R&D Chemist - Speciality chemicals sector - North East region

This is a great opportunity for an R&D Chemist with some prior industrial experience of organic chemistry at a speciality chemical firm in the North East. The R&D Chemist role is ideal for recent graduates in a relevant chemistry field with a placement year industry and the successful appointment will be able to build a broad process-related skillset for excellent career progression potential.

Your day to day duties as a R&D Chemist will be:

  • Researching and developing routes from lab to plant scale manufacture of chemical products
  • Use of common analytical methods towards in-process and quality control procedures
  • Liaising with production staff to ensure reproducibility
  • Research into new revenue streams

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:

  • A degree, or higher, in a chemistry-related field
  • A track record in synthetic chemistry in the laboratory
  • 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.

Why should you work with Dr Paul Mears as your scientific specialist recruiter at Science Solutions?

I focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, which is where my own experience and network position me best given 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 followed a BSc in the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up three 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.

Required skills

  • process chemistry; organic chemistry; scale up; pilot plant; kilo lab; synthesis; synthetic; methodology; speciality; fine; chemicals

Application questions

Do you have relevant experience of synthetic chemistry in industry?
Do you have a mindset for safe chemical processes?
Are you a chemistry degree holder, or higher?
Can you relocate or commute to a workplace in the Newcastle region?
Are you eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship?

Reference: 38689864

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