chemistry

Job Vacancy – Research Team Member, HB Innovations

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Post-Doc/PhD – Research Team Member

HB Innovations – Newcastle upon Tyne

HB Innovations are looking for a highly motivated Post-Doc or PhD graduate to become part of our research and development team, based within the Medical School at Newcastle University. The successful candidate will be expected to become involved in all aspects of our small but very successful company and fulfil research, development and product validation objectives.

Closing Date: 16/03/2012

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Person Requirements: We are looking for a dynamic team player with a chemistry/biochemistry (or similar) background, and a keen interest in clinical diagnostic applications.

Degree Discipline: Chemistry, Biochemistry.

How to Apply: Applications (including your current CV) should be e-mailed to: ba@hbinnovations.co.uk

Job Vacancy – Environmental Chemist, Peter Fisk Associates

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Environmental Chemist

Peter Fisk Associates | Canterbury | Salary negotiable according to experience

Peter Fisk Associates delivers expert consultancy on the environmental fate and effects of chemicals and their uses. Working with regulatory bodies as well as industry, we offer a range of high-quality and cost-effective services. These include consultancy, preparation of expert reports, research, regulatory submissions, training, and provision of data. Peter Fisk Associates is a long-standing consultancy company with a team of around 20, located near Canterbury in Kent.
An Environmental Chemist is required for a one year contract (initially), starting in February 2012. The post requires the ability to use physical and analytical chemistry, applied to the modelling of environmental fate and behaviour of chemicals, including the prediction of properties (such as solubility, adsorption, biodegradation, etc.). The main purpose of the work is compliance with chemical regulations such as REACH, on behalf of both industry and government.

Closing Date: 18/01/2012

Location: Canterbury

Person Requirements: Training will be provided, yet the successful applicant will be expected to be a highly motivated self-starter, with solid IT skills and very good written English.

Degree Discipline: An undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a relevant postgraduate degree are essential (preferably a relevant PhD).

How to Apply: Please send a CV and covering letter by email to Jackie Edwards at: jackiee@ecotoxchem.co.uk


Job Vacancy – KTP Associate – Newcastle University / Alphasense

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KTP Associate
Ref D879R
Faculty/Services Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Department School of Chemistry
Job Type Research
Hours of Work Full time

 
Salary: circa £27,500 (£4,000 individual training budget)

Alphasense is a totally independent Sensor Manufacturing and Technology Company, founded in response to an overwhelming demand from gas detection OEMs and end users for better quality gas sensors with a higher level of support. Their success has enabled the company to build a new, purpose designed factory in Great Notley, England. The new facility means they can provide greater capacity and and better service, using the very latest automation technology and state of the art laboratory and test facilities.
 
The post requires an associate with skill in experimental work and an interest in commercialisation of academic research to assist with the project’s objectives to develop an understanding of the nano-scale chemical reactions involved in electrochemical gas sensing processes and/ or polymer sensing layers, which will lead to the development of new products. 
 
You should have; a PhD in Electrochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Surface Chemistry,experience with electrochemical methods and probe microscopy, and good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels, along with good team working skills.
 
This position comes with the following benefits; the opportunity for further training and professional membership, personal development including research project management competency, planning, designing and execution of experiments, developing strong links with the university and a commercial partner, supervision of PhD and final-year MChem student projects, an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role and management training.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Sharon Cochrane sharon.cochrane@ncl.ac.uk or telephone 0191 222 8605.
Closing Date: 15 June 2011

Job Vacancies – Synthetic Organic Chemists, Onyx Scientific

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PhD Synthetic Organic Chemists  – 4 vacancies

Start dates – 2 ASAP and 2 January 2011

Onyx Scientific Ltd aims to be the number 1 supplier to the pharmaceutical industry with leading, world class development chemistry services. We will employ the highest quality scientists and facilities to achieve this.

We are looking for PhD Synthetic Organic Chemists to work in our laboratories in Sunderland. The work involves practical organic synthesis on scales ranging from milligrams to kilos. Projects vary from medicinal chemistry research to process development and GMP scale up.

