Senior R&D Chemist

Senior R&D Chemist
  • £26,000 - £30,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • England, UK UK B70 0AH
Job Ref: J2164745
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 28 April 2022
Senior R&D Chemist required, based in West Midlands.

Senior R&D Chemist required, based in West Midlands. Requiring a degree in Chemistry or similar and proven industrial experience of organic synthetic chemistry at bench scale. Experience of scale up from lab scale to pilot plant is desirable.

Title: Senior R&D Chemist

Location: West Midlands

Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

SRG are currently working with a successful leading chemical manufacturing company in West Midlands who are looking to hire a Senior R&D Chemist to join the technical team. This role will predominantly involve supporting in the synthesis and scale up of organic synthetic chemicals that are mainly used as intermediates across a range of different sectors. Working within the R&D and Technical team, successful candidates will be involved in New Product Development including evaluating and costing initial customer enquiries and evaluating potential New Products.

Working hours: 36.25 hours per week, 8:45am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Benefits include 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, access to free life assurance cover employee benefits scheme and pension scheme.

Role / Description

  • Conducting organic synthesis at bench scale to support in New Product Development
  • Supporting in evaluating and costing customer enquiries and requests
  • Developing suitable processes for scale up to pilot plant and manufacturing scale
  • Producing small scale samples of New Products for evaluation
  • Liaising with other technical teams as and when required including Operations, Chemical Engineering


  • Degree in Chemistry (or similar)
  • Proven industrial experience of organic synthetic chemistry at bench scale
  • Experience of scaling up chemical production from bench scale to pilot plant scale is desirable but not essential
  • Good problem-solving and communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and able to manage own projects

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 Chris on 0161 868 2225.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

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Keywords: organic synthesis, organic synthetic chemistry, chemist, synthesis, chemistry, speciality, intermediates, reaction, research, research and development, synthesis, synthetic, R&D, scale-up, pilot plant, bench scale, laboratory scale, organic intermediates, BSc, MSc, PhD, new product development, reaction, organic chemistry, synthetic route, fine chemicals.

28/05/2022 09:08:57
GBP 26000.00 30000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Chris Beckenham

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