Chemistry Analyst – Chromatography

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Analyst with experience of GC/LC and/or mass spectrometry.  The Analyst will be mainly based at the Irish Marine Institute‚Äôs state-of-the art laboratories in Oranmore, Galway, on the shores of Galway Bay. The analyst will be part of a CLS team providing technical/analytical support to the Marine Institute in implementing national seafood safety monitoring programmes.

Marine Chemistry/Residues programme support. Role will be based at Marine Institute, Rinville

Job Title: Laboratory Analyst – LC & GC 

Reporting to: Director of Outsourcing 

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To undertake chemical analyses of fish samples by Liquid Chromatography (LC) & Gas Chromatography (GC)in accordance with procedures and quality system.
  • To assist in analytical method development, optimisation and validation.
  • Troubleshooting test methods/equipment as required.
  • Assist with other aspects of programme delivery such as arranging a third-party analysis.
  • To arrange and undertake sample collection and processing as directed (as an Authorised Officer) in accordance with strict protocol and chain of custody.
  • To implement and participate in the development of Quality Systems relevant to the work programme in accordance with INAB.
  • Prepare, and assist in the preparation, of reports and publications from time to time.
  • To assist in data processing, management and reporting.
  • To identify consumables/chemicals required to undertake their work.
  • To notify the Scientific/Technical Officer or Senior Laboratory Analyst of problems with laboratory equipment issues arising.
  • To complete and maintain all required records relating to this work.
  • All work undertaken at or for the MI must be in accordance to the Health and Safety Statement.

Criteria and Requirements

  • Relevant experience in analytical chemistry (LC/GC) for the analyses of environmental & food samples and/or pharmaceutical products.
  • Appropriate 3rd level Science qualification.
  • Experience working to a technical quality assurance standard e.g.  INAB /ISO17025 accreditation.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other technical software for data analysis (or analytical software).
  • Good knowledge and preferably experience of modern analytical instrumentation in particular chromatographic techniques and mass spectrometry.
  • Experience in sample preparation and techniques associated with trace chemical analysis.
  • Skilled in analytical troubleshooting.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing in a team environment.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Experience in field sampling

Please note – we will reply only to those we are progressing to the next stage of the recruitment process

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