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Graduate Analyst - Chemistry


Shropshire (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 5436


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate within a chemistry discipline to join an independent plastics and rubber specialist organisation who provide research, technology and information services for polymer-related industries. As a graduate analyst you will be responsible for conducting a wide range of analyses using analytical techniques including FTIR, TGA, UV-VIS spectrometry and ICP-OES.

Graduate Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Perform testing efficiently providing good quality data on time.
  • Comply with schedules and assignments.
  • Assist in the development of new test methods.
  • Promptly identify instrument problems and report immediately to Laboratory Manager
  • Undertake equipment maintenance, and consumable stock control.
  • Provide training and quality support where required.
  • Provide technical expertise.
  • Familiarity and compliance with all relevant standard operating procedures.
  • Undertake appropriate training and development.
  • Maintain appropriate and effective health and safety arrangements for the Laboratory in conjunction with the Health and Safety Officer.
  • Maintain highest standards of housekeeping particularly with respect to storage of materials, chemicals, solvents and customer samples.

Graduate Analyst Requirements:

  • Educated to a degree level in a chemistry or closely related discipline.
  • Experience with analytical techniques: techniques including FTIR, TGA, UV-VIS spectrometry and ICP-OES (Desirable but not essential)
  • Must be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to laboratory work.
  • Possess excellent communication and time management skills and be able to maintain a high standard of record keeping.
  • Will have an understanding of working within quality systems such as ISO17025. cGMP would also be advantageous.


Competitive Salary + Benefits - Private healthcare, pension, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays - flexible working hours

Job Ref: 5436