Analytical Chemistry Specialist (Wine and Spirits)


£33,000 - £40,000pa


+ Employee benefits


Nutfield, Surrey

Analytical Services

We offer commercial analytical lab chemistry testing for food and drink, including: nutritional and health, microscopy, biochemistry, allergens, chromatography,  packaging, cereals and ingredients, and wines and spirits

Wine and Spirits Analysis

Position

  • Primarily involved with the analysis of wine & spirits (and other matrices as required) but can extend to other method of analysis
  • To supervise the operation of the W&S group, including but not limited to client contact, resources, training, developing new/improved techniques, validating methods, reporting and technical excellence. (40%)
  • Routine analysis of wine & spirits and associated materials using instrumental methods.(45%)
  • Dealing with non-routine enquiries and requested for bespoke analysis for member and non-member companies (10%)
  • Basic calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment (5%)
  • Comply with all relevant policies, procedures and instructions – including healthand safety requirements.

Requirements

  • Degree, MCHEM or equivalent experience in the field of analytical science
  • Extensive experience working in ISO17025 laboratory environment, at least 5 years of which must be in an analytical chemistry food/beverage laboratory.
  • Competence in the operation and maintenance of analytical equipment including HPLC and GC
  • Interpretation of data and reporting scientific results
  • Ability to manage a small team and train junior staff
  • Flexibility to work on many tasks and manage priorities
  • Ability to negotiate with potential customers and develop new business
  • Proven effectiveness in managing timely and cost-effective delivery of technical services

Benefits

  • Reward platform with employee discounts and rewards
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • A generous work save pension scheme, with employee contributions matched by the company up to 10%
  • Permanent health scheme
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

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