The job boards appear to be positively heaving with adverts this month. Starting off the week: a selection of positions for chemists for whom the fumehood is not the be-all and end-all.
An EHS specialist is sought by a pharma company in Dorset to work across the chemical production, warehouse and office areas. Provide training and guidance; develop risk assessments, SOPs and strategies; and investigate compliance issues and incidents. Degree, NVQ3 or 4 and IOSH qualification required.
A company in Bristol is looking for a chemical sourcing specialist (£25k) to evaluate, source and analyse starting materials and intermediates. PhD or equivalent, and experiencing communicating with customers and clients required.
It’s the time of year when the Royal Society of Chemistry is recruiting placement students and graduates:
Summer placements in scientific publishing (£8/hr) are available for those having A-level Chemistry and who are studying towards or have completed a degree. The 8-12 week placement will involve working with journal teams, academics, authors and customers; correcting articles and publishing online.
An 8-week science writer internship (£1750 bursary) is offered to a student member who wants to work in the editorial office of Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry, gaining experience in the writing/editing process. The right candidate will have an enthusiasm for scientific communication, and be finishing or have recently completed their degree/postgrad course.
The RSC graduate training scheme is also still open, offering opportunities in “publishing, education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry...”
Finally, with the news that Neil is moving back to the RSC, there’s an assistant editor position available at Nature Chemistry in London. Duties include commissioning/editing journal content, managing peer-review, selecting manuscripts for publication, writing editorials and blog posts, and a fair amount of tweeting. Ideal candidate will have a PhD; postdoc experience an advantage.