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 Technician - Chemistry

    My client are a leading international chemicals company with a state of the art facility in Berkshire. Working in a key laboratory based role within...

    • Berkshire, England, UK
    • £21,000 - £23,000 per Annum Temporary
  2. Group Leader - Bioscience Technology Platforms

    Job Title: Group Leader Bioscience Technology Platforms Location: Berkshire Contract: Permanent Salary: Competitive + Full Benefits Scheme SRG are currently working in collaboration with a...

    • Bracknell, Berkshire, England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
  3. Group Leader (Biopharmaceutical Analysis)

    The role of the Team Leader is to provide management and direction to a team of Laboratory based analytical scientists and resources for project activities...

    • Westmeath, Republic of Ireland, Ireland
    • Competitive Permanent
  4. R&D Associate II

    SRG are working with a Global Pharmaceutical Company who are looking an R&D Associate to join their Physicochemical Testing team in Cambridge on 12 month...

    • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
    • Competitive Temporary
  5. QC Analyst

    SRG are working with a global manufacturing company to help them find a QC Analyst to join their busy team.If you are an experienced Analytical...

    • Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland, UK
    • Competitive Temporary
  6. Analytical Scientist

    They currently have a vacancy for an Analytical Scientist to join their Digestive Health Relief Team, responsible for all analytical aspects of existing and NPD...

    • Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
    • £25,000 - £35,000 per Annum Permanent
  7. Support/Labarotory Technician

    SRG are working with a leading manufacturing company to help them find an Analytical Support Technician for an initial 6 month Contract with strong likelihood...

    • Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland, UK
    • Competitive Temporary
  8. Analyst

    Pharmaceutical laboratory Analyst Permanent Full Time East Midlands Attractive salary (dependant upon experience) Do you have analytical experience working for the Pharmaceutical industry? Have you...

    • England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
  9. Method Developers

    To lead multiple studies (transfer/development and or validation for a range of analytical methods with a high level of complexity ) /project simultaneously and ensure...

    • England, UK
    • Competitive Temporary
  10. Mass Spec Expert

    Key Words: LC-MS/MS, Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics, Method Development, Trouble Shooting, Mass Spec, Liquid Chromatography, Biological Samples, Med Device Development, Coaching, Mentoring, Research, Prototyping.

    • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
    • £40,000 - £55,000 per Annum Permanent