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Chromatography Technician

Campden BRI via SRG

Jobs E-bulletin issue no: 908/150818 Date job posted: 13 August 2018

Campden BRI provides scientific, technical, and legislative support to the food, drinks and allied industries worldwide. The practical application of technical excellence lies at the heart of all that we do and is supported by our industry-leading facilities, expertise and knowledge.

From analysis and testing and operational support to knowledge management, all our activities are built on an extensive programme of research and innovation steered by industry to ensure maximum commercial relevance.

We provide services to companies all along the supply chain, but offer discounts, access to expert advice and other benefits for those that come into membership. Many of our clients are major blue chip companies and household names.

The Campden BRI Group operates from two sites in the UK and a third in Hungary. The role as advertised will be based at the Chipping Campden but could require from time to time travel to other Group sites.

The site in Chipping Campden employs 300 full or part-time staff. A further 50 staff are employed at the site at Nutfield, Surrey and 30 staff are employed at our site in Budapest, Hungary.

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department comprises around 50 staff from a wide range of disciplines. It provides essential services to industry through a wide range of analytical testing and research activities. The Department is organised into four operational sections: Chromatography, Biochemistry, Microscopy, and Food Composition.

The Chromatography Section comprises several teams of analytical chemists testing food samples for chemical contaminants and nutritional components using chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. The majority of the work is short term although some contribution to longer term research projects is also undertaken.

• The position
To undertake all contaminant analyses by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS techniques and associated activities within the section.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Carry out analysis of foodstuffs and interpretation of results relating to the food industry according to client instructions, within agreed timescales.
• Carry out administrative tasks relating to analytical work e.g. sample receipt and booking in of samples into LIMS
• Perform method development activates under the direction of a senior analyst. Collect data and produce reports.
• To work in a safe manner in accordance with departmental policies.
• To work in accordance with the Campden BRI Management system.
• To keep neat and orderly records of results and other relevant information.

Qualification and Key Skills
• A-level in science related subject and/or relevant laboratory experience
• Experience using Microsoft packages - word/excel/outlook/PowerPoint
• Experience working within an accreditation scheme
• Ability to work in a small team
• Flexibility to work on a number of tasks and manage priorities

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Type: Permanent
Basis: Full Time   38 hrs 8.45-5.15pm Mon-Thurs., Fri 8.45-4.30pm
Salary Details: £17,000 pa. Grade:G1. Holidays:24 days, plus public holidays and a holiday exchange scheme. Pension scheme. Campden BRI is committed to ensure all staff receives appropriate training to support their job function and business needs.  Campden BRI also operates a ‘permanent health scheme’ if you are unable to continue work for health reasons, and a ‘death in service’ scheme. Other benefits include subsidised restaurant on site and free parking.
Method of application: Email CV and covering letter
Contact name for applications: Chris Gabbott

Closing Date: Not stated : To be withdrawn on 20 September 2018

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