Battelle UK limited

Residue Chemistry Analyst

Full-Time in Chelmsford, GB - Residue Chemistry

Are you a recent graduate with a genuine passion for analytical chemistry looking for an exciting role within an analytical team?

Do you want to develop your skills in extraction methodology, further your experience with chromatographic techniques including LC-MS/MS, and work with a talented team of industry scientists?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

Graduate opportunities exist within our Residue Analysis, Ecotoxicology and Product Chemistry team in Chelmsford, Essex. Our highly regarded team work in modern, well equipped laboratories developing complex analytical methods in support of our field residue and stability studies using LC-MS/MS or GC/MS chromatographic techniques.

You will ideally be qualified to BSc level or higher in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic and Analytical Science, or a similar scientific subject.

Core responsibilities of the role

  • Develop, optimize and validate analytical methods which will provide the sensitivity and robustness needed for analysis of a wide range of sample matrices.
  • Develop skills in the use of modern and highly automated chromatographic techniques such as LC-MS/MS and GC/MS in a Good Laboratory Practice compliant facility.
  • Homogenise, extract, clean-up and analyse crop and soil samples to determine the levels of residual pesticides.
  • Assist in a variety of project work with colleagues and across analytical teams.
  • Review analytical and laboratory data within the team for accuracy, completeness and compliance following documented procedures.

Full training will be provided to allow you to successfully

  • Follow and perform sample preparation, laboratory techniques, extraction equipment and extraction methodologies.
  • Analyse samples by namely LC-MS/MS or GC/MS allowing you to have a complete understanding of the technique and to troubleshoot complex methodology issues.
  • Use software packages to process analytical data and summarise in results tables and graphs to evaluate any data or stability trends.
  • Draft study reports where the analytical results are presented, summarised and data conclusions made.
  • Fully conduct studies to GLP standards as well as to regulatory guidance documents

We are committed to providing a developmental progression path for all employees within a flexible, results-orientated workplace.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer an attractive package which includes flexible working hours a generous and well managed private pension scheme, private medical insurance and further insurance-related benefits.

Candidates wishing to apply should submit a detailed CV and cover letter.

Battelle UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Battelle Memorial Institute and is comprised of approximately 100 scientists. From our modern state of the art laboratory facilities in Chelmsford, Essex and Havant, Hampshire we offer customers in the agrochemical and associated industries the opportunity to outsource the conduct of studies required to optimise the development and regulatory approval of their products

Battelle Values

  • Unity: We do what’s right for our customers, employees, our communities and Battelle’s future - always with safety and integrity at the forefront of everything that we do.
  • Creativity: We use our diversity and curiosity to rapidly deploy science and technology solutions for the world.
  • Collaboration: We work together and are accountable to each other, taking personal responsibility for our customers’ and Battelle’s success.
  • Excellence: We are defined by a winning spirit. Coaching each other to be at our best and acting with urgency to create a thriving organisation.
  • Appreciation: We value one another and recognise each other’s contributions.

Battelle is dedicated to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We solve global challenges through contract research, lab management, STEM education, philanthropy and volunteerism.

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