Analytical Chemistry Jobs Overview


This field covers the implementation of both analytical instruments and processes used to separate, identify, and quantify chemical matter. It deduces chemical structures as well as their behaviour in differing conditions. It covers a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology. Research and development of formulation and processes is key to continually improve end products. 

Types of analytical chemists:

  • Drug formulation and development
  • Chemical and forensic analysis
  • Process development 
  • Validation 
  • Toxicology

Analytical Chemist:
These roles use a diverse range of methods to investigate the chemical nature of substances.

Responsibilities can vary across industries, for example in pharmaceuticals you'd be actively involved throughout drug development projects.

Tasks include analysing physical and chemical properties its formulation to determine the quality of the drug. 

HPLC Analyst:
These roles require the use of high-performance liquid chromatography to separate compounds. Often utilised in laboratory testing for new chemical and pharmaceutical products.  

Analytical Development Chemist:
Workers in these roles create and improve methods, processes and validation used in this area of chemistry.

Reviewing these processes to improve and solve problems to current or new formulation methods is key - this requires particularly strong attention to detail.  

Analytical Assistant or Technician:
Often entry level roles and a good starting role for chemistry and STEM graduates focusing on supporting more senior members of analytical teams.  

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55 "analytical chemistry" Jobs

  1. Analytical Chemist (Drug Discovery)

    Due to continued growth they have a vacancy for an Analytical Chemist / Separation Chemist within the chemistry team which provides expert purification, separation and...

    • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
    • £25,000 - £30,000 per Annum Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemist

    A leading pharmaceutical business in the Cramlington area are looking for an Analytical Chemist to join them on a short-term contract to assist with validation...

    • Cramlington, Northumberland, England, UK
    • £13 per Hour Temporary
  3. Analytical Chemist

    The Analytical Chemist will primarily support stability and final-release testing of solid dosage forms and/or active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Responsibilities: Perform stability and finished goods...

    • Sandwich, Kent, England, UK
    • £15.84 - £16.89 per Hour Temporary
  4. Senior Analytical Chemist - Pharmaceuticals

    The role of the Senior Scientist is to provide mentorship and direction to a team of Laboratory based analytical chemists and resources for project activities...

    • Westmeath, Republic of Ireland, Ireland
    • Competitive Permanent
  5. Analytical Chemist

    SRG is working with an increasingly successful business who specialise in technologies for water treatment. As a result of impending maternity leave, they are now...

    • Cheshire, England, UK
    • £21,000 - £27,000 per Annum Permanent
  6. Analytical Chemist / Technician

    Due to continued growth, my client are looking to hire a lab based analytical technician. Working as part of a team focused on the development...

    • Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
    • £21,000 - £24,000 per Annum Temporary
  7. Senior Analytical Chemist - Group Leader

    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...

    • Berkshire, England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
  8. Senior Chemist

    A degree or beyond (or equivalent) in a Chemistry focused subject, ideally with a good deal of analytical awareness. Background in a similar role/organisation would...

    • Brentwood, Essex, England, UK
    • £15 - £19 per Hour Temporary
  9. Senior Metabolism Chemist

    The successful Senior Metabolism Chemist will be responsible for the management and delivery of metabolism studies delivered by the company's Centre for Chemical Safety and...

    • York, North Yorkshire, England, UK
    • £40,000 - £45,000 per Annum Permanent
  10. Lab Technician/Chemist

    This role is perfect for someone with experience of wet chemistry and analytical methods and ready to start a new role at short notice.There is...

    • Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    • Competitive Temporary