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Temporary Laboratory Chemist

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£22000 - £27000 per annum
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Laboratory Chemist needed in West Yorkshire on a temporary basis. Requiring strong laboratory experience gained within industry or academia. Excellent opportunity for a recent Chemistry graduate to gain some industrial experience.

Title: Laboratory Chemist

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £22,000 - £27,000 pro rata (dependent on experience)

Term: Ongoing temporary work

SRG are working with a highly successful company that are part of very large wider global corporation, that have a presence in over 50 countries across the world. They specialise in the manufacture and distribution of adhesives, additives and lubricants for use in various applications ranging from automotive, construction, polymers and other speciality products. They are seeking a Laboratory Chemist to join their team in West Yorkshire to help manage the laboratory workload including performing QC testing, providing technical service and other laboratory work. This role would suit recent Chemistry graduates who are looking to gain some industrial experience. Alternatively, candidates that have proven industrial experience are encouraged to apply.

Benefits: Gain invaluable experience working in a high volume, fast paced laboratory in industry with full support and training. 35 hours - Monday to Friday, with flexibility on start and finish times. 25 days holiday and plus bank holidays (pro-rata).

  • Performing QC analysis of manufactured products, using techniques such as XRF, Karl Fischer, IR, viscosity measurements, and density measurements
  • Supporting in providing technical support to internal and external clients
  • Supporting in other laboratory work
  • Immediate reporting of any out of spec issues to line manager
  • Accurate and meticulous input of data into ERP system
  • Effective communication with factory personnel and management

  • Degree in Chemistry (or similar)
  • Previous laboratory experience in industry or academia
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office and basic IT skills
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Ability to work meticulously and methodically
  • Willingness to learn, and to engage and work as part of a team
  • Previous experience with aerosol testing/ development is useful

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 526 1898.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: Chemistry, laboratory, QC, analysis, analytical, physical chemistry, testing, chemicals, additives, lubricants, adhesives, aerosol, coatings, building materials, automotive, XRF, viscosity, density, karl fischer, product testing, product development, technical service, industrial chemistry.

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


We have established relationships with world-class leaders and small-scale start-ups alike. Our clients value our in-depth regional knowledge developed through our presence across the UK and Europe, and our national exposure that means we offer jobseekers an unrivalled range of career opportunities.



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