Monday, 14 February 2011

A late weekend job roll: 14th Feb

With no interim update last week, here are the highlights from the last 7 days:

Research chemist sought for what sounds like a CRO – carrying out organic synthesis/medchem. Permanent and contract positions available. £22-30k, Midlands.

12-contract available for an MSDS author to join a lubricant and fuel additives manufacturer in Berkshire. Experience with MSDS preparation and REACH regulations strongly desirable. Occasional global travel required.

Two permanent regulatory positions that may be of interest for those with a couple of years experience: a European regulatory affairs manager/REACH specialist in Manchester; and a regulatory affairs/CMC in Slough. The former is offering £35-65k, the later, a highly informative “£££”

BP are recruiting a field tracer chemist in Sunbury-on-Thames. Joining the Pushing Reservoir Limits team, you will be developing and implementing a test capability to assess enhanced oil recovery processes in the field. Masters/PhD, GC and analytical experience preferred.

In this time of strategic partnerships, BP have established a Corrosion and Protection Centre at the University of Manchester. Between this and a collaboration with the Centre for Corrosion Technology at Sheffield Hallam University, a number of research positions are available (PhD & Postdoc).

A scan of this month’s PhD listing on prompted a click to find out what “low-dimensional chemistry” is. Spanning at least four departments across two universities, a collaboration is ongoing to “assemble biologically inspired mechanisms and components on a chip to capture, transmit and store solar energy”. Or photosynthesis-on-a-chip. Which sounds pretty cool. More details on the 6 PhD positions can be found here and on the Leggett group page at Sheffield University.

A manufacturer of defence equipment in Worcestershire is offering £20-25k to a chemist (likely graduate) to carry out quality control test on materials, including explosives.

In a change to the regular blogging schedule: Given the low value of publishing weekly stats from the main job sites, I’ll instead track these behind the scenes and publish occasional charts to highlight any trends. Fewer numbers, more graphs – got to be a winning combination.

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