Graduate Chemist

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Position: Extraction Chemist

Location: Bedford

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £22k depending on experience

We are looking for an Extraction Chemist to join and support our highly respected and knowledgeable team of analytical chemists.

Reporting to a Senior Analytical Chemist, you will be responsible for the extraction of compounds of environmental interest from a range of different sample types, including food, soil, water and crops. You will be responsible for managing your own workload, ensuring work is completed to agreed deadlines.

This is a great chance to work with a talented team of experts in a friendly, supportive and innovative environment.


* Follows established quality procedures to perform various types of sample extraction and preparation.

* Maintains a working stock of consumables and chemicals, which are essential to perform daily activities and tasks.

* Responsible for conducting a range of laboratory checks, including calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

* Ensuring that all other routine laboratory tasks are completed to ensure

Skills & Experience Required:

* Experience of basic laboratory skills and techniques, including use of pipettes, balances and syringes.

* Good time management skills, attention to detail and ability to cope under pressure.

* Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;

* Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.

* Good inter-personal and communication skills.

Our benefits include:

RPS offers you a salary of up to £22k and a career working with a talented team of experts in a friendly, supportive and innovative environment.

24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group disability scheme, Share incentive scheme, Life assurance, Cycle to work scheme, Health screening, Professional Membership; Structured professional development scheme, providing regular performance and salary reviews

About RPS Laboratory Services:

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS Laboratories are part of the RPS Group. We pride ourselves on our high level of customer care and the quality of our varied and diverse services.

We are an ISO 17025 accredited, fast-paced analytical commercial lab. Using state of the art instrumentation, we provide bespoke analytical testing services across a wide-range of different compounds and matrices, including pesticide residues in food and crops and detection of emerging pollutants in water and soil