PhD Synthetic Chemist required, based in Cheshire West. Requiring a PhD in Chemistry and a passion for synthetic chemistry with experience gained in industry or in post-doctoral projects
PhD Synthetic Chemist
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum + benefits
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 brand new 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. If you have completed, or will soon complete, a PhD in Chemistry and have hands-on experience of Synthetic Chemistry in academia or industry - we want to hear from you!
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 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
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