Team Leader - Organic / Inorganic Chemistry

Dependent on experience
05 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently have two opportunities available for Team Leaders to join either an Organic or Inorganic Chemistry team within a growing environmental and life sciences company based in the Manchester area. As the Team Leader - Organic / Inorganic Chemistry you will be responsible for managing a programme of work and/or department, to ensure timely delivery of projects or results at a profit. You will line manage a team of Analysts and Technicians effectively to ensure they are deployed appropriately. You will be actively involved in motivating and developing staff to maximise performance.

Key words: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental, Water, Waste, Soil, ISO17025, MCERTS, UKAS, Management, Team Leader


Your duties as the Team Leader - Organic / Inorganic Chemistry will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Day-to-day scheduling of the workload within the laboratory in person and via effective delegation, KPI management and agreeing and meeting targets as specified by the Laboratory Manager.

2. Ensuring the ISO17025:2005 standard is maintained and that all relevant actions related to it are performed in a timely manner and ensuring all equipment is maintained and any upkeep is managed by the appropriate staff.

3. Identifying bottlenecks or potential issues in the laboratory, moving staff to maintain smooth operations of the laboratory. You will also have responsibility for monitoring spend and performance of the laboratory.

4. Ensure a high level of customer awareness in all staff, as well as leading by example.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Team Leader - Organic / Inorganic Chemistry we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Chemistry related discipline (eg. Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry). In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate a background in organic chemistry.

2. You will have experience managing a team of scientists, analysts or technicians, in a related scientific setting. Proven industry experience in GC-MS and GC-FID as well as working knowledge of ISO17025 and MCERTS regulations.

3. Ideally, you will have prior experience working in an environmental testing facility, eg. water, soil, waste, air, etc, however we will also look at candidates with a relevant scientific background who have worked in a related industry.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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