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Bioanalytical Chemist

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Date: 14-Nov-2021

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.


Bioanalytical Chemist 

Fixed term contract until May 2022

Based in High Wycombe


Role Purpose:

To provide a mycotoxin and natural toxin testing service to Premier Group and external clients. May suit a graduate with some industry experience or new graduate without experience seeking their first step on the career ladder.


What you'll be doing:

  • Undertake routine HPLC and LC/MS based analyses within the Bioanalytical Chemistry team.
  • Prioritise and organise the completion of work to customers deadlines.
  • carry out method developments for HPLC-based methods.
  • Carry out routine maintenance of HPLC equipment.
  • Undertake training to broaden knowledge of food analysis and analytical techniques.
  • Carry out sample logging and data entry into LIMS.
  • Ensure that all operations comply with health and safety regulations especially COSHH.
  • Maintain laboratories in a safe, tidy and clean manner.
  • Maintain records of all work carried out in accordance to the UKAS quality system and to assist in the compilation of test and support methods.
  • Undertake reporting of results to customers once fully trained.


What we need from you:


  • Science related Degree
  • Good knowledge and understanding of chromatography techniques.
  • Proven good organisational abilities - self motivated 



  • Good practical skills in HPLC with emphasis on attention to detail
  • Good practical skills in sample preparation techniques and/ or general chemical analysis
  • Experience of Laboratory analytical work in a business environment using HPLC
  • Ability to trouble shoot and perform routine maintenance of HPLC equipment 
  • Practical experience of LC/MS desirable Experience of working in Food/Agriculture industry
  • Analytical Chemistry/Food Science MSc or similar
  • Good understanding of HPLC trouble shooting techniques
  • General understanding of Food Chemistry and Food Technology


What we offer you in return:

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


Our much-loved brands include Mr Kipling, Cadbury, Bisto, Batchelors, Ambrosia, Sharwood’s, Oxo, Loyd Grossman, Homepride and McDougall’s, with some supported by our strategic partnerships with Mondelez and Nissin.