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Project Leader - Process Chemistry - North West

Science Solutions Recruitment
Warrington, Cheshire
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Chemistry, Process Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is a great job opportunity for an experienced synthetic/process chemist with proven industrial scale-up/process expertise to step up into a Project Leader position based within the North West region's extensive speciality chemistry community. The Project Leader plays an important continuous improvement role in the leadership team, overseeing synthetic development projects and the data acquisition to inform efficiency and quality improvement opportunities. The successful appointment will build upon a process, safety and continuous improvement skillsets relating to high value fine chemical project management, for excellent career progression potential leading to senior positions.

Your day to day duties as the Project Leader will be:
  • Assessing in-house chemistry to acquire efficiency, safety and costing data
  • Optimisation of the scale-up chemistry projects using the above data
  • Use of data modelling software and Design of Experiment
  • Delivering training to staff to roll out continuous improvement initiatives

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:
  • A degree, or equivalent, in a relevant organic chemistry field
  • Some project management qualifications, such as Six Sigma
  • A track record in synthetic route design and execution in industry
  • A good team-working approach and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The desire to continue a high-level of career development

This client is already shortlisting for the role so I would like you to apply immediately with a CV (Word document format, 2 pages maximum) so as to not miss out on the opportunity.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up 7 years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears.


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

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01925 377815
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