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UK -Analytical chemist

Bar Hill, United Kingdom

ABOUT DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES
We guarantee our products will have touched your life many times without you even noticing.  From eggs to soft drinks cans to the cable in your walls and the medicines in your bathroom cabinet, you will find evidence of our success on products throughout your home.
Domino Printing Sciences plc, an autonomous division of Brother Industries Ltd, comprises of a group of businesses and brands, each with unique capabilities, targeted at industries utilising coding and printing.  Our clever technology enables companies to print product identification and other variable data - such as use-by-dates and tracking codes – on their products no matter what the surface, how fast they’re produced, or where in the world they’re made.
We offer a wide range of printing technologies including Continuous Ink Jet, Laser Coding, Piezo Drop on Demand, Print and Apply, Thermal Ink Jet, Thermal Transfer Overprinting and Digital Printing.  Our investment into R&D means that we’re continually improving our existing product range as well as developing new innovative products.  Covering diverse sectors from food and beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare, to industrial and construction, our aim is to provide our customers with solutions tailored to the needs of their business.
 
Analytical chemist
ABOUT THE ROLE 
JOB PURPOSE
A global leader in the development and manufacture of inkjet fluids, we require an analytical chemist to join our R&D team in Cambridge. In this position your goal is to carry out a range of duties with a major emphasis on development of GC, GC-MS, LC and LC-MS methods for trace analysis.  You will be responsible for planning and undertaking experiments intrinsic to ink development projects, adhering to regulatory compliance requirements. As an Analytical Chemist you will be part of the expert analytical function and work closely with colleagues in the R&D department.
This role requires strong communication skills and involves working closely with the wider R&D team. Aiming to build strong working relationships whilst providing a contribution to the development teams within the company.
KEY TASKS / ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • GC, GC-MS, LC and LC-MS method development, trace analysis and structure elucidation. 
  • Ensure experimental plans adhere to regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Communication with colleagues to define requirements and to turn data into valuable knowledge. 
  • Maintain accurate up to date laboratory records.
  • Work to the highest laboratory and safety standards.

COMPETENCIES

Essential

  • Analytical thinking
  • Results oriented
  • Solid foundation of chemistry knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and with short deadlines to accomplish objectives
  • Concern for standards

 Desirable

  • Efficiency
  • Critical thinking

PERSON SPECIFICATION

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • BSc in chemistry

EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE

  • Good theoretical understanding of chemistry, chromatography and mass spectrometry
  • Excellent sample preparation skills
  • Experience with routine GC and LC operation highly desirable
  • Experience with GC-MS and LC-MS techniques preferred
  • Experience with quantitative analysis preferred
  • Recent graduates will be considered.

SKILLS

  • Chemistry/analytical chemistry
  • Complex problem-solving ability
  • Excellent technical scientific writing, communication, and organizational skills

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Positive and flexible attitude to work
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Hands-on and self-directed
  • Team player

CAMBRIDGE – A GREAT PLACE TO WORK 

Our head office is based in Bar Hill, just 4 miles from the City of Cambridge with excellent road links North, South and East via the A14 and M11.  Home to one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world and now one of the most important technology centres in Europe, Cambridge is a city steeped in the past as well as the future.  From sightseeing to wonderful historic buildings to punting on the river Cam, or visiting one of the many bars and restaurants in the city, Cambridge has something for everyone.  Excellent public transport links mean that it’s only a 50 minute journey to London and Stansted Airport.  In addition, London City Airport and Luton Airport are both within easy travelling distance.  Find out more about Cambridge at www.visitcambridge.org 
Join Domino and you will become part of an award-winning, global business and British success story. Our smart technology enables companies to print use-by-dates and tracking codes on their products no matter what the surface, how fast they’re produced, or where in the world they’re made.  From eggs and soft drink cans to the cable in your walls and the medicines in your bathroom cabinet, you will find evidence of our success on products throughout your home.  We’re continuing to invest in Research & Development in our commitment to bring new products to our customers.
 
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