Graduate Chemistry Analyst

£25,000-£27,000 pa

+ Employee benefits

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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

Analytical Services

You could be part of innovation and research, that shapes the food and drinks industry through analytical chemistry, microbiology, and technology. We harness and encourage new talent into our business. If you’re an engaged and passionate future scientist, who is eager to start your ‘Campden BRI Journey’ in summer ’24, then we want to hear from you!

Our non-exhaustive list of food testing includes:

  • Chemical analyses
  • Analysis of the physical properties of foods
  • Identification of chemical and physical contaminants
  • Authenticity testing
  • Evaluation of how a product tastes and what the consumer thinks of it
  • Development and evaluation of testing methods
  • Specialise analyses for wheat and flour
  • Beer, wines and spirits analysis


  • To undertake analysis in our Chemistry laboratories of food & drink samples in focusing mainly on chromatography, together with all associated activities. In general, this could involve analysis by GC/MS/MS, LC/MS/MS, HPLC and ICP.
  • Booking in of samples, preparation of samples and reporting of results to clients.
  • Routine analysis of food stuffs and associated materials using instrumental methods e.g. HPLC and LC/MS/MS.
  • Produce accurate laboratory record, calculate results, collate data for inclusion in scientific reports and produce reports for bespoke and routine analysis.
  • To ensure all aspects of quality are managed according to the Campden BRI standards, including maintaining QC records for UKAS accredited methods.
  • Responding to client enquires relating to testing within the section.
  • Training and supervision of junior staff as require.
  • Basic maintenance and calibration of equipment, including GC/MS/MS, LC/MS/MS and HPLC systems.


  • You will be a dedicated Chemistry graduate, predicted classification minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).
  • Experience of using your initiative and the ability to take responsibility (evidenced by volunteering, extracurricular activities, work).
  • Interest in food & drink analytical chemistry.
  • Competent in the use of Excel and Word.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment would be beneficial.
  • Experience working with chromatography techniques desirable, particularly LC/MS/MS and HPLC.
  • Ability to undertake routine analysis with minimal supervision.
  • Good organisational skill for managing workload and complex projects.
  • Well-developed communication skills.


  • 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%
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

Additional information:

Please note due to our rural location you must be able to drive and have your own transport.

The site is within driving distance of several towns, including Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Evesham.

Working hours- Monday-Friday 8.45am-5.15pm (4.30pm finish on Fridays).

We regret that we can't consider visa sponsorship for this role and your application will only be considered if you hold right to work in the UK.

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