Synthetic Chemist - new job in Cheshire West and Chester, UK

Synthetic Chemist
  • £30,000 - £35,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, England, UK Cheshire West and Chester Cheshire UK CH65 4EY
Job Ref: BBBH82846
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 02 December 2022
PhD Synthetic Chemist, based in Cheshire West required, with experience gained in industry or in post-doctoral projects

PhD Synthetic Chemist, based in Cheshire West required, with a passion for synthetic chemistry and with experience gained in industry or in post-doctoral projects

PhD Synthetic Chemist

Cheshire West

£30,000 - £35,000 per annum


SRG is working with a hugely successful and growing global chemical manufacturer who have a strong focus on sustainability and innovation in chemical technology. They are now looking for a PhD Synthetic Chemist to contribute to a new brand initiative, in brand new synthetic laboratory facilities, aiming at researching and devising novel ideas and compounds that can be applied across any specialty. Taking a research-led approach, this new role will involve devising synthetic experiments at lab scale to develop new products, process development and optimisation, with a view to finding viable new products for commercialisation. You need to have completed, or will soon complete, a PhD in Chemistry and have hands-on experience of Organic Synthetic Chemistry in academia or industry.

Benefits: You will be starting a new brand initiative in just-built synthetic laboratory facilities. 37.5 working hours, 8.40am-5.00pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility on start and finish times. 25 days holiday as standard plus 8 statutory days, increasing with length of service. Enhanced pension scheme, private healthcare or health cash plan, share save scheme and annual company bonus.

Role / Description

  • Under-taking "blue sky" research and designing and developing synthetic routes to create novel and innovative functional chemical compounds
  • Applying sound understanding of synthetic mechanisms to devise synthetic pathways and solve problems
  • Undertaking lab-based experiments, synthesis and characterisation of new products
  • Working closely with Applications Chemists to evaluate viability and performance of compounds in market formulations and mechanistic end use applications
  • Using analytical skills including NMR, Mass Spectrometry, IR and crystallisation for characterisation
  • Using literature, market trends and industry conferences to inform development of synthetic routes and reaction mechanisms
  • Establishing test methods, interpreting resulting analysis and reporting on findings
  • Liaising with other internal R&D teams to share information, collaborate and contribute to parallel or long-term R&D projects.


  • PhD in Chemistry - with focus on organic synthetic chemistry
  • Academic OR industrial experience devising/carrying out synthetic reactions
  • Genuine interest in using synthetic techniques to produce innovative and novel compounds
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Raffa on 0161 888 2517.

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Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

01/01/2023 15:37:00
GBP 30000.00 35000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Raffaella Rodighiero

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