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Associate Research Scientist

Posted 16 days ago

Location Loughborough Job Type Permanent
Salary Up to £28500 DOE Sector Synthesis Chemistry

Associate Research Scientist


Permanent Role


Up to £28000 DOE


Based in Loughborough


We are currently working with a contract research organization based in Loughborough who are experts in synthetic chemistry. They work with a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors from agrochemicals to biotechnology to pharmaceuticals. They are currently recruiting for Research scientists to join their expanding team.


What You’ll Do:


  • Synthesize compounds according to the strategy devised by the project managers.
  • Follow appropriate experimental methods and purification techniques.
  • Investigate unexpected results and develop workable solutions
  • Collect data to support the analysis of routine experimental procedures, demonstrating ability to correctly interpret routine results.
  • Follow health and safety procedures as per the companies policies.
  • Keep laboratory notebooks as per the companies data policies.


Who You’ll Be:


  • BSc or equivalent in Chemistry or related discipline.
  • Experience in performing a variety of organic synthesis routes at laboratory scale.
  • Experience of running analytical samples and interpreting results including NMR and Mass Spectrometry.
  • Experience searching chemical literature
  • Experience in preparing and implementing COSHH assessments is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of using chemical structure and reaction search tools desirable but not essential.
  • Be able to work accurately under supervision.
  • Have excellent problem solving skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills including written and verbal communication.



On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as an Employment Agency.