Analytical Chemist

Recycling and Resource
£22500.00 - £25000.00 per annum
02-08-2022 10:25 AM

Analytical Chemist
Hazardous Waste
Kings Cliffe - Peterborough
Salary £22,500 - £25,000


We are currently recruiting for an Analytical Chemist to join one of the industry leaders in hazardous and clinical waste management solutions across the UK. Working as the Analytical Chemist, you will be responsible for taking samples and carrying out analytical testing of the waste on-site to support with method development and validation and ensure safe and compliant waste management across the facility at all times.

The Job

Working as the Analytical Chemist, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing various analytical tests on waste samples coming onto site.
  • Running and maintaining instrumentation within the Laboratory, including GC-MS/FID and ICP-OES.
  • Ensuring all work complies with relevant HSE, Quality, Regulatory and Accreditation standards (UKAS, ISO 17025).
  • Sample preparation, extraction and clean-up using various techniques.
  • Calculation of results from testing and data entry into the company system.
  • Performing daily checks including balances, pipettes and instruments.
  • Sampling of incoming waste streams for compliance.
  • Work with senior teams to ensure site and lab KPI's are met.
  • Other tasks as needed.

The Candidate

To be considered for this position, candidates are expected to have an appropriate chemistry qualification to degree level as well as experience handling a diverse range of chemical compounds.

Candidates would ideally have some experience in Analytical Chemistry and Statistical Analysis as a good understanding of working in an operational laboratory.

This role would suit a recent Chemistry graduate who is looking to utilise their knowledge in a hands-on role in the waste/ hazardous waste industry.

What's on Offer

  • Basic Salary of up to £25,000
  • Opportunity to progress career in the Chemical and Waste Management industries.
  • Full training and support

How to Apply

To apply, please call Gemma Nixon on 02392 222 964 or send a copy of your CV to

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.

I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!