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DATE ADDED: Thu 16/08/2018

GC-MS Analyst

Bedford, UK
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COMPANY: RPS GROUP PLC

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: Up to £27,000 per annum

GC-MS Analyst

Full-time position (37.5 hours per week)

Based in Letchworth (moving to Bedford).

Salary of up to £27k per annum.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding commercial Laboratory, providing bespoke analytical testing services.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced GC-MS analyst, to join our team of talented chemists. Reporting to a Senior Analyst, you will be responsible for managing your own workload, which will include running both GC-MS and GC-MS/MS systems.

Reporting to a Senior Analytical Chemist, you will be responsible for managing your own analytical workload, ensuring results are completed to agreed deadlines. We are looking for someone with a good understanding of the theory and practice of GC-MS. Your acquired skills and experience will enable you to successfully troubleshoot and improve existing methodologies. The role provides a varied workload, working with a wide range of environmental contaminants, in some of the most challenging matrices.

This role will give you the chance to make a real impact in a busy work area in our growing portfolio of trace organics analysis, working with a talented team of experts in a friendly, supportive and innovative environment.

Skills & Experience Required:


·A background in the use of GC-MS, ideally for the analysis of trace environmental contaminants.


·Experience working within a fast-paced, commercial analytical testing laboratory.


·Experience with the routine maintenance and troubleshooting of GC-MS systems. 


·Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;


·Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at different levels within an organisation.

What we offer in return:


·Salary of up to £27,000 (dependent on experience)


·Contributory company pension scheme


·24 days annual leave + bank holidays


·RPS Choices Scheme


·Option to purchase up to 5 extra annual leave days per year


·Access to Employee Assistance Programme & Annual Staff Wellness Checks

About Us:

RPS Laboratories are part of the RPS Group, an international multi-disciplinary consultancy.Our Letchworth facility is an ISO 17025 accredited, analytical testing 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 and detection of emerging pollutants in water and soil.

We are moving from our current site in Letchworth to a brand new, purpose-built facility in South Bedford in Autumn 2018.



Role: GC-MS Analyst
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford, South East

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