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Analytical Chemist

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Date: 06-Jan-2022

Location: High Wycombe, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome. 


Analytical Chemist

Full time, permanent

Based in High Wycombe


Role purpose:

To assist in providing a Food Chemistry testing service to Premier Foods Group and external clients.


What you'll be doing:

  • To undertake routine HPLC and LC-MS/MS based analyses within the Food Chemistry team.
  • To prioritise and organise the completion of work to assist the team in meeting customers’ deadlines.
  • To undertake training to broaden knowledge of food analysis and analytical techniques.
  • To use LIMS for data entry and finding sample related information.
  • To ensure that all work complies with health and safety regulations, including COSHH. 
  • To maintain laboratories in a safe, tidy and clean manner, including basic HPLC maintenance.
  • To ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the UKAS accredited quality system.
  • To carry out work necessary to help maintain UKAS accreditation.


What we need from you: 


  • BSc Chemistry or Food Science/Technology
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of chromatography techniques.



  • MChem/MSc Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry
  • Experience of laboratory analytical work in a business environment using HPLC
  • Experience of working in the food industry
  • General interest in Food Chemistry and Food Technology (training can be given)


What we offer you in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 7.5% pension
  • Life assurance
  • Wide range of online and in-house training
  • Access to an employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers