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Senior Laboratory Analyst

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Consett / North East
Dates that interviews will take place
W/C 04th May 2021
£22,000 - £23,500 + Benefits
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced Laboratory Analyst or a recent graduate with relevant laboraory experience?

DETS Laboratories offer a wide range of high quality accredited analytical services for the environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries.  Combining a modern, well equipped laboratory, with highly skilled and dedicated staff, that have the opportunity to grow and develop. You too, can be a part of our journey. Whatever you’ll be doing, you’ll be a part of an amazing team.

About the role

About the Role

  • This is a FULL TIME / PERMANENT.
  • This role would also suite a recent graduate (in a relevant discipline) with extensive laboratory experience. 

What will I be doing?

  • Analysis and preparation of laboratory samples and reagents in accordance with specified test procedures.
  • The calculation and interpretation of analytical results.
  • Ensuring Health and Safety procedures are adhered to. 
  • Ensuring Quality procedures are adhered to.
  • Data entry into LIMS
  • Checking data
  • Responsible for calibration, equipment and balance checks.
  • Training Chemists, Analysts and Technicians and ensuring competency checks are carried out
  • Housekeeping, ensuring the laboratory work area is clean, tidy and free from rubbish.
  • Part of weekend rota and acting supervisor for the Team.
  • Opening and locking of building.
  • Oversee sectional stock control
  • Deputise for Team Leader when required.
  • Manage workload within given remit to meet client requirements.

What are the requirements?

  • Higher National Certificate or degree in an appropriate discipline, and five years laboratory experience.
  • Five years operational experience of Laboratory work in a similar field to the Laboratory
  • Experience in GC-FID, GCMS or LCMS would be ideal, but full training will be given
  • Industry Experience
  • Accuracy
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Good people skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability use initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Basic computer skills

Who we are

DETS have been named as an Employer Champion by the Science Council. As an employer the Science Council recognises our Commercial Laboratory Division investing in talent and a commitment towards a high quality application of science.  Becoming an Employer Champion shows our commitment to developing our teams and to our customers the quality of work and professionalism of our staff.

Our Staff are well respected within the industry, actively serving on committees and groups such as EIC, AGS, MCERTS, Landfill Regulation, and the Standing Committee of Analysts.

Within our supportive culture, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career where you make a real contribution.

Do you want to be a part of an incredible team? Come and grow with us.

DETS is an equal Opportunities provider.

*No agencies please* 

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Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.