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Analytical Chemist

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/08/2022

Job Description

The successful candidate will have Gas Chromatography (CG) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) experience and will be based at the Ricardo Shoreham-by-Sea Technical Centre in the UK.

As an Analytical Chemist your responsibilities will include conducting in-lab analysis of exhaust gases, lubricants, fuels and particulates supporting Ricardo and the department’s business.

This will include:

  • Receipt and booking of samples
  • Operation of analytical equipment and sampling systems
  • Sample preparation and some basic wet chemistry
  • Data analysis and reporting including processing of results using spreadsheets
  • Submission and discussion of results with internal stakeholders

Good communication skills are expected, as the role will require liaison and cooperation with clients and colleagues.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to experience being part of a world-class team working with a global customer base on leading-edge engineering and emissions projects.

The candidate will have:

  • Experience of Gas Chromatography (CG) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is essential, including basic maintenance tasks

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Have an A-level/BTEC Level 3 or degree in Chemistry, or commensurate experience in a laboratory environment
  • An organized self-starter able to work on their own initiative
  • Methodical in their approach to their work
  • Able to develop test processes
  • Demonstrates strong IT skills
  • Shows good attention to detail and is consistently accurate
  • Communicates well and can build relationships with colleagues
  • Demonstrates manual dexterity
  • Can occasionally work flexible hours

The Ricardo Aftertreatment and Chemical Analysis Team has provided analyses of unregulated exhaust emissions to internal and external clients for over 40 years. The team contains and develops world-leading experts with industry-wide recognition. We have a track record of developing innovative analytical approaches to enhance understanding and resolve technical issues within engine test programmes. The successful candidate will work within a laboratory containing a wide range of instrumentation, and with novel methods, applicable to analysis of exhaust emissions, aftertreatment, fuels, oils and particulates. The role will be supporting our capabilities in testing for future EU7 legislative requirements and for testing powertrain emissions using alternative fuels such as Hydrogen.