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QC Analyst

Job Title: QC Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive + Package
Contact Name: Louise Hall
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 17, 2019 18:00

Job Description

QC Analyst




18 month, full time contract


Benefits include BUPA, 25+8 BH (33 days) holidays a year, flexible working hours, generous pension scheme, life assurance, cycle to work scheme and more (further details available).




Our client is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality biological reagents and is seeking a Quality Control Analyst for a long term contract.



What you’ll do:


  • Work in a safe and responsible manner, abiding by the COSHH regulations and maintaining a high level of tidiness.
  • To be familiar with all required QC and analytical techniques through on the job training and external courses where appropriate.
  • To carry out QC tests. Techniques to include: HPLC, GC, SFC, MS, NMR, FT-IR, UV/Vis, Fluorescence, Melting point, Karl Fischer, Optical Rotation and Solubility.
  • Develop robust and reproducible analytical methods. Perform method validation when required.
  • Write and amend standard operating procedures, test methods and other documents as required.
  • Carry out calibration of QC laboratory equipment as required.
  • Prepare stocks of reagents as required.
  • To maintain stocks of solvents, chemicals and consumables within QC.
  • Work to maximise productivity and meet targets and deadlines.
  • Maintain a high standard of laboratory work with regard to both practical output and documentation
  • To receipt and book in samples, ensuring appropriate storage and paperwork for analysis.
  • To send samples to external companies for analysis such as CHN, and process the results once returned.
  • Adhere to all documented procedures relating to the work carried out.


Your background:


  • Degree level in chemistry or related science
  • Ideally 2 years+ QC experience (if you have less than this, please make sure you provide a detailed overview of your technical work such as academic projects or career achievements)  
  • Detailed knowledge of analytical chemistry
  • High level of personal and independent productivity
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Practical ability and analytical data interpretation skills
  • Collaborative and team work skills
  • IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft software packages
  • Safe and responsible working manner in laboratory areas
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
  • Excellent ‘can do’ attitude, including a willingness to contribute to tasks that benefit the wider team
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships cross functionally


Key skills to highlight on your CV and cover notes:


Please identify to us your skills in any of the following: HPLC, GC, SFC, MS, NMR, FT-IR, UV/Vis, GMP and experience, plus your experience of the Pharmaceutical market.


On this occasion, LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.