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Synthetic Chemist (MSc / PhD) (24021)

to £27,000 + benefits

Organic Chemistry, Microfluidics, Start-up, Biochips, Masters / PhD, Lithography

This scientific start-up is expanding its R&D team and is looking for a graduate Synthetic Chemist to join them. Key responsibilities will include work on specialised chemical products used on microfluidic applications; maintaining relevant supplies for materials; and developing novel chemistry based biochips.


  • 1st / 2.1 (or equivalent) and Masters or PhD in organic chemistry.
  • Working experience in a wet chemistry laboratory including practical experience and knowledge of a wide range of synthetic chemistry reactions.
  • Highly desirable is experience with scaled up chemical processes / pilot processes.
  • Further experience with soft-lithography fabrication, microfluidics, mass spectrometry would be beneficial.

This is an excellent opportunity to join this rapidly growing company and gain firsthand industry experience. The ability to work independently and within a team is expected, as are strong communication skills. In return, as well as remuneration package, you can expect to work in a supportive environment.

No company sponsorship is available – interested applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Preference is for UK / EU residing candidates.

Note this is for a Q1 2018 hire.

Organic Chemistry, Microfluidics, Start-up, Biochips, Masters / Doctorate, Lithography

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Recommend for £250 – see for details.