Job Title:  Senior Technologist - Analytical Chemistry

Job Number:  16242

Country: United Kingdom
Function: Group Research & Development
Level: Non-management
Appointment Type: Permanent

British American Tobacco is a global business going through a hugely dynamic period in our 100+ year history. With consumers seeking more choice with expectations above traditional cigarettes, now is an exciting time to have a real say in what we do - a chance to feel the international impact of your work and the responsibility to own what really matters to our consumers. All sides of the business are fully thriving, from our traditional tobacco roots, which we have proudly grown into a market-leading enterprise, to our business in developing brand-new products that promote choice, where innovation thrives.
What’s best about our evolution is that science is at the heart of all of it. Our global Research and Development teams uncover the facts and drive us forward using the most cutting-edge technologies. We have over 200 different scientific methods – from analytical chemistry and toxicological profiling to future casting and battery design.Why work here? Because we’re not just any FMCG company: we’re industry leaders, game changers, world shapers.
Job Purpose
We are currently looking for a Senior Technologist with experience in analytical chemistry to play a key role within the Analytical Development Center team, as part of our R&D Hub in Southampton.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Provide support in operating HPLC-MS and GC-MS instruments.
  • Apply relevant laboratory techniques to extract, separate and analyze trace level constituents in complex sample matrices.
  • Apply appropriate solutions or approaches to identify and resolve problems relevant to the analysis of tobacco, smoke and all materials associated with the construction or use of smoking articles and Next Generation Products.
  • Generate technical reports, publications and presentations.
  • Develop new working procedures, methods or working practices, as a result of a problem or challenge.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Professional/academic achievement in Chemistry or a related physical science up to 1st degree level or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 12 months practical experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory. 
  • Experience of working in an ISO accredited and/or GLP compliant laboratory.
  • Relevant technical experience resulting in a thorough knowledge of good laboratory practice, principles of sample preparation, measurement & analysis. 
  • Experience in measurement & analytical techniques such as gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry or other relevant measurement techniques.
  • Practical experience of operating HPLC-MS and GC-MS instruments is required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver to agreed timelines.
  • Good communication and planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently.
  • Creative, flexible and receptive to change.
  • Base salary from £26,400 to £33,000 per year, depending of relevant experience.
  • Bonus target 10% of annual base salary.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • Participation in Discretionary Company Bonus Scheme.
  • Participation in Company Share Reward Scheme.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Private Healthcare Cover.
  • Eligibility for Company Flexible Benefits Scheme.


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.


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