Candidates should ideally possess a PhD in organic chemistry and have an excellent knowledge of synthesis. In addition to a range of practical skills an ability to interpret a wide array of analytical information will be required. You need to be self-motivated and able to run projects with minimal supervision. Good inter-personal skills, both written and verbal are essential for working with both customers and laboratory team.

Please use the Company Application Pack to apply completing the forms as soon as possible.

Mrs. Rosemary Flinn, Personnel Manager

Tel:  0191 516 6516

Fax: 0191 516 6526

www.onyx-scientific.com

Job Vacancy – PhD Chemist, Onyx Scientific

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     Graduate Apprentice required  for Onyx Scientific

Full details about the scheme are available at:  http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/jobs/northeast/gradapprentices

For full job details click here

Vacancy Job Title: PhD Chemist

Closing date: 11/03/2010

Salary: Competitive + benefits

Description: Graduate Apprentices offers graduates (who have graduated from a UK university in the last three years) the opportunity to undertake an initial twelve week paid contract within a North East based SME. 80% of our graduate apprentices have been offered longer term positions. Onyx Scientific provides a wide range of chemical services to the life science industry. They specialise in medicinal chemistry, Process Development, Custom Synthesis, GMP synthesis and Scale-up, in addition to a comprehensive range of analytical and solid-state services including automated Salt Selection and polymorphism studies. 

They are looking for synthetic organic chemists to work in their laboratories in Sunderland. The work involves practical organic synthesis on scales ranging from milligrams to kilos. Projects vary from medicinal chemistry research to process development and GMP scale up. A Chemist will be expected to work safely within the guidelines set by the company. They will carry out experimental work in the laboratory to synthesize small quantities of product using standard laboratory equipment and larger quantities in equipment up to 50L scale.

Candidates should ideally possess a PhD in organic chemistry and have an excellent knowledge of synthesis. In addition to a range of practical skills an ability to interpret a wide array of analytical information will be required. You need to be self-motivated and able to run projects with minimal supervision. Good inter-personal skills, both written and verbal are essential for working with both customers and laboratory team.

Apply by completing the online application form at http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=492 including J076 PhD Chemist as the Placement Title. If you encounter any difficulties submitting your application please contact graduate.apprentices@ncl.ac.uk  

Specific location: Sunderland

PGCE bursaries for science teaching – update

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There are changes to the bursaries available for those training to teach secondary science. In the past, the bursary was£9k. For 2010-11 this continues for Physics and Chemistry, but reduces to £6k for Biology. 

 The PGCE course fee is around £3200 and you can apply for a student loan to cover this.

Golden Hellos’, payable after one year’s employment as a teacher are available to those teaching ICT (£2.5k) or science/maths (£5k).

Full details  are available on the TDA website.

Job Vacancy – Science Graduate Scheme – British Sugar

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British Sugar plc

Business: Manufacturer and supplier of sugar

www.notjustsugar.com

Job Title: Science Graduate Scheme

Closing date: 31/01/2010

Salary: £27,500

Description: You’ll be learning to draw on your knowledge of Chemistry or Biochemistry to technically support our operations to ensure they run as efficiently as possible. To do this you will need to do more than just ensure the analytical integrity of the data provided, but will also use this data to effect process change. At the heart of process improvements you will need to look for developments to improve the overall support provided by science functions. You’ll be working alongside internationally recognised experts with the opportunity to develop similarly. All this will be against a background of a 24/7 operation, in an environment where health and safety is simply vital. The scheme is mainly factory-based and offers a job with real management exposure from an early stage. You will be directly involved with a range of issues that could have significant consequences and will have real responsibility assigned. You will be expected to play a high-profile role in our business. Degree requirements: A full range of opportunities exist for successful science graduates within the business from Operations to Commercial Management and beyond. How to apply: Apply online

Specific location: East Midlands and East Anglia