Hours: 37½ hours per week, Monday to Friday (8:00am-4:00pm with ½hour lunch break).
Bonus: Company performance related paid twice a year.
Pension: Group personal pension (company contribution of 7.5%, employees 5%).
Our Client is a leading supplier of chemical intermediates to the Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Fine Chemical industries and a manufacturer of novel fluorochemicals and heterocyclic; they have experienced significant growth in the last 4 years since they were acquired via a global brand.
Through growth there are two positions available in their labs, they are really looking for someone to invest in and to go on a journey with them. There are investments going into the company frequently (expanding lab/s) and they have that stability that a lot of companies cannot offer currently; whilst also maintaining their SME culture of 'everybody works as a team'. This is a fantastic company to work for at a point in time that makes them even more appealing; if you are looking for a long term career as a Synthetic Chemist (to eventually grow and develop into more senior roles etc)- then this is the role for you!
The role involves the production of functionalised organic intermediates and the development of new synthetic routes and technologies from gm to Kg scale. A good technical and working knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry, along with a proven track record of delivery, is essential. Maintaining levels of production meeting the Company standards in small scale manufacturing. Research and developing synthetic methods leading to the production of functionalised organic intermediates Project manage each production job. Carry out risk assessments in accordance with COSHH regulations. Perform, collect and interpret analytical data (HPLC/GC/MP/MS). Prepare fully detailed and comprehensive reports on all production and test methods.
PhD or equivalent experience, with a good technical and working knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and a proven track record of delivery AROMATIC CHEMISTRY understanding is essential Experience in using and analysing GC and HPLC data Results oriented, with the ability to manage own performance Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team Able to use analytical thinking to solve problems