Sunday, 3 April 2011

Weekend Job Roll: 3rd April

Syngenta appear to be on a recruitment drive for their site in Bracknell, Berkshire. They’re looking for physical organic chemists (£28-40k), an analytical chemist (£25-35k), and a formulation chemist (£24-31k). The first will be working in the Process Science Group, using physical and organic chemistry principles to improve manufacturing processes – PhD and/or experience desired. The analytical role will be studying metabolic profiling in plants – developing methods and analysing samples. The final position will involve developing formulations for pesticides – familiarity with colloid chemistry useful.

A battery manufacturer based in Oxfordshire is seeking a process engineer/technologist to develop and optimise their processes. Development work will include creating thin films from polymer-based slurries. Degree in chemical/mechanical engineering, materials science or similar, with process engineering experience in a production environment required. £25-35k.

The same company (presumably) is also advertising positions for a chemical electrochemist (£20-25k), battery technologist (£25-35k) and battery test engineer (£25-35k). All accessible with a chemistry degree, the roles have varying levels of responsibility in the areas of battery prototype manufacture, testing, data analysis and development. Experience in electrochemistry and battery manufacture would be beneficial.

A process support chemist is required by BASF to provide lab and technical expertise to improve manufacturing operations at their sites in Bradford and Grimsby. This includes commissioning technology, resolving out of specification investigations, supporting operator training and assisting Production through improvement projects. Experience in working with production and productivity improvement in the chemical industry required; preferably with in-depth knowledge of a production process. For more junior scientists, two process support assistant chemists are required to support the above – an A Level in chemistry (or similar) and a desire to study for a degree as part of ongoing development is required.

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