Senior Analytical Innovation Scientist in Suffolk

Senior Analytical Innovation Scientist

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Salary: Competitive

Full-time, permanent (40hrs per week)


As a Senior Analytical Innovation Scientist, you will provide scientific expertise to our client’s Technical team covering both current and new R&D projects, working within the flavour, fragrance and consumer goods market.  Collaborating with the Technical leadership Team, you will play a pivotal role in introducing the best industry methods and seek innovative approaches to improve analytical capabilities of the Validation Department.  


Role Responsibilities:

  • Actively investigate and where appropriate implement technologies that are new to the company with a view to developing new, innovative processes
  • Actively seek creative approaches to improve the performance of the analytical in accordance with regulations and new site requirements.
  • Review new Analytical instrumentation with a view to improved efficiency and automation
  • Study the chemistry of contaminants and metabolites seen within essential oils and flavour or fragrance materials
  • Determine the key authenticity marker compounds for the analysis of essential oils and natural flavour molecules
  • Develop a method of analyses for these key marker compounds together with appropriate acceptable ranges
  • Support all Analytical method development as required to support the business need
  • Propose and develop new methodologies required to support New Product Development
  • Deliver technical training on new analytical technologies as required
  • Specify validation protocols and validate all new and existing analytical methods
  • Review the Bipea Proficiency testing programme and associated reports with the aim of promoting and supporting continuous improvement
  • Statistical data evaluation of new and existing analytical methods
  • Attend international scientific events and produce technology watch sheets for interesting technological advancements
  • Write Quality Policies, Procedures and Operating Instructions.
  • Undergo training in areas specific to business as required.
  • Ensure that the working area in the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition and that any hazard or potential hazard is reported to the Line Manager or H&S Officer



  • Full UK driving license and valid Passport
  • Degree in a science related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a method development chemist
  • Significant experience in working with GC-FID, HPLC, GC/MS, GC/MSMS and LC/MSMS
  • Experience with SPME, headspace, olfactometry and spectroscopy is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of analytical disciplines, methods, developments and troubleshooting.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to take initiative, manage changing priorities and work independently
  • Significant experience in data collection, extraction and analysis with strong analytical, problem-solving and research skills
  • Exceptional ability to communicate complex issues in clear, concise language both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills with the ability to influence teams and colleagues
  • Commercial mindset

**Competitive salary and benefits package on offer.




Bury St Edmunds



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