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RPS Group is major global energy, planning and environmental consultancy with over 5,000 staff and with offices in Europe, Australia, SE Asia, Middle East, Russia, Africa, America and Canada.
Our Health, Safety & Environment Division operates three purpose-built laboratory facilities which have a long history of providing expert advice and analytical solutions to a wide range of industrial and service sectors including: pathology & biological, occupational hygiene & environmental & trace organics. Our laboratories enjoy an international reputation for solving complex and novel analytical problems in unusual matrices.

Position: Chemist

Location - Manchester

Type: Permanent

Overview of role:

Laboratory chemist required to work in the metals section using ICP-MS or HPLC

Key Responsibilities:

• Organising workloads to ensure samples are reported in agreed timescales
• Analysis of samples using ICP-MS or HPLC ensuring all ISO 17025 quality requirements are met in line with laboratory procedures
• Process and interpretation of analytical results.
• Perform maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation.
• Undertake investigations into internal and external QC failures.
• Supervision and training of staff as required.
• Method validation and development as required.
• Ensure laboratory records are kept accurate and up to date.
• Sample preparation when required.


• BSc in Science or equivalent
• Worked within a laboratory environment
• Experience of using ICP-MS or HPLC
• Experience of sample preparation and use analytical instrumentation.
• Maintenance and troubleshooting skills
• Used to working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

RPS Benefits include:

• 24 days annual leave (+ option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year)
• Company pension scheme
• Share incentive scheme
• Life assurance
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Free optional wellbeing assessment

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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