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Technical Lead - ICP-OES & ICP-MS

Posted 5 months ago

Location Manchester Job Type Permanent
Salary to £30,000 Sector Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory / Staff Management, Research Management / Leadership

We are hiring for a Technical Lead for an Environmental Testing company

In brief this role calls for several years of ICP-OES/MS and the role doesn’t involve man management, but the successful person will be nurturing junior colleagues so needs the technical know-how.

Salary is paying up to £30,000.00 based on experience and this is a permanent role. 

What you'll do: 

  • Troubleshooting instrumentation problems.
  • Organisation and up keep of service contracts for all instrumentation.
  • Troubleshooting analytical methods.
  • Overlooking method improvements and validations.
  • Mentoring analysts and laboratory technicians.
  • Checking analytical data produced by analysts and ensuring the integrity of the data produced.
  • Set up new instruments, methods, workflows, SOP's.
  • Aid R&D department when appropriate.
  • Re-test management and documentation.
  • Running the designated instrument, calibration, quality control, data processing and system suitability recording.
  • Maintenance and record keeping of Instrumentation, keeping the instrument and its area clean and tidy.
  • Trouble shooting and the corresponding maintenance of instruments and communication of actions/effectiveness to management.
  • Reviewing/Checking QC data and analytical results.
  • Complying with Health and Safety requirements of the site as stated within Company policy, procedure and practice
  • Aid the Section Manager in technical requirements of processing the day’s workload and ensuring it runs at optimal efficiency.
  • Aid the QC Manager in dealing with non-conformities associated to raw data and laboratory processes.
  • Support the analyst team and aid other departments when necessary.
  • Preparation and supervision of primary stock, working and daily solutions.
  • Participate and take control of PT schemes and investigate PT data.
  • Support the improvement and development of new and existing SOP's.
  • All staff are responsible for their own training records.  Training records have to be up-to-date to progress within the career model.

In addition you wil be responsible for: 

  • Monitoring of re-test rates
  • Monitoring of process efficiencies
  • Fully maintain instrumentation and keep a tidy work space
  • Up-to-date training record
  • Successful PT data or completed investigations with root cause

Your background:

We expect the successful applicant to be qualified to at least BSc level in chemistry with experience of ICP OES and ICP MS. 

You will be ready to move into a role where you are very much the instrumentation and subject matter expert on testing using the above two techniques. In addition we wold expect to see a good knowledge base in quality systems such as ISO and UKAS testing. 

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