Chemist - Edinburgh

Ref: 57 Date Posted: Thursday 14 Oct 2021
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We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Chemist to join our Laboratory team.  This is a permanent, full-time role and based at our Edinburgh site.  Reporting to the Laboratory Team Leader, the successful person will participate in the provision of an efficient and accurate laboratory analytical service to all departments within the Company and also to external third parties when required. 

The role is day shift based, following a three week rotating pattern in which one weekend in three will be work, averaging 35 hours per week

The full Job Description and Person Specification is attached. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To perform all Laboratory activities in line with the necessary Company health and safety requirements, complying with current legislation to maintain a safe working environment for employees.
  • To carry out the analyses in which the jobholder is trained and competent.
  • To report the results of analyses concisely and accurately.
  • To highlight to the Laboratory Team Leader / Quality Assurance Manager any unexpected or non-conforming results.
  • To provide cover in other laboratory areas when required.
  • To organise and support the Sensory Evaluation Panel as required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Tertiary qualifications in science plus 2 years’ relevant industry knowledge / experience.
  • Good team collaboration skills.
  • Excellent documentation and reporting skills.
  • Good housekeeping practices.
  • Good analytical, communication and reasoning skills.
  • Laboratory experience within a chemistry or microbiology based manufacturing industry

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