QC Analyst

10 Jun 2021
08 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
QC Analyst


My client is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality biological reagents and is seeking a QC Analyst to join their growing team in their QC department in Bristol. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and dynamic team of analysts working on QC analysis for my client, testing the products of complex syntheses of biologically active library compounds and novel custom synthesis work for both internal research initiatives and external clients.

Key Responsibilities:

* Work in a safe and responsible manner, abiding by the COSHH regulations and maintaining a high level of tidiness.

* To be familiar with all required QC and analytical techniques through on the job training and external courses where appropriate.

* To carry out QC tests. Techniques to include: HPLC, GC, SFC, MS, NMR, FT-IR, UV/Vis, Fluorescence, Melting point, Karl Fischer, Optical Rotation and Solubility.

* Develop robust and reproducible analytical methods. Perform method validation when required.

* Write and amend standard operating procedures, test methods and other documents as required.

* Carry out calibration of QC laboratory equipment as required.

* Prepare stocks of reagents as required.

* To maintain stocks of solvents, chemicals and consumables within QC.

* Work to maximise productivity and meet targets and deadlines.

* Maintain a high standard of laboratory work with regard to both practical output and documentation ?? To receipt and book in samples, ensuring appropriate storage and paperwork for analysis.

* To send samples to external companies for analysis such as CHN, and process the results once returned.

* Adhere to all documented procedures relating to the work carried out.

Personal Qualities and Attributes:

* Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills

* Excellent 'can do' attitude, including a willingness to contribute to tasks that benefit the wider team ?? Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and multi-task efficiently

* Ability to work to deadlines

* Ability to build strong relationships cross functionally


Education and Experience:

* Degree level in chemistry or related science

* Ideally 2 years+ QC experience

* Detailed knowledge of analytical chemistry

* High level of personal and independent productivity

* Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills ?? Decision making and problem-solving skills

* Practical ability and analytical data interpretation skills

* Collaborative and team work skills

* IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft software packages

* Safe and responsible working manner in laboratory areas