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. Mass Spectroscopy Specialist

    Experience in post-acquisition data processing using contemporary software and on-line databases such as Protein Pilot, Skyline, FASTA etc., along with the appropriate statistical analyses for...

    • Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
    • £35,000 - £38,000 per Annum Permanent
  2. Technical Assesor

    My client are a leading provider of waste services in the UK and are growing all the time. They have a key role available, for...

    • Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, UK
    • £20,000 - £26,000 per Annum Permanent
  3. Team Leader

    They are looking for a Team Leader to join their busy testing laboratory. The responsibilities will include: * To perform work allocated without deviation from...

    • Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent
  4. Trainee Analyst

    The position of Analyst (Trainee Analyst) is within our clients' laboratory, within the analytical dept. In this role, you will work as part of a...

    • Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    • £20,000 - £22,000 per Annum Permanent
  5. Quality Control Technician

    Quality Control Technician Nr Bury St Edmunds Temporary, up to £12.00 per hour 6 months Role profile: Preparation of analytical reports Analysis of raw materials,...

    • Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
    • £11 - £12 per Hour Temporary
  6. Quality

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the...

    • Staffordshire, England, UK
    • £18,500 per Annum Temporary
  7. Team Leader and Senior Analyst

    * Key Skills: CTO, Work flow, Work planning, 6 sigma, Data integrity, HPLC, GC, GMPMy client, based in the East Anglia, is looking for candidates...

    • Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
    • £25,000 - £30,000 per Annum Permanent
  8. Graduate Analytical Scientist

    SRG are currently working exclusively with a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical technology and software. This well-established company is continuing to grow and, with...

    • Cheshire, England, UK
    • £18,000 per Annum Permanent
  9. Analytical Scientist

    SRG are working with a leading pharmaceutical company in Worthing that specialise in primarily, manufacturing and testing penicillin-based products. They are looking for a laboratory...

    • Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK
    • £11.04 per Annum Temporary
  10. QC Analyst

    SRG are working with a specialist biotechnology company who are looking for a QC Analysts to join their analytical labs on a permanent basis. The...

    • St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK
    • Competitive Permanent