Analytical Scientist, Raw Materials / ICP / Wet Chemistry – Analytical Services – Bradford

Do you want to join a highly experienced team committed to providing unrivalled scientific analytical services for a diverse portfolio of clients?

Our Analytical Services Business is focused on delivering technical excellence across a range of areas including life sciences, food and consumer services, industrial and environmental services.

With over 700 members of staff, Concept Life Sciences’s employees are the foundation to our success.  We have over 450 of  our people engaged in delivering analytical services in laboratories throughout the UK.  We value the contribution of our employees and are proud to play a part in their career development, supporting them step-by-step throughout their professional growth whilst also offering them the opportunity to make a real difference.

The role of Analytical Scientist within the Materials Group involves using analytical methods and techniques to investigate and report on the chemical or physical characteristics of test samples (substances, compounds, formulations, investigational or commercial products, raw materials) submitted by clients from the Life Sciences and related industries. The aim of such work is to provide requested or required information in a form which allows for further decision making by stakeholders in those samples.

The ideal candidate will have experience of method development and validation in the analytical wet chemistry / titrations / raw materials testing field; experience of elemental analysis (ICP, XRD, EDX), UV spectrophotometry, total organic carbon analysis (TOC), Karl Fischer and conventional titrations, and the use of a diverse range of analytical techniques in a commercial setting is desirable. The Bradford site operates to current Good Manufacturing Practice, therefore experience of working in a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

Main Duties to:

  • Revenue generating laboratory-based analytical project work, applying diverse analytical techniques to a wide range of sample types.
  • Associated data processing and report writing; peer review of data / reports generated by colleagues.
  • Method development and validation, including drafting of related documents (methods, protocols, reports).
  • Principle techniques dependent on experience and training.
  • Client liaison, inter-group liaison, internal projects and initiatives.
  • Contributing to and adhering to company standard operating procedures.
  • Training of co-workers in own specialist techniques.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BSc in an analytical, chemical or related scientific field with demonstrated, relevant experience.
  • Broad practical experience in developing and validating analytical methods; method development research skills.
  • Experienced in the use of complex analytical instrumentation.
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (quality, health and safety).
  • Familiarity with good scientific practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask.
  • Able to identify and highlight own training needs, and proactively upskill.
  • Basic equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; IT Literate.
  • A full, clean UK driving license.
  • Proactive in your approach to your work.

Working Hours

  • Full time (37.5hrs per week).

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.