Analytical chemist

Recruiter
Domino UK Ltd
Location
Bar Hill, Cambridge
Salary
Competitive Salary and Benefits Offered
Posted
03 May 2018
Closes
02 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

COMPETENCIES

Essential

  • Analytical thinking
  • Concern for standards
  • Initiative
  • Results oriented
  • Ability to learn

Desirable

  • Efficiency
  • Critical thinking

PERSON SPECIFICATION

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.

SKILLS

  • Chemistry/analytical chemistry. Chromatography skills desired.
  • Communication skills
  • Team working

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Positive proactive attitude.
  • Pragmatic approach coupled with diligence.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Diligence
  • Concern for standards.
  • Ethical approach