Job Type:
Life Sciences
Job reference:
14 days ago


Rate: £15-£18 per hour PAYE

Duration: 6 months (possibility extension to 12 months for the right candidate)

Location: Stevenage - (70% office based, but can work from home when writing reports)

Role Summary:

We are looking for an experienced Synthetic Chemist to work with the Chemistry team with employees across the world. Do you have a passion for employing synthetic chemistry skills to produce functional materials.

Key Activities:

  • Use a range of synthetic chemistries to produce functionalised membrane materials
  • Functionalise membranes with biological or chemical ligands for use in the next generation of affinity chromatography applications, towards expansion of companies Fibro range of products
  • Work closely with Materials Scientists, Engineers and Biologists to support activities including chemical analysis, reactor design, device fabrication, reactor and applications testing
  • Take detailed lab notes and use these to write up accurate protocols and technical reports
  • Carry out and document COSHH and Risk Assessments

Desired characteristics:

  • Minimum BSc or equivalent in chemistry from an accredited institution, with modules including organic chemistry
  • Experience carrying out a range of practical organic chemistry techniques in a laboratory environment is essential
  • 3 months experience of synthetic organic chemistry working in industry (Chemical or Biotechnology) is desirable
  • Experience or good working knowledge of chemical analysis techniques such as GC-FID, SEC-HPLC, Raman Spectroscopy is desirable
  • Proven aptitude for problem solving, flexibility to adapt to changing project priorities, good attention to detail and a strong team player

If you feel you are suitable and wish to apply, then please send your CV.

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