Graduate QC Chemist

Posted a week ago by SRG

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£22,000 - £24,000/annum

QC Chemist required on a temp-to-perm basis, based in Manchester. Must have good wet chemistry and laboratory analytical skills. Recent and 2022 Chemistry graduates welcome. HPLC experience advantageous.

QC Chemist


Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Temporary, moving to permanent

SRG is working with a brilliant company in Manchester who create and develop speciality chemicals for use in smart materials and other niche products. Their technical team is now looking for a QC Chemist to join the team initially on a temporary basis, with a view to becoming permanent. The role will involve analysing a range of raw materials and synthesised products using HPLC, UV-Vis, IR and other standard bench chemistry techniques. This role is available immediately so the successful applicant will need to be able to start immediately or with short notice. It would be a fantastic opportunity for a Chemistry graduate to gain analytical experience in a busy industrial laboratory (2022 graduates are welcome to apply!). You must have a driving licence and preferably your own vehicle.

Benefits: 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays per annum and 37.5 working hours per week, 8.30am to 4.40pm, Monday - Friday. Full training will be provided and excellent potential to move to a permanent contract, depending on performance.

Role / Description

  • Following Standard Operating Procedures to conduct QC analysis on synthesised samples and raw materials
  • Using chemical techniques such as UV-Vis, IR, HPLC, titrations, Karl-Fischer analysis, melting point and colorimetry
  • Updating and maintaining QC spreadsheets, reporting results and producing Certificates of Analysis (CoAs)
  • Supporting R&D in an analytical capacity
  • Preparation of chemicals for third party testing or shipment to customers
  • Travelling to local warehouses and facilities to collect and sample raw materials in storage
  • Assisting in general lab housekeeping and working safely in line with COSHH and H&S requirements


  • Degree in Chemistry or similar
  • Available immediately or with short (1-2 weeks') notice
  • Practical laboratory experience gained from university or industry
  • Good wet chemistry skills - HPLC experience beneficial but not essential
  • Valid Driving Licence (own vehicle preferred but not essential)

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to (url removed) For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Jack on (phone number removed). If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit (url removed) to view our other vacancies.

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Keywords: HPLC, UV-Vis, titration, Karl Fischer, IR, analysis, QC, quality control, chemist, analyst, analytical, graduate, degree, university, chemistry, chemical, forensic, wet chemistry, laboratory,

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