• Analytical Chemist - Food Solutions

    Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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  • Job Overview

    Covance Food Solutions (CFS) is one of Covance’s oldest business units. For more than 80 years we have been helping companies in the food, dietary supplement, infant formula, restaurant, animal health and pet food industries.


    CFS has more than 400 full-time employees and has sites in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore. This recruitment is for our facility in Harrogate, UK.


    Our Services


    Covance prides itself on delivery of accurate data backed by our scientific expertise in the food, dietary supplement and biotechnology industries. We test food products, dietary supplements/vitamins, infant formula and packaging. The data we provide helps manufacturers and governments ensure the safety and nutritional content of these items.


    Nutritional Chemistry:


    Our complete analytical testing services include nutrients, contaminants, stability, microbiology, phytochemicals, residues, product container/enclosure (food packaging), raw materials, botanicals and method development.


    We are recruiting for our Food Solutions team in Harrogate and are currently seeking to hire an Associate Analytical Chemist II to help support the team with providing solutions to our clients, and will allow you exposure to the research and the data within the Food Safety business, across the full project lifecycle. This is a Permanent, full time position, based in our Harrogate Labs.


    About the Job


    Within this position, your duties will include:


    • Learning to conduct routine analyses in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, and regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Learning how to document work and maintain study documentation and laboratory records.
    • Learning how to use laboratory equipment and software appropriate for assigned tasks.
    • Learning to plan assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedule multiple assignments.
    • Contributing to a cohesive team environment. Planning individual workload in coordination with team members.
    • Maintaining a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
    • Attending and participating in project meetings.
    • Learning to perform peer review of data.
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.


    About You


    To be successful in this position, you must ideally hold a BSc Degree in Chemistry, or relevant, related discipline (requirement for a degree may be supplemented by lab experience).

    Additionally you will need to demonstrate some working knowledge and experience with Analytical Chemistry methods within a laboratory (ideally within food production, but not essential) environment. LCMS and pesticide experience is advantageous.


    We Offer


    The opportunity to work within an experienced and highly skilled team. Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.


    Covance offers a comprehensive benefits package including health cover, life assurance and a contributory pension scheme


    At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues whilst building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that delivers solutions to our clients in the food and supplement industry.


    There is no better time to join us!

    Education / Qualifications

    See above


    Ideally you will have LCMS and pesticide experience.


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