After a few weeks of neglect due to travel, the cobwebs have again been dusted off the LabMonkey keyboard. It appears that during this time the demand for chemists in the UK has soared, and this post is the first of three covering the backlog, with a focus on organic and process chemists.
LM has learned that Argenta Discovery have a number of permanent and temporary roles available for medicinal and synthetic chemists at their Harlow site. Working in contract drug discovery on a range of programs, 3 years of relevant industrial experience are required for these positions. This one came in through the personal network, but if any readers are aware of positions at their company that aren’t widely advertised, please feel free to drop me an email. Back to the jobs boards...
An opportunity to move to beautiful Buxton in Derbyshire exists for one lucky process development engineer/chemist. A manufacturer of specialist materials is offering a role involving new product introduction, assisting materials scientist in scale-up development, and the development of manufacturing technologies and processes. Experience in materials science, metallurgy, composites or polymer/resin chemistry preferred. A tidy package at £35-38k + benefits.
A small, new, R&D team in a family-owned company based in Paddock Wood, Kent is looking for a development chemist to plan, design and execute R&D projects. Experience in the flavours/fragrance sector advantageous – which will surely only add to the pleasure of working this close to the Hop Farm Country Park. GC & GCMS skills required. £20-25k.
Life sciences start-up Sesmos in Edinburgh is looking for an organic chemist to work on an exciting project in the field of miniaturised screening and biosensor chip technologies. The role will involve developing combinatorial one-bead one-compound library synthesis and technology and supporting business development activities. Experience with solid-phase chemistry, labelling/tagging/linker chemistry, fluorescence based technology and knowledge of ligand binding required. Excellent opportunity to get in early with a start-up company and reap the potential rewards.
Chemtura – a speciality chemicals company – is recruiting 3 PhD organic chemists to carry out complex chemical experimentation to build IP for the company. Experience with alkylation chemistry, fixed bed reactors, continuous process and hydrogenation are essential. Location not specified, but their website suggests they have 5 locations across the UK.
In Greater Manchester, a manufacturing company in the healthcare sector is looking for a PhD qualified chemist to carry out technical support and troubleshooting of chemistry processes. £25-35k.
Coming up... jobs for materials scientists, analysts, project managers and more