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
- communication and presentation skills
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
- environmental science (physical)
- forensic science
- 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.
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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