Matthew Rollinson

Founder of LiCa Scientific and hands-on Recruiter working with the team. 

I'm responsible for LiCa Scientific overall and spend a lot of my working week working on the projects in the business, interviewing candidates and discussing recruitment needs with clients. 

My additional areas are in academic engagement, I work on helping people to access the scientific jobs market especially if seeking a first role in industry. I also work on helping with career advice, and general educational engagement. 

I am open to discussions both short and long term about working with LiCa Scientific. Some of the clients we work with we spend many months briefing and discussing with before taking on their opportunities. 

Finally, I am continuously working on improvement projects at LiCa Scientific. Recently this has been the roll-out of major changes across our temporary business, partnering up with Bright HR and Quickbooks and we are using technology across other areas of the business to support the scaling-up of this company.

This allows us to invest time in the most important thing we do, finding the best candidates for your company or the best job for you if you are seeking. 

Finally, for the German speakers I have been learning your language for 5 years, fulfilling a lifelong ambition to be multilingual. While I did this for many reasons, as I progress in my language skills I'm more and more able to work in German, and as time goes on you may see more content and activities from me in the German markets! 

My latest Jobs

Our client is a fine chemicals company engaged in the energy production industries. They regularly develop chemical formulas and this role will work in that active ity, alongside assisting the sales ream with customer orders and requirements. They are seeking someone ideally with formulation experience and an understanding of the Oil Industry and the CEFAS Registration process that is required to...
We are pleased to be partnering with our long standing client in Bristol at an exciting time in their business where they will be commissioning a new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility. This will be in a new building and be a blank canvas for the new Quality Assurance and Validation Engineer to work on!   You will be working with colleagues both internal and external on commissioning and...
We are working with a life sciences and clinical diagnostics company, who are seeking a Quality Assurance Coordinator to join them for a period of up to 12 months.   They are a world leading developer and manufacturer of life science reagents, and this role will report into their EMEA Snr Quality and Compliance Manager, ensuring compliance to the ISO 9001 and 14001.
Aberdeen City
Aberdeen or Glasgow
We are working with an onshore and offshore fine chemicals company who are headquartered in Aberdeen. Their chemical products serve the oil and gas, transport, marine and hygiene markets. They are seeking a Sales Executive to work primarily with their onshore customers. The role holder will be mobile and travel regularly to customers, supporting them in their need for fine chemicals.
We are working with a leading innovator in foam concentrates used in firefighting, their products out perform existing products in a range of areas and they are also keen to work in identification of new components and materials for use in this product range.   The Research and Development Manager provides scientific leadership, R & D management and people management skills for an international ...
As a Senior Scientist in our clients Advanced Materials team, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of materials science. We're on the lookout for a passionate individual to lead R&D and consultancy projects across diverse sectors such as aerospace, defence, nuclear energy, net-zero, healthcare, and more.

My latest Candidates

Greater Manchester
Candidate ref 10613 Experienced Synthesis Chemist Senior Scientist in synthetic chemistry, working on pharmaceutical early-to-late stage process development projects. Is seeking the next career step. Has 3 years of experience coupled with their MChem degree, the industrial work has mainly involved using experiments and process analytical techniques to guide the development of processes. Has worked to a high scale of production, up to 50kg and routinely works with jacketed vessels in these synthesis activities. Has proficiency in the use of LC-MS, GC-MS, NMR and other characterisation techniques. To receive a full copy of this candidates CV, please email quoting reference 10613
This candidate is experienced in working for two companies both global pharmaceutical. He is seeking a role in analytical chemistry, having a keen interests in LC-MS, HPLC, GC-MS, NMR and FTIR. He would like to find a role ideally in analytical chemistry which can apply his experience as a research chemist. He has experience of working in a GxP environment, working on controlled drugs and reviewing COSHH and risk assessments for potent material. He is experienced in method development, process investigation and compound characterisation.   He holds an MChem and has experience of two roles, one as Analytical Development in a multidisciplinary department using HPLC, LC-MS, GC and GC-MS, the second role has been as a Synthetic Chemist working in API production in a GxP environment using reflux, distillation, separation, recrystallisation and workup.   He is immediately available to interview or start a role, and is seeking this within the North West of the UK.
Greater Manchester
Experienced Study Director working with Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies. Experience with varied analytical techniques including; LC-UV-MS (Waters QToF, TQS and QDa systems). DI-GC-MS. NMR. Ability to quickly diagnose and repair instrument faults at both the hardware and software level. A sound understanding of GLP within an Analytical/QC environment. Development and validation to ICH guidelines of UPLC and GC methods for both screening and targeted analysis of trace level components.