Synthetic Organic Chemist - Chemicals sector - South East

Location England
Discipline: Chemicals
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Negotiable
Contact name: Paul Mears

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Job ref: PM-RD00030_1626092875
Published: 16 days ago
Startdate: asap

Here is an opportunity for a recent PhD graduate or someone with industrial experience as a Synthetic Organic Chemist within a small speciality chemical firm in the home counties area. The Synthetic Organic Chemist role is ideal for a PhD-graduate looking for their first role in industry, or even a more experienced chemist with several years under their belt. The successful appointment will progress as a key part of the R&D team as the firm looks to become established in their niche.

Your day to day duties as a Synthetic Organic Chemist will be:

  • Researching and developing routes from lab to multi-gramme scale manufacture of chemical products
  • Use of common analytical methods towards in-process and quality control procedures
  • Liaising with clients to project manage to time constraints and ensure reproducibility
  • Research into new revenue streams

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in synthetic organic chemistry
  • A track record in synthetic chemistry in commercial laboratories
  • A good team-working approach

This client is already shortlisting for the role so I would like you to apply immediately with a CV (Word document format, 2 pages maximum) so as to not miss out on the opportunity.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up six years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears.