Waters Corporation

  • Senior Scientist - Food Specialist

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Research and Development
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Overview

    As a Senior Scientist in Waters Scientific Operations group, you are responsible for the development and application of our chemistry, chromatography, informatics, and instrumentation products. You will use your expertise to solve challenges pertinent to the food industry sector, for example analysis of residues and contaminants in foods and animal feedingstuffs, authenticity and quality control of foods. You will be able to perform experiments on the newest generations of Waters LC, direct analysis and MS instrumentation.

    This is a dynamic role that will offer you a balance of laboratory work, market trend analysis, support to field based staff and direct customer and collaborator interactions. This is an excellent opportunity for you to progress both professionally and scientifically.

    Waters also offer the exciting opportunity (up to 20%) to travel in this position so that you can stay connected with our global teams and market trends.


    • Develop analytical solutions with Waters’ chemistry, instrumental and informatics products to meet the needs of the global food market segment
    • Work closely with the global field based business development and marketing teams to ensure business growth
    • Communicate and collaborate with national regulatory and policy experts and to develop a keen understanding of legislative requirements for food analysis including both current and future analytical requirements
    • Provide application training (both at the Wilmslow facility and at customer sites) for suitable food solutions
    • Support and advise to help customers be successful and maintain installed base customer satisfaction
    • Represent the company at external meetings as a source of technical expertise
    • Maintain an awareness of competitor activities and product capabilities
    • Remain up-to-date on relevant scientific developments in food analysis area


    • Master’s degree or above in Analytical Chemistry, Food research, Food analysis or a related discipline
    • Proven experience of using LC MS applied to the analysis of foods and familiar with the food testing industry performance criteria
    • An understanding of market research and business trend analysis to identify the emerging trends for food testing
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
    • Good oral and written English skills
    • Self-motivated and able to work with enthusiasm in a collaborative environment
    • Nice to have work experience within the food analytical industry



    In addition to salary, we work flexibly and provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection and private medical. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.


    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.

    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.




    Waters Wilmslow:

    People create the Waters difference. By engaging with our talented and diverse workforce we continuously evolve, develop and enhance our products. Being the world’s leading speciality measurement company, we believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our valued customers to enable their success.  At Wilmslow, our focus is on the development and delivery of mass spectrometry systems and software in a collaborative and dynamic team environment. 


    Our mass spectrometers deliver benefit to customers in many industries and make a meaningful impact to our lives through examples such as

    • Neo-natal screening to keep babies healthy
    • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in our global food and water supply
    • Developing new medicinal therapies to advance human health
    • Ensuring participants in the world’s sporting events compete fairly


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