Lab Technician/Chemist(1) - Harrogate

 

We are a member company of The Smithers Group, trusted providers of innovative solutions. Smithers Viscient performs environmental and consumer safety contract research and regulatory services for the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and the consumer product industries. Smithers Viscient has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 45 years. We conduct studies to satisfy all regulatory requirements globally. Smithers Viscient is a leader delivering trusted testing services.

Offerings include environmental fate, plant and animal metabolism, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, honeybee and pollinator testing, avian toxicology, residue, analytical, and product chemistry, and regulatory risk assessment.  Contact us to apply or to learn more about a career at Smithers Viscient. 

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Lab Technician/Chemist(1) - Harrogate

Posted: 18 May 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in custom built laboratories within the Environmental Sciences Group of Smithers Viscient. Based in Harrogate we are currently recruiting for Lab Technicians and Chemists within Environmental Fate and Residue Chemistry/Sample Analysis.

 

Environmental Fate

You will be involved in performing the day to day laboratory phase of the studies to investigate the fate and behaviour of (14C)-test compounds in plants, soil, sediment and water. Main duties will include extraction and chromatographic analysis of soil, sediment, water and plant samples, conduct of radiochemical purity checks on (14C)-test compounds, development of analytical methods and isolation and identification of metabolites. Responsibilities of your role may vary dependant on qualifications and relevant experience.

 

Residue Chemistry/Sample Analysis

You will be involved in performing the day to day laboratory phase of studies which are designed to determine levels of pesticides or pharmaceuticals in various media. Main duties will include extraction and analysis of various samples (including aquatic and sediment media from ecotoxicology and crop/animal residue samples). Responsibilities of your role may vary dependant on qualifications and relevant experience.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

Typically educated to BSc/MSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or a related subject.

 

Experience of analytical techniques such as HPLC, LC-MS(MS) and GC-MS in the Agrochemical, Pharmaceutical or CRO industry.

 

Excellent IT skills, motivation, communication and organizational skills. Relevant practical experience is preferred.

 

Experience in a GLP laboratory environment.

 

We Offer

 

We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects working alongside highly motivated technical experts while building a flexible and rewarding career.

There is no better time to join us!

 

To apply please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter including salary expectations to: Helen Blakey, HR Business Partner, Smithers Viscient Helen.blakey@smithers.com

 

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2017 - Please quote reference no; W0/02

 

Smithers Viscient is an equal opportunities employer