Principal Analyst

Location Shawbury

Salary: Competitive plus benefits       

The company

Smithers Rapra is Europe’s leading independent plastics and rubber specialist organisation, providing technology and information services for polymer-related industries.

The role

We are currently seeking an experienced scientist to join our chromatography and mass spectrometry team.  The role is primarily in the field of extractables and leachables testing.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing an effective analytical testing service to external and internal customers by the application of expertise and problem solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining our chromatography service offering
  • Leading our chromatography service.

The person

The ideal candidate will:

Have considerable experience of Chromatography. Working knowledge of high resolution accurate mass techniques and experience of structural elucidation would be highly advantageous.
Be proficient in the interpretation of qualitative LC-MS data.
Be proficient in chromatographic method development and trouble shooting.

Have the ability and skills to coach and mentor other members of staff.

Have a working understanding of quality systems such as ISO17025 and cGMP.

As a global employer we offer a generous benefit package to all our employees incorporating private healthcare, company pension, life assurance, 25 day’s annual leave plus Bank Holidays and flexible working hours which includes an early finish on a Friday!

Interested? Then we invite you to send a current CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number 15/19.  Please visit for further details about The Smithers Group.


Smithers Rapra & Smithers Pira Limited is an equal opportunities employer.