A global leader in the development and manufacture of inkjet fluids, we require an analytical chemist to carry out a range of duties with a major emphasis on UPLC-HRMS and GC-MS to join our R&D team in Cambridge. You will be part of the expert analytical function and work closely with colleagues in the R&D department carrying out quantitative and qualitative analytical methods, including those required for elucidating and quantifying NIAS (non-intentionally added substances) in ink formulations, food simulants and raw materials. The role requires excellent communication skills across disciplines. Working closely with the wider R&D team, you will work safely to a high level of technical excellence, contributing to Technical and Operational teams within the company.
KEY TASKS / ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Develop skills and expertise in the analysis of NIAS in samples including inks, raw materials and food simulants, according to EuPIA guidelines.
- Communication with colleagues in the analytical team and scientists from other teams to define requirements and to turn data into valuable knowledge.
- Attend external conferences and present work.
- Work to the highest laboratory and safety standards.
- Maintain knowledge of current developments in the field and apply a solid foundation of chemistry knowledge to your thought processes.
- Analytical thinking
- Concern for standards
- Results oriented
- Ability to learn
- Critical thinking
EDUCATION & TRAINING
- Minimum honours degree in chemistry or equivalent.
- Chartered Chemist or willingness to progress to chartered status.
EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE
- Knowledge of analytical chemistry and a willingness to learn new techniques.
- Good problem-solving skills.
- Good theoretical understanding of chemistry, chromatography and mass spectrometry
- Experience of working in an analytical chemistry role.
- Chemistry/analytical chemistry. Chromatography skills desired.
- Communication skills
- Team working
- Positive proactive attitude.
- Pragmatic approach coupled with diligence.
- Can do attitude.
- Concern for standards.
- Ethical approach