Graduate Chemist Peterborough United Kingdom

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Graduate Chemist
Hazardous Waste
Kings Cliffe – Peterborough
12 Month Fixed Term Contract – £25,000


We are currently recruiting for a Graduate Chemist to join one of the industry leaders in hazardous and clinical waste management solutions across the UK. Working as the Graduate 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 Graduate 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 £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 (phone number removed) or send a copy of your CV to (url removed)

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