Wednesday, 30 November 2011

30th November Job Roll

A couple of jobs you may never have thought of doing with your chemistry degree:

Researcher, toxic remnants of war (£24.5k) for the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (Manchester with foreign travel). Document the use of hazardous materials in conflict - including heavy metal, fuels and explosives - their properties and health impact; and present findings to a variety of audiences. Excellent written and public speaking skills required; graduate/postgrad. 12month contract with potential to extend.

Process development technologist (£19-24k) for Unilever (Bedford, some foreign travel). Working in the Ice Cream Global Design Centre, develop processes to produce new and novel products – from concept through prototype and testing to commissioning. HNC/HND required, experience of mechanical engineering principles advantageous.

Chemist for Akzo Nobel (Slough). Prepare and test paints to develop innovate products in the Decorative Paints division. Graduate with 2:1 or above, paint formulation experience preferred.

A trio of lab manager roles:

Chemistry lab manager (£30-38k) for a water chemistry lab in Greenwich – managing staff and budget and ensuring that analytical and QC systems are maintained for a lab that analyses 40,000 samples per year. Degree and 5 years experience in a senior UKAS accredited lab position.

Lab manager (£30-35k) for an environmental/analytical testing lab in Hertfordshire – managing a team of analysts. 4-5 years experience, including in a managerial/team leader role; with GCMS, LCMS and method development/validation experience.

Environmental lab manager (£28-32k) in Stevenage – managing budgets, staff and projects. BSc, preferably with MSc in environmental chemistry; prior project management experience and expertise in use, calibration and maintenance of HPLC and LCMS eqpt.

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