Thursday, 2 August 2012

2nd Aug – Graduate Jobroll

Part two of the Grad Jobroll looks at office-based positions requiring little or no experience.

Two chemical emergency responders (£20-26k) are sought by an environmental consultancy company in Oxfordshire. Working in a shift pattern to provide 24/7 cover, the excellent communicator will provide information to callers dealing with chemical emergencies in the UK and abroad. There may also be the opportunity to get involved in consultancy work and project management.

Future Science Group is looking for an assistant editor in North London to work on their biomedical publishing portfolio of journals. An excellent opportunity to start a career in publishing.

A speciality chemicals company in Derbyshire is recruiting a graduate chemist (£17-18k) to provide support to their technical and sales teams. Duties include taking orders, providing quotes and dealing with technical questions. Includes opportunities to assist with conferences, exhibitions and symposia.

A company in Northamptonshire seeks a chemistry graduate – project manager (£18-22k) for a 9-month contract. Although requiring a good understanding of synthetic chemistry, the role appears to involve the coordination of synthetic chemistry projects for clinical trials, including collating study information and producing protocols. Knowledge of the clinical trials process, through placement or final year project required.

A graduate planning and scheduling engineer is required at a manufacturer in Worcestershire. Planning orders by coordinating with sales, production and operations, the role also involves learning the engineering processes being scheduled and developing IT systems.

Tessella are (again) looking for graduate scientific software developers (£23-29k) to join them in Stevenage, Abingdon and the USA. I like plugging this company because the more chemists we get working in software development, the better: there are far too may poorly-designed, user-unfriendly, feature-lacking (or over-loaded) programs that we have to endure as scientists, because there hasn’t been enough customer (chemist) input in the original design and development process. So, go learn a programming language (Jave/C-variants/VB/.NET/Python) and help save our sanity! Plus the role offers 20 days training a year, travel and extended work at customer sites and secondments. Oh, to be 21 again...

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