Development Analyst

Job location:
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Created moment:
April 16, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 07736

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Development Analyst

Job Summary

Role: Development Analyst

Salary: £31K

Hours: 37.5 Monday to Friday

Location: St Austell, Cornwall  

The role:

As a Development Analyst , you will provide support to the Analytical Laboratory Manager  in developing new analytical method projects, setting up new instrumentation, performing analytical  approved test methods and reporting results to customers.  

You will have sole responsibility for a defined part of the project with reference to an agreed  programme, under consultation with the Analytical Lab Manager.

Your main responsibilities:

The Development Analyst will be expected to work under the guidelines  laid down within the Quality Management System in order to deliver the required performance to  support the company’s requirements and assure accuracy, validity and timely reporting of test  results, whilst being;  

  • Responsible for method development and instrument set up projects at laboratory scale  within a programme set out by the Analytical Laboratory Manager. 

  • Able to perform test measurements at laboratory scale following Approved Test Methods  signed off by the Laboratory Manager.  

  • Responsible for composing drafts of new Approved Test Methods for each new project and  presenting the results of the development to a wider Imerys audience. 

  • Key expert in specific methodologies around the Wet Chemistry and X-Ray labs, including  responsibility to resolve customer claims and to train other technicians regarding the  specified methods or instruments with the support of the Analytical Lab Manager. 

  • Assuring results are accurately recorded, and reported, in a timely fashion and following the  agreed quality checks. 

  • Contributing to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and other laboratory accreditation of the Analytical  Section by assisting in the preparation of approved test methods, calibration lists, and other  documentation. 

What’s in for you?

You will be working for Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialty  solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide. Imerys delivers high  value-added, functional solutions to diversified sets of industrial sectors, from processing industries  to consumer goods. We support your professional development including training, costs, offering a  competitive salary and other benefits such as; 

  • Company sick pay entitlement after 6 months service, 

  • Life Assurance,  

  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan, 

  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, 

  • Income Protection for DC members, 

  • Long Service awards, 

  • Reward Hub & Local Discounts, 

  • Flu Vouchers,  

  • Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme, 

  • Health & Wellbeing Programme, Eye Care Vouchers, 

  • Cycle to work scheme and 

  • Endeavour club (off site gym) to help you stay fit and healthy. 

What we ask you in return:  

  • To work with minimal supervision. 

  • To manage your own workload and collaborate with co-workers and Lab Manager in  maintaining steady turnaround times for requested work.  

  • To assure level of competence by identifying suitable training and development  opportunities. 

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team as necessary. 

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines under pressure. 

  • Communicate with sample submitters when required, regarding the aim of work required  and best approach to achieve this. 

  • To prepare samples for testing and carry out examinations using a variety of analytical  methods. 

  • To be able to work in a precise and accurate manner at all times as befits the job. 

Qualifications & Experience: 

  • BSc in Chemistry, Science or Materials Science. 

  • Preferred MSc in Chemistry, Science or Materials Science

  • Must have experience (minimum 3 years) working within a laboratory environment,  including the safe use of laboratory equipment and chemicals  

  • Experience with working with ICP-OES and ICP-MS instruments, knowledge in Mineralogy.

  • Preferred experience in Rietveld semi-quantitative analysis. 

To apply for this opportunity and to join Imerys, please follow the instructions below or contact; for more details.  

Our people are important to us, our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and whilst maintaining the  health, safety and environmental standards on site, for yourself and others around you, we’re an  organisation with a wealth of career and development opportunities that allow you to tap into your  full potential.

Position Type

Full time



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