XRF Spectrometrist Manager – Merseyside

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for an XRF Spectrometrist Manager to join an analytical service provider to the metals and minerals industry, based in Merseyside on a full time, permanent basis.


As an XRF Spectrometrist Manager the main purpose of your role will be to take a leading role in the day-to-day management of 3 modern spectrometers and a staff base of 12.

Further responsibilities of this XRF Spectrometrist Manager will include:

  • Supporting research and development projects in support of X-Ray services to the Group as a whole
  • Occasional travel to the Group’s overseas Laboratories on X-Ray related issues is a possibility.
  • Working with PANalytical Axios wavelength spectrometers
  • Calibration and internal standardization of equipment


As an XRF Spectrometrist Manager, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Accomplished X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometrist; A good understanding of wavelength & energy dispersive X-Ray practice and theory
  • Expertise related to the analysis of metals and minerals by wavelength & energy dispersive X-Ray techniques
  • Experience with PANalytical Axios wavelength spectrometers would be an advantage
  • A good understanding of fluxing and fused glass bead techniques
  • A good understanding of calibration and internal standardization principles
  • A good understanding of instrument performance monitoring and QC control
  • Be capable of demonstrating a proven track record in X-Ray spectrometry
  • Be familiar with the requirements of ISO 17025:2005 accreditation systems
  • Good interpersonal and management skills


As XRF Spectrometrist Manager you will be working with an analytical service provider to the metals and minerals industry, based in Merseyside.

  • Above all, substantial experience with XRF is the main requirement for this role.
  • Managerial experience is desired but is not essential, providing solid experience with XRF is apparent
  • Salary will be considered subject to X-Ray knowledge, practical expertise, and laboratory management capabilities.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance.Victoria Walker - Scientific Recruitment Consultant

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this XRF Spectrometrist Manager position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please include a brief covering letter detailing your experience with XRF.  Please quote reference SH25925 in all correspondence.

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