D exposure advantageous)*Or proven experience with the use of HPLC & GCMS in an analytical setting. *The ideal candidate must be well-organised, meticulous and enthusiastic to learn new skills.*Good communicator with excellent report writing skills.*Problem solving skills

In return the company are offering a competitive salary, 3% Pension scheme, holiday rising with service, and working hours of 8.00 - 16.30 Mon - Friday.

If you would be interested in applying for this position, please apply using the link below. Alternatively please email a current copy of your CV

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.