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Principle Research Scientist

Posted 16 days ago

Location Loughborough Job Type Permanent
Salary £38000 Sector Synthesis Chemistry

Principle Research Chemist


Permanent Role




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:


  • Carry out common chemical techniques independently and make choices
  • Manage projects, plan and organize the work of others.
  • Be a mentor to junior staff
  • Keep a laboratory notebook and provide accurate feedback and coaching to junior members of staff to ensure high levels of compliance with recording data.
  • Have routine contact with customers via email and teleconferencing, in some cases preparing and presenting presentations to customers where necessary.
  • May be required to represent the company externally at conferences and external events.


Who You’ll Be:


  • Educated to PhD level or equivalent with substantial industrial experience.
  • Have experience managing chemistry projects.
  • Have an intimate understanding of chemistry and synthetic strategy.
  • Proficient in the use of advanced analytical and synthetic techniques and have the ability to research available techniques for specific project requirements.
  • Be a model of good health and safety practices as well as being a champion for general good practice throughout the department.
  • Be able to identify poor practice and provide coaching, where appropriate, to ensure the correct action is taken.


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