Analyst - Intertek428

Job Information

Job Title: Analyst
Job Code: 
Job Category: Laboratory
Job Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Do you have a science related degree (preferably chemistry or biochemistry) or hold significant experience within a scientific or industry setting?

Do you have an understanding of Spectroscopy (NMR, FTIR)?

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you as we have an exciting opportunity for an Analyst to join our dynamic team based in Manchester.

Intertek’s support for Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries goes beyond assurance, testing, inspection, and certification. Their global network of sophisticated, highly regulated and advanced laboratories, coupled with their scientific expertise offers clients a broad scope of expert support, from accelerating new product research and development to helping them protect their intellectual property. 

This resource, coupled with field of regulatory experts and experienced scientists and engineers from the industry, enables Intertek to ensure the safety, quality and performance of new products, while providing true problem-solving and business improvement support.

Job Responsibilities

Intertek Pharma Services Manchester (IPSM) has an extensive range of analytical instrumentation and provides analytical services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, personal care and speciality chemical sectors in a GLP, GCP and GMP regulated laboratory.  

Primarily the role will work as an integral part of the Technical Team within the Laboratory. On a daily basis the role holder will have the ability to carry out duties including preparation and analysis of samples using a variety of analytical techniques. This role will provide the role holder with the opportunity to grow their skills within a closely monitored environment and gain experience of a wide variety of techniques.

The role will also include but not limited to:

Partially trained in practical aspects of one or more techniques, generally require supervision to generate high quality data and to recognise artefacts

Some training in interpretation, but limited scope and will always require supervision.

Able to follow specified methods with significant supervision, reports will be checked. Work limited to standard methods/procedures.

Introduction to theoretical basis of the techniques.

Introduction to some clients’ products and processes.

Problem solving

Work constrained to established methods and well-defined problems; limited scope for independent problem solving


All work supervised and checked 

Limited direct communication with clients

Work priorities determined through Laboratory Manager and Team Leader

Impact: primarily direct sales, and customer service.

Additional information

The Manchester site operates on a flexible working basis where core hours are 37.5 hours per week. The role holder must be willing to work to a flexible schedule as the business requires. 

We will provide the required training, education and mentoring that will allow you to meet the requirements of the role and develop new skills to progress in your career.

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Degree level required within relevant science or hold significant experience which has been obtained within a scientific or industry setting 

Knowledge of analytical science and an understanding of Spectroscopy (NMR, FTIR)

Basic knowledge of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry 

Knowledge and application of appropriate systems and procedures relevant to scientific and analytical methodologies and required regulatory standards

Knowledge of safety procedures, laboratory performance standards, handling chemicals, COSHH

Procedure and Standards : knowledge of research/regulatory procedures and instructions

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

Able to act on own initiative 

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek428. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date

28th February 2018