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:


Four year Postdoctoral Fellowships – LRI

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The London Research Institute has an international reputation for innovative research into the basic biology of cancer and is committed to training the next generation of research scientists.

The four year LRI Postdoc Programme is part of this commitment – roughly 80% of our postdocs stay in science when they leave the LRI, and nearly a third leave to set up their own research groups. Our postdocs also benefit from living and working in one of the world’s greatest scientific, cultural and cosmopolitan capitals.

LRI postdoctoral fellowships are tenable for four years with starting salaries from £28,500 – £33,039 plus an additional location allowance of £2,470 (Clare Hall Labs) or £3,750 (Lincoln’s Inn Fields Labs) and pension benefits.

Our Research Group Leaders welcome enquiries and applications from motivated and outstanding prospective postdocs committed to a scientific career. Find out more about being a postdoc at the LRI .

NHS Scientist posts – open for applications and encouraging researchers to apply

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The NHS Healthcare Scientist Training Programme is a new and comprehensive work based training programme, introduced as part of the UK Modernising Scientific Careers programme. It replaces the Clinical Scientist entry programme and is the most direct way to work as a professional scientist in the NHS. Those with a PhD or research experience are encouraged to apply. Closing date for applications is 13th March 2011.

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Scientist Training Programme replaces Clinical Scientist Training Scheme

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From 2011, the new graduate entry Scientist Training Programme (STP) will replace the Clinical Scientist Training Scheme (that was co-ordinated by Northgate Arinso Ltd).

Recruitment into the healthcare scientist training posts in England will start in January 2011 for the September 2011 intake. We do not yet know when the closing date will be. NHS trusts, working in partnership with strategic health authorities and higher education institutions, will offer approximately 200 training posts in life sciences, physics and engineering and physiological sciences to start in September 2011. Successful candidates will join a three-year, fixed term, integrated training programme of workplace-based learning and a master’s degree in their chosen specialism.

There will be a single national timetable for recruitment, national guidelines for the conduct of selection interviews, and assessment centres to ensure all candidates are treated fairly and equally. Science graduates can apply for the training posts through the NHS Jobs website, with shortlisting and selection processes organised and conducted by local trusts working in established scientific networks.

Details of all training posts will be available on the NHS Jobs website Further details of the scheme and a list of all the posts will be found on the NHS Careers website Details will be on both websites in mid-January 2011. I just had a look and the details haven’t been added yet but if you’re thinking of applying for this you might want to start keeping a regular check.

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

Job Vacancy – Scientist/Researcher – Winton Capital Management

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Employer Name: Winton Capital Management
Business: Quantitative Hedge Fund
Vacancy Job Title: Scientist/Researcher
Closing date: 30/12/2009  
Description: Winton seeks applied scientists who have experience working with large, real-world data sets in a first-class research environment. The role involves: processing and analysing large datasets; using applied statistical techniques and creating systematic trading strategies.
Person requirements: Applicants should have commercial/post doc experience. An interest in financial markets and programming skills in SQL, C++, Python, Matlab or R are an advantage.
Degree requirements: A PhD in an Applied Science (Statistics, Physics, Econometrics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Computational Linguistics etc).
How to apply: Apply online
Specific location: Cambridge
Type of work:    Information, Statistics, and Research
   Scientific Services, Life Sciences, R&D

Location category:    Eastern England / Anglia