Job Title
Applications Chemist Engineer (CS005928)
£45,000 (Based on Skills and Experience)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
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This is a full time, permanent position.

Our client, based in High Wycombe, is seeking an Applications Chemist Engineer to join their expanding team.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you must have a logical and methodical approach to troubleshooting, applications development, method development and instrument maintenance.

You must be a self-starter with the ability to work on your own, running projects, using your own initiative as well as developing and finalising projects within an agreed timescale.  You must have a professional approach, be well presented and with the ability to liaise with clients and team members.

Key Duties:

  • Taking an important position in a new growth area for Emissions Analytics, having the opportunity to define the role to achieve the best results
  • Co-ordinating with existing work, conducting on-road testing of vehicles using Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS)
  • Central to the role, managing on-going, in-house test programmes to a range of automotive applications
  • Offering custom testing services to third party clients based on similar standards methods
  • On internal acceptance of a client project, researching/understanding client requirements, specifying, designing, planning and developing the required methods to a consistent high quality,  delivering to an agreed specification and timescale, as agreed with the client
  • Upon completion, ensuring the write-ups of customer reports, application notes, standard operating procedures, presentations and other technical documentation (all done to a set quality and within a timescale as agreed with the Chief Operating Officer and in line with the requirements of the client’s project proposal)
  • Running clients’ standards and samples in real world matrices, showing a method’s fitness for purpose, incorporating important analytical criteria such as, but not limited to, minimum detection limits, carry-over performance, calibration linearity, reproducibility and analyte recoveries
  • Occasionally travelling in the UK, Europe and as needed globally to carry out such tasks
  • Helping manage the laboratory, ensuring supplies are re-ordered as required to avoid delays in project development, ensuring the lab is kept clean, tidy and safe.  Managing the laboratory within industry health and safety guidelines
Special Requirements / Additional Information: 
  • Previously a GC-MS user, with hands-on experience of running GC-MS to analyse samples
  • Educated to degree level in Analytical Chemistry (or a similar discipline) with two years or more GC-MS sample introduction and sample preparation experience
  • Ideally experienced in method development, analysing complex GC-MS data and creating meaningful reports for both experts and the layman
  • Experienced in developing/running analytical methods using GC-MS and, ideally, in operating /maintaining at least some of the following techniques – GC, GCxGC, GC-MS, GC-TOF-MS, HPLC liquid injection, large volume injection, TD, Dynamic HS and pyrolysis (amongst others)
  • Experienced in automating sample preparation to maximise workflow efficiency and productivity (a distinct advantage)
  • Ability to understand the importance of, and pay attention to, the level of care, detail and precision required in this role
  • Experienced project and management skills (highly beneficial)
  • Willingness to travel and stay away from home (globally at times) to support client projects
  • Good social skills, as interactions with both staff members/clients
  • Self-motivated, professional, with the ability to work on own initiative as well as demonstrating a high level of team contribution
  • Proactive and well-presented
  • Motivated, problem-solving