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LiCa Scientific Recruitment is  a specialist in chemistry roles from bench to senior management. We are dedicated to understanding companies needs and ensuring we match equally understood scientists to the right opportunity. 


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  • Interview Confidence

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"If you are looking for a role in chemistry I would have no hesitation in recommending Lica Scientific to you. Louise Hall, from recruitment, helped me through the whole process from the interview through to completion.
She was very friendly yet professional and reassured all of my doubts"

PhD Analytical Chemist placed in November 2017

“Very supportive and professional, would definitely recommend them if you are looking for a chemistry role"

Temporary Lab Technician placed in October 2017

Dealing with Louise Hall was a real pleasure. She made the whole process simple and enjoyable, I was consistently and quickly updated with any changes or progress. Help and advice given before my interview was very helpful and she aided me well in both my interview prep, and prep before I started my new job. I'd strongly recommend LiCa Scientific Ltd to anyone looking for a job in the science industry”

Analytical Chemist placed in October 2017

“After having gone through several other scientific recruitment firms working with Matthew at LiCa was a breeze. They were head and shoulders above the others I worked with, finding high quality and realistic opportunities in a short time. Once interviews were secured they provided some really useful interview advice and were generally very communicative and helpful throughout. I cannot recommend them enough.”

Synthetic Organic Chemist placed in September 2017

“Matthew is incredibly friendly, dedicated and professional. Had an excellent experience working with him and found that he is always positive and committed to finding the best job.
I would absolutely recommend Matthew to anyone seeking work in the field. A pleasure to do business with.”

Analytical Chemist placed in September 2017

“It was a pleasure dealing with Louise Hall at LiCa Scientific. I was kept up to date every step of the way and had no issues contacting her with concerns. The documentation I received helped a lot in my interview! Highly recommended, thank you.”

Analytical Chemist placed in August 2017

“LiCa Scientific were professional and really listened to what I had to say. Matthew kept me up to date with everything and helped with interview preparation. I received a job offer in just 2 weeks with a company that was perfect for what I was looking for. They went above and beyond what I expected.”

Laboratory Technician placed in July 2017

My experience with LiCa Scientific Ltd has been very positive. I directly dealt with Matthew Rollinson and he helped me through all the recruiting process. He is very competent and I would definitely recommend LiCa Scientific to everyone looking for the right job in science.

Synthesis Chemist placed in June 2017

I would like to recommend LiCa scientific. Very professional, friendly and supportive. Mathew has particularly been exceptional throughout the process of securing a new role.

Analytical Chemist placed in June 2017

I found Matthew to be extremely helpful. There was a lot of support and interview help offered. He always kept me updated with what was happening. Would definitely recommend them.

Analytical Chemist placed in June 2017

"Louise and Matthew were both excellent in finding me the job I wanted extremely quickly.

They provided fantastic interview preparation material and kept me informed at all points along the recruitment process.

I would highly recommend LiCa Scientific to help you get the scientific job you want"

Synthetic Organic Chemist placed in March 2017

"My recent experience with LiCa Scientific has been overwhelmingly positiven particularly my dealings with Matthew Rollinson. He is really one of the most professional, helpful and friendly recruiters I have worked with. I strongly recommend him and the rest of the LiCa team."

Analytical Chemist placed in December 2016

"LiCa helped me get my current position. Matthew was incredibly helpful in terms of preparation for the interview and providing details on the role and company. Throughout the process the communication was excellent, keeping me up to date with what was happening over the course of a month. I would recommended them highly"

Research Chemist placed in December 2016

"My recent experience with Matthew was very positive. Matthew is truly exceptional recruitment consultant and very knowledgeable. One of the most reliable recruitment agents I've had worked with. He does communicate professionally, clearly and very efficiently. He is scientifically very competent, which makes a huge difference in this type of recruitment.

I am impressed with the quality of his work and he is friendly and professional. Matthew helped me finding the right job, I found him to be dedicated, organised, and very friendly.

I am happy to fully recommend Matthew and his exemplary capabilities!"

PhD Analytical Chemist, placed in October 2016

“We have worked with Matthew Rollinson at LiCa Scientific for many years on recruitment for chemists across our company into analytical, synthesis and production, both on a permanent and temporary basis. We find this allows us to identify the best CV’s for our roles, expediting recruitment processes to interview and offer while working with a high quality shortlist. We have been delighted with the attention to detail, commitment to finding niche skills and screening interviews to provide the best recommendations to our business, we would recommend his services onto companies seeking scientific staff”

Head of Chemistry, multinational fine chemical company, August 2016

"We are very happy to have chosen LiCa in our latest search for new members to our team.

As always, Matthew Rollinson paid attention to every single detail of our requirements and supplied us with a list of Candidates, all of whom were more than suitable for the vacancy we were looking to fill.

The entire process from our initial call to LiCa, to the placing of our new employee was smooth and professional, making our recruitment process so much easier.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use this Company in the future and would highly recommend them to other Companies looking for staff."

Recruitment Manager at Pharmaceutical CMO, August 2016