Job Type






Chemist York


Capita York United Kingdom

2 months ago

Job Description

What you’ll be doing:
Develop methods to enable the determination of target compounds and residue profiles within environmental and animal matrices.Employ bespoke methods to extract, clean up, analyse and quantify environmentally relevant compounds in various sample matrices using wet chemistry techniques.Write analytical methods and set validation protocols for regulatory studies following international and regulatory guidelines.Contribute to the running and maintenance of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) quality systems, meticulously following standard operating procedures.Engage with clients at a technical level advising them of technical challenges and project plans.Operate and perform routine maintenance on analytical instrumentation e.g., liquid / gas chromatography, mass spectrometers.Perform laboratory procedures using standard laboratory equipment and be responsible for laboratory facilities and maintenance.Potential to work as a study director and/or primary... investigator on chemistry projects

What we’re looking for:
Preferably, you will hold a degree within a chemistry based subject and have previous experience working within a commercial laboratory under a GXP quality system.Ability to work with limited technical supervision to deliver solutions for our clients and project stakeholders.You’ll be methodical with excellent attention to detail.Ability to keep clear and accurate written records of experimental work to a high standard.Good team working skills but with the ability to work independently as required.Practical IT skills in software packages including Microsoft Office, Excel and Word.Understanding of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and have an awareness of equipment validationsExperienced in organising, prioritising and completing work to required standards and to tight deadlines.You may be required to work with potentially hazardous substances and matrices of animal origins. Full training and PPE will be provided.An ability to work within a multi-disciplinary environment.

About Fera

Fera are part of Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences. We’re always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.

What’s in it for you?
A competitive basic salary from £30k23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leaveThe opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choiceCompany matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty moreVoluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technologyAccess to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platformYou will be based at our world class research facility based near York, UK and have access to a range of onsite amenitiesWe offer flexible working patterns during our site opening hours – 7am -7pm

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

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Equal Opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process, you’ll be asked to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive
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