Job Title

Analytical Chemist

Contact Type

Permanent, Full time


As an analytical chemist tasks can vary, but typically the candidate will:

  • analyse samples from various sources to provide information on compounds or quantities of compounds present
  • use analytical techniques and instrumentation, such as gas and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), inductively coupled plasma-mass-spectrometry, electrochromatography and spectroscopy (infrared and ultraviolet, amongst others) and qPCR – interpret data and meet strict guidelines on documentation when recording data
  • report scientific results
  • develop techniques for the analysis of drug products and chemicals
  • work collaboratively in cross-functional teams
  • liaise with customers, staff and suppliers
  • be aware of, and keep up to date with, health and safety issues
  • validate methods and equipment
  • writing research papers, reports, reviews and summaries
  • keeping up to date with scientific and technical developments
  • preparing product licence documentation

Key Skills for the role

Analytical work demands patience, determination, creativity, flexibility and decisiveness.
JPL are looking for both research and transferable skills including:

  • a logical and independent mind
  • the motivation and ability to solve complex problems
  • a systematic approach to tasks
  • theoretical knowledge of analytical techniques
  • the ability to develop and validate new methods
  • excellent IT skills
  • numerical and analytical ability
  • teamworking and lone working skills
  • responsibility
  • communication and presentation skills

Qualifications required

Ideally the candidate will hold a science-based MSc degree, however, candidates with a BSc degree with a minimum of 2:1, in chemistry or a related subject below will be considered.

  • analytical chemistry
  • applied chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • chemistry
  • environmental science (physical)
  • forensic science
  • geochemistry
  • marine sciences, marine biology or oceanography
  • materials sciences or technology.

Practical experience of working in a laboratory environment is desirable but not compulsory with the above qualifications.


Educated to HND or foundation degree level with a minimum of 3 years previous work experience within an analytical laboratory.

The candidate must also have a clean and active Jersey Driving Licence and no criminal record. Full DBS checks will be carried out as part of the selection process.

What to expect

  • working in multidisciplinary teams and communicating with scientists and customers from both within and outside the company.
  • predominantly lab-based but occasionally site visits are required
  • the work can occasionally have tight deadlines and pressure to solve problems as quickly as possible. Routine analysis can involve long drawn-out procedures which can take some time.

Working Hours

JPL’s working hours are 08:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:00am to 4:00pm on Fridays.

The basic hours of employment are 37.5 hours per week, which are exclusive of a daily 60 minute lunch break.


£27,000 – £35,000p/a depending on experience.

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