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. 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
  2. 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
  3. QC Chemist

    SRG is working exclusively with a leading manufacturer of products catering to the construction industry, including adhesives, coatings and sealants. The company has enjoyed significant...

    • West Yorkshire, England, UK
    • £19,000 - £24,000 per Annum Permanent
  4. Technical Chemist

    This role is primarily concerned with maintaining and developing customer relations externally and internally to maximise waste inputs into a network of transfer stations and...

    • Wednesbury, West Midlands, England, UK
    • £20,000 - £21,000 per Annum Permanent
  5. Graduate Chemist (Quality) - Oxfordshire, £20-21K

    A successful polymer manufacturing company based in Wantage is recruiting for a Quality Technologist to join their busy Technical Team. This is a permanent role,...

    • Wantage, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    • £20,000 - £25,000 per Annum Permanent
  6. Junior Field Service Engineer

    Do you have a HNC in Electronic Engineering? Are you experienced in fault finding and enjoy solving problems? An analytical instrumentation company based in the...

    • Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
    • £20,000 - £27,000 per Annum Permanent
  7. Material Scientist - Ceramics and Metals

    An innovative North East based company is looking to recruit a Material Scientist to join their team on a full-time, permanent basis. The successful Material...

    • Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
  8. Material Science

    Working in a small, lean manufacturing, production facility testing PU Flexible Foam and raw materials and administering the data collection and quality systems for the...

    • Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, UK
    • £10 - £10.11 per Hour Temporary
  9. Materials Scientist - Silicon Powders, Oxfrodshire, £30-40K

    A leading R&D organisation based in Oxfordshire is currently recruiting for a Materials Scientist to join their busy Technical Team. This is a permanent role,...

    • Oxfordshire, England, UK
    • £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum Permanent
  10. Analytical Chemist / QC Analyst - Pharmaceuticals

    Analytical Chemist / QC Analyst Pharmaceuticals £28,000 £32,000 (Commensurate with experience) + Excellent Benefits London Based Do you have experience of QC Analysis and method...

    • London, England, UK
    • £25,000 - £32,000 per Annum Permanent