LGC Limited
Full Time
Posted 22 days ago
Job description

LGC ASSURE comprises of four LGC businesses, with the common vision of “Science for a Safer World”. Individually, each business is a leader in its field; together they offer a connected series of supply chain assurance solutions across critical touchpoints. LGC ASSURE serves manufacturing, laboratory, ingredients and supplements sectors.

LGC ASSURE comprises:

BRCGS, the operator of the world’s most rigorous third party quality & safety certification schemes

INFORMED, the number one name in nutritional supplement endorsement

Safefood 360, the developer of best in class food safety and supplier quality management software

Job Description and Role Responsibilities:


We are looking for a methodical and highly organised scientist to join the Nutritional Supplement Testing team, within our Sport and Specialised Analytical Services (SSAS) department.

Job purpose:

You will undertake the analysis of a wide range of supplement matrices to ensure products are not contaminated with banned substances, thereby protecting both elite athletes and consumers alike.

You will be using methodologies based on GCMS/MS and LC-MS/MS, including High Resolution Accurate Mass technology to detect and identify a wide range of prohibited substances.

The SSAS team operates to ISO 17025 quality systems and provides a range of contract analytical services, primarily involved in the analysis of drugs and substances prohibited in sport and is located at our Fordham facility.

Key accountabilities:

  • General laboratory skills
  • Extraction of drugs from a range of sample matrices using techniques such as Liquid/Liquid and Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)
  • Analysis of samples using GC-MS and/or LC-MS techniques
  • As part of the team ensure that operational targets are met and exceeded where possible


Education, experience and skills

  • Degree (BSc or MSc) or equivalent, in an appropriate subject
  • Sound scientific knowledge with experience of chromatography and related techniques
  • Knowledge and experience of mass spectrometry, including triple quadrupole and high resolution accurate mass instruments
  • Knowledge and experience of Liquid / Liquid and SPE extraction techniques

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following behaviours in line with LGC’s Core Values:

    • Passion: Pride in our achievements engenders passion for our work and it translates into our ambition to make the world a safer place.
    • Curiosity: We constantly look forward to what's next: our curiosity for today's discoveries makes tomorrow's innovations possible.
    • Integrity: A commitment to high ethical standards has been at the heart of LGC since we started testing the integrity of products in 1842.
    • Brilliance: We strive to be the very best in everything we say and do. We exceed customers' expectations through innovation and pioneering science.
    • Respect: We respect gender, age, nationality, religion and individuality – our diversity is our strength.

What we can offer you:

We offer a flexible approach to work, in a friendly and informal environment. As well as a competitive salary, we offer a range of flexible benefits including a group personal pension plan, cycle to work scheme, travel insurance and many more.

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