Lab Technician/Chemist(1), Harrogate, United Kingdom


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, United Kingdom

Posted: 30 May 2018

 Lab Technician/Chemist(1)
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. 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.
Qualifications and Experience

  • Typically educated to BSc/MSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or a related subject.
  • Experience of analytical techniques such as Radiochemical Quantitation/HPLC/LC-MS in the Agrochemical, Pharmaceutical or CRO industry.
  • Excellent IT skills, motivation, communication and organizational skills. Relevant practical experience is preferred.

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!

Please apply to Closing date: 29th June 2018