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 Sage across our temporary business, renewal of marketing, this shiny-new website you are reading, and other activities to support the scaling-up that LiCa Scientific has achieved in the last year especially as we recover from COVID (and await the next challenge!). 

However I'm always at my happiest working with candidates and clients on their recruitment questions. 

My latest Jobs

Heysham, Lancashire
We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to work in a chemical manufacturing company. This is a role which is suitable for anyone qualified to A-level or equivalent in a scientific field. Our client is happy and keen to train and develop the successful candidate.     LiCa Scientific are working with a global fine chemicals company engaged in manufacturing of a range of products. You will be workin...
£60,000 + share package + bonus
The cement industry is responsible for 8% of Carbon Dioxide emissions, were this a country it would be the third largest emitter of Carbon Dioxide in the world after the USA and China. Our client is a carbon capture and storage company, developing novel technology for carbon sequestration within cement. This circular approach has a huge potential for impact on the carbon emissions associated wit...
Competitive + package
Our client is a cutting edge research company working across the life sciences and clinical diagnostics areas. They are seeking a Quality Assurance Officer (QA) who will work on product quality, customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, environmental impact minimisation and other QA fields.
Camelford, Cornwall
to £40,000
A vacancy has arisen for an Organic Chemist with experience of Scale Up/Process Development chemistry within our clients new Scale-up facility.
Greater Manchester
Manchester, with European travel
LiCa Scientific are recruiting on behalf of a client based in Manchester who specialise in the design and manufacture of in-vitro diagnostic devices, with clients in various global markets. There is a need for an individual who can provide technical support to customers via email, phone and in-person visits. Monthly international travel will be expected, in particular to the South of France. On th...
This is a leadership role, working in cutting edge Graphene research and development in Manchester. You will be leading the companies main R&D and application centre in Europe.

My latest Candidates

Willing to Relocate
PhD scientist who has experience of supervision of a team. He has been engaged in research interests around with titanium carbide research, which has been coupled to an organic molecule to make a Metal-Organic (MXene) framework and using this in CO2 capture with some work in mineralisation. He has worked on many combinations within the MXene framework. Has been then characterising materials using TGA, XRD, SPS, and discovering morphology with TEM and SEM. Has experience of CO2 capture and some knowledge of mineralisation, would be interested in working in mineralisation though in the future. Statistical analysis and data visualisation bourne from the large amount of data produced during his research, his students do environmental monitoring and analysis. He has been working on the ANNOVA, T-Test, F-Test, SD. Origin and SPS (and sometimes Excel) for statistical work. Has covered C4C fields including environmental monitoring this has involved taking environmental samples and analysing these for heavy metals and organics. He has previously been supervising 2 PhD's and 2 Masters students. Most recently he's worked in supervision of staff in manufacturing of graphene related material for photocatalytic degradation and another working on graphene covalent photocatalytic degradation of contaminants. Making materials for absorption of contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors, this is in the direction of antipollution technologies. This is research in the direction of CO2 storage.
Greater Manchester
Recent PhD graduate in Biomaterials, taking in organic chemistry with particular focus on biosensors and graphene functionalisation/nanomaterials. Has extensive project management experience including working with clients and partners. Has created a range of applications of graphene including coatings and electronic applications while working as a Research Technician. Has wider experience in characterisation (Voltammetry, Raman, NMR, surface tension, UV-Vis/fluorescence spectroscopy), applicable in a range of different environments as diverse as chemistry, biology, materials. Is a strong communicator with experience of planning budgets and timescales and delivering technical outcomes to clients. Is immediately available following completion of PhD and is able to consider roles in the North West.
Experienced analytical chemist, working on specialist teams partnering with some of the worlds largest companies. Main skills lie in HPLC, UPLC, MS, and Maldi. Has extensive experience of method development feeding data into method development projects. Much of his work is working on novel/new chemistry that applies to answering complex questions using materials analysis analytical chemistry. For example projects have included biomedical research, consumer products, and biotechnology products. Project values are in the multi-millions, and his wider experience lies in the polymers market (within synthesis) and he holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry. He is based in Merseyside and seeking a role which will apply the above skills with flexibility on direction of travel, and skills which can lead onto a range of outcomes.