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Research and Development Scientists

Job Title: Research and Development Scientists
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Alderley Park
Salary: £24,000 to £40,000
Contact Name: Matthew Rollinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 16, 2021 09:46

Job Description

Research Scientist

Senior Scientist

Principle Scientist


Permanent role


Alderley Park


Salary ranges from £24,000 to £40,000 depending on role


We are working with an international agrochemicals business who are working in development, registration and marketing of chemical and biological agriculture and horticulture products.


They have an impact on the food supply chain on a large scale, though ensuring sufficient safe food for the worlds growing population via chemistry, helping farmers to optimise their production.


As far as job-impact is concerned you will be hard pressed to find greater – the chemistry produced in this business helps whole populations access food, reduces the impact of climate change on food security and controls the most significant issue of pest and disease in crops.


With the global population approaching 9 billion by 2050 - this is critical chemistry.


What you’ll do:


We are seeking chemists from graduates through to PhD and onto experienced, who will join a team working on the R&D of novel agrochemical products delivering next generation plant protection technology. The company strongly invests in the in-house synthetic chemistry development of innovative products of the future and in this site, the molecules and chemistry are developed. Other sites will then screen these molecules and carry out activities to turn them into high value products.


For the Scientists being recruited, this will involve operating in the early phases of the R&D pipeline, using organic chemistry / synthesis chemistry to be creating new molecules, working in a dedicated and experienced team delivering excellence in this chemistry. This involves innovation, quickly commencing work and turning around results or also dropping projects which are not showing the qualities required.


On a bench-based skills level this will involve:


  • Responsibility for the delivery of target project compounds through supporting and coaching of team. You must be able to effectively utilise available resources to optimise productivity.
  • Application of broad technical experience and knowledge and be able to coach to support project work.
  • Actively contributing to lead generation and lead project strategy, pushing to generate the key data to progress the projects.
  • Communication of complex results and knowledge within project team and work with internal and external collaborators.
  • Organic Chemistry (addition, elimination, substitution etc)


Your background:


We are seeking individuals qualified in Chemistry in some manner so BSc to PhD. We are advertising all the roles in one ad to capture the attention of a broad set of individuals as several roles exist and should the above have caught your interest – it is worth speaking with us and discussing more.


Ideally you will have some industrial experience and knowledge of agrochemicals, however an interest is enough should you feel this is a field you would find engaging. Our client will take care of the rest in respect of getting you working on interesting, high impact chemistry projects as well as training and development in a global business which is also family owned with a fantastic value set of: fun, respect, ambition, teamwork, innovation, flexibility and family.


On this occasion, LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.