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

Greater Manchester
We are working with a global fine chemicals company who are seeking an Analytical Development Chemist. The role will report into the Head of Development and work closely with Quality Control, R&D, Production and Safety. The role will enable Synthesis Chemists to correctly and accurately plan and carry out projects.   You will be undertaking analytical projects which will be related to projects u...
Plainview, New York
Our client is a company which enables real-time chemical process verification by rapidly and continuously measuring time-critical chemical and physical parameters to react immediately to deviations in the production line. The industries they serve are semiconductor manufacturing equipment, thin-film technology, chemistry, petrochemistry, environmental technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, ...
5000 per month
Quality Assurance Manager, whose job will be:   Developing and implementing a Quality System based on Business process approach Providing collaboration and participation in projects as Quality Representative for equipment / systems validation / qualification. Contributing to continuous improvement initiatives (including Operational Excellence) Managing people in the Quality Compliance Unit
Our client a chemistry orientated service provider offering a partnership approach to quality driven chemical innovation. They have a solid reputation recognised for our R&D flexibility and innovative approach to complex and challenging projects. To continue their significant growth in 2022, they are seeking talented and motivated individuals to join the dedicated Research and Development team, ...
Plainview, New York
We are working with an inline process spectrometry company who are seeking a colleague to join in leading two segments in their Quality Assurance activities, as well as their Returns management activities (RMA) in a hybrid role.
New York, USA
We are hiring for a leadership role with an instrumentation developer and manufacturer in the field of in-line process spectrometers. The company works to verify processes, keep quality consistent, minimise waste and enable close loop control.   They are active in a range of markets and this role will cover the Pharmaceutical market.

My latest Candidates

North West
Laboratory Manager who is on the market due to redundancy, so is available immediately, and seeking to continue his career in this area. He has been leading team in analytical chemistry on an operational, technical and hands-on basis. The main techniques the laboratory used to perform analysis were HPLC, GC, GCMS, and LCMS, although holds a depth of knowledge in other chemical areas and could lead teams in other technical fields. 
Willing to Relocate
Graduate from York University in Chemistry where he’s gained a 1st class degree. He is seeking a role which channels into biomedical / pharmaceutical and has built up experience in synthetic chemistry from his degree. For his final year project he spent a year working in the chemical biology lab, which was synthesizing and developing peptides and glycols. He characterized via HPLC, NMR and MS. He has geared his research for his year in industry to pharmaceutical based work and used this project to build up his knowledge in the field which has built his interest.
Yorkshire and Humber
Open to offers
Recent graduate, MSc Analytical Chemistry. Seeking a role in Sheffield or will relocate. Experienced in HPLC, GCMS, NMR, FTIR, lots of practical lab sessions, chemdraw, topspin, etc