I ignore the job boards for 8 days, and the world suddenly decides it needs chemists. Here are the highlights from NewScientistJobs:
Graduate chemists! 5 positions available at a large environmental company in Hertfordshire to gain experience in analytical method development. £14-15k + benefits. Worth inquiring in case the benefits include an additional £4-5k to bring it up to the average chemistry graduate salary (Prospects WDGD2010).
Make nice smells! Organic synthesis role to support the Chemical Intermediates and Aroma Chemicals divisions for this manufacturer of speciality chemicals. First degree with some industrial experience required; MSc/PhD may be advantageous. Based in the West Midlands - salary negotiable. Sounds like a great job with some independence.
Holiday aplenty with this senior process chemist job in Northern Ireland. While not taking 6.7 weeks off, you’ll have the chance to carry out drug development for this CRO, including lab work, project leadership, route design, etc. For a shot at this tasty package, you’ll need a BSc (PhD pref), experience in process chemistry & scale-up, and ideally experience in cGMP and late stage validation. Salary not stated.
For a process chemistry role closer to home – a process team leader is being looked for in Hertfordshire. BSc with experience in a manufacturing/process environment - £30-35k.
PhD/PostDoc with experience in catalysis? £25k on offer for a research chemist position in Hertfordshire. Alternatively, earn £28-30k for organometallics research making precursors and new materials for the superconductor industry in the North West.
Graduate with PAT (process analytical technology) experience required for pharmaceutical process company in Southampton. £23-25k
Technical writer sought in Wales to earn £25k working for an analytical instrument manufacturer. Involves writing copy for external & internal publications, web pages, brochures, etc , based on data generated in-house. Science degree with writing experience (technical or otherwise).
Three positions are advertised to join the expanding editorial department of SelectScience. Located between Bath and Bristol, they’re looking for a temporary editorial assistant (4-8 weeks), an editorial assistant and an editor. The positions are varied, including copy writing/commissioning, project management, international travel for conferences and liaising with manufacturers/readers. Requires an interest in laboratory technologies and techniques, excellent English and attention to detail, creativity and time management. Sounds like an awesome opportunity to join a growing company in a nice part of the UK – updating the CV now...!