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Shift Chemist - QC Analytical


Cambridgeshire £23k – £28k
permanent Job Ref: 5717


A market-leading chemical manufacturing business, based in Peterborough is currently seeking a further Shift Chemist to join their QC department on a permanent basis. This role has opened due to continued success and will take a primary focus on chemical analysis (HPLC, GC) and developing/improving methods.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a family-run business that are investing in new facilities and securing global projects. To be successful within this role, you must have a chemistry background with experience working within an industrial analytical laboratory – completing HPLC & GC analysis.  


  • To provide effective analytical support using HPLC & GC instruments. Along with routine/non-routine analysis, you will also develop & improve methods.
  • Ensuring that all samples are analysed in accordance with specifications, procedures and test methods with appropriate documentation and records.
  • Ensuring by analysis that cross contamination control is maintained.
  • Ensuring that analysis is carried out accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Working a rotating shift pattern – according to project demands and deadlines.
  • Maintaining all necessary records and archiving batch samples.


  • Degree qualification in Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry or closely related field of study.
  • Demonstrate a good chemistry understanding with experience working within a commercial laboratory.
  • You must possess good analytical skills with the confidence to practice HPLC & GC analysis with little supervision during some occasions.  
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Enthusiastic and a motivation to learn.
  • Familiar with health & safety procedures.
  • Provide flexibility to work shifts to ensure customer deadlines are met.

In return, the company can provide an excellent opportunity coupled with a competitive salary - £23k-£28k + company benefits.

Job Ref: 5717