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Analytical Chemist (GCMS) 12 Month FTC

Position: Analytical Chemist (GCMS)
Location: Letchworth (moving to Bedford mid 2018)
Type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: Up to £25k circa dependent on experience

Job Overview:
We have an opportunity for a GCMS Analyst to join our highly experienced, dynamic team, covering maternity leave. If you are experienced with GCMS and want to further develop your analytical skills on some of the most challenging compounds in some of the most difficult matrices, then this could be the position for you.

Working in a fast-paced analytical laboratory, using state of the art instrumentation, we provide bespoke analytical testing services across a wide-range of different compounds and matrices, including pesticide residues in food and crops, detection of emerging pollutants in water and soil. This challenging role will provide the successful candidate with a varied workload and an opportunity to contribute towards future expansion of our operations.

Skills/Experience Required:
• BSc in Chemistry or closely related subject, or equivalent industrial experience.
• Demonstrable experience working within an analytical testing laboratory, operating GC-MS and/or GC-MS/MS instrumentation, including performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting.
• Demonstrable experience of sample preparation techniques e.g. liquid:liquid extraction, solid phase extraction etc.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast paced environment.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits include:
• 24 days holiday
• Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
• Employer contributory pension scheme
• Share incentive scheme
• Life assurance
• Group Disability Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Health screening

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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