Lead Analytical Chemist

Location Abingdon
Contact name: Charlie Bastable

Contact email: charlie.bastable@zero-global.com
Job ref: 577
Published: 25 days ago

Are you a Analytical Chemist and seeking a new role?

If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join a UK-based cleantech technology company with a passionate support for the critical global drive towards a circular economy.

They're on a mission to accelerate the evolution of plastic into a more sustainable material, by developing technology that can turn hard-to-recycle plastic waste, such as flexible packaging, multi-layer structures, polystyrene, into feedstocks for new plastic production.


  • You will be responsible for operations, management, and maintenance of DTR’s lab facilities.
  • Specify, purchase, install, set-up and maintain Lab equipment and instruments.
  • Manage the lab facilities and ensure that lab operations are compliant with all required legislation and regulations including but not limited to HSE regulations and ISO/IEC/EN standards.
  • Prepare samples and reagents for analysis and to develop standard methods for sample collection and preparation.
  • Develop and continuously improve characterisation protocols of waste plastics, products and effluents.
  • Develop a database for process chemistry based on analytical testing and results and to advise on process changes / developments.

Essential skills:

  • BSc, MSc degree or PhD in Chemistry or related science subject.
  • Experience working in an analytical lab environment using, setting-up and maintaining equipment and instruments.
  • Experience developing and applying testing and characterisation methods in a wet lab environment including validation against external metrics.
  • Experience in research planning and bibliometric studies.
  • Knowledge of testing standards and relevant regulatory requirements (especially HSE requirements).

Desirable skills:

  • Experience in analytical sciences or analytical Instrumentation
  • Familiarity of scientific methods for collecting and analysing scientific data
  • Sampling and knowledge of chemical materials use, storage & shipping requirements
  • Technical writing ability with supported evidence through publications.