Analytical Scientist

Slough, Berkshire
Up to £15.42 per hour
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Analytical Scientist
12 Months Temporary, Full time
£15.42 per hour

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An Analytical Scientist is required to support the R&D functions within our client's Decorative Paint Business Area in Slough. Our client is a leading Global Paints and Coatings Company and a major producer of speciality chemicals. The Analytical Scientist will work with internal customers to provide analytical chemistry expertise and experimental results to help achieve their business goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and test samples by gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography techniques to deliver to agreed target dates.
  • Recording all results clearly and accurately, analysing and interpreting data to draw meaningful and relevant conclusions.
  • Proactively build good working relationships with customers to ensure they fully understand their objectives.
  • Become an active member of MCS, contributing ideas and being involved in implementing them. Working closely with other team members to ensure multi-technique analysis requests are coordinated and timescales agreed.
  • Working efficiently and safely, following lab procedures in order to maintain high safety and housekeeping standards.

The Analytical Scientist will have a degree in Chemistry, or a related physical science, MSc or PhD is preferred. Proven skills and knowledge in analytical techniques (including one or more of gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, ultra high-performance liquid chromatography and sample preparation methods), preferably applied to coatings or polymer-based technologies. Understand laboratory Health & Safety and ISO17025 quality standards.


This is your chance to join AkzoNobel - a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.

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