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. Purification Chemist

    SRG are the UK number 1 recruitment company specialising in the science, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, renewable, biotech, chemicals and medical devices sectors. As scientists...

    • St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
  2. Process Chemist

    SRG is working with a world-leading chemicals manufacturer who develop and manufacture an array of speciality chemicals for use in a wide variety of products...

    • Cheshire, England, UK
    • £25,000 - £28,000 per Annum Permanent
  3. Technical Service Chemist

    Title Technical Service Chemist Location Lancashire Salary £25,000 £30,000 (Dependant on experience) SRG are currently working with an international specialist in the field of fluoropolymers...

    • Lancashire, England, UK
    • £25,000 - £30,000 per Annum Permanent
  4. Organic Synthetic Chemist - Senior Scientist

    Organic Synthetic Chemist Senior Scientist Stevenage 6 month contract + extension likely Salary: Up to £32,000 4 Vacancies SRG are working with a Global Pharmaceutical...

    • Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK
    • £32,000 per Annum Temporary
  5. Graduate Development Chemist

    Title: Graduate Development Chemist Salary: £18,000 £23,000 Dependant on experience Location: Merseyside SRG is working with a very well established business whose growth has been...

    • Merseyside, England, UK
    • £18,000 - £20,000 per Annum Permanent
  6. Technical Service Chemist

    SRG is working with a privately-owned business who specialise in the distribution of speciality chemicals to the personal care, household and agrochemical industries. They have...

    • West Yorkshire, England, UK
    • £30,000 - £35,000 per Annum Permanent
  7. Chemistry Team Coordinator

    Job Title: Chemistry Team CoordinatorContract Type: PermanentLocation: CheshireSalary: Highly Competitive + Associated BenefitsSRG are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading global pharmaceutical organisation in...

    • Runcorn, Cheshire, England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
  8. Organic Chemist - £20000, Northamptonshire

    A well established Chemical manufacturing organisation based in Northamptonshire has an immediate requirement for an Organic Chemist to join their busy Technical team. This is...

    • Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, UK
    • £20,000 per Annum Permanent
  9. Polymer Chemist

    They are now seeking a talented polymer chemist to join their team in Lancashire, work closely with their Technical Director and become a technical expert...

    • Lancashire, England, UK
    • £21,000 - £26,000 per Annum Permanent
  10. Development Chemist, Walsall, £26-28K

    An successful adhesive manufacturer based north of Birmingham is currently recruiting for a Development Chemist to join their expanding Technical Team. This is a permanent...

    • Walsall, West Midlands, England, UK
    • £26,000 - £28,000 per Annum Permanent