Scientist - Chemistry

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£24,000 - £32,000
12 Jul 2018
27 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Key duties include:

  • Production of the company’s key specialist chemical products;
  • Production of the company’s key microfluidic biochip products;
  • Conducting QA/QC to assure the company products meet and/or exceed the set quality standards;
  • Maintaining stable supply chain of critical materials for production;
  • Maintaining appropriate stock of the company’s chemical products;
  • Maintaining production tracking records and documentation to meet ISO 9001 requirements;
  • Shipping the company’s products to customers;
  • Complying with the company’s set safety standards and policies;
  • Developing new chemicals and novel microfluidic biochips;
  • Interaction with existing collaborators on approved R&D projects;
  • Generation and/or input to new publications and patents.

Required qualifications, skills and experience:

  • MSc or PhD in organic chemistry, and proven working experience in a chemistry laboratory environment;
  • Practical experience and knowledge of a wide range of synthetic chemistry reactions and techniques;
  • Past experience in chemical production and quality management is highly desirable;
  • Experience in the development and scale-up of chemical processes to large scale labs and pilot processes is favourable;
  • Experience in working closely with customers is of added value in this position;
  • Excellent communication skills is essential;
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is highly desirable;
  • Soft-lithography fabrication and microfluidics development experience are advantages;
  • Mass Spectrometry experience is an advantage.

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