Senior Research Scientist

Recruitment Genius Ltd
28000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
04 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This life sciences company develops natural bioactive compounds into novel antimicrobial solutions to human and animal health-related problems and takes these solutions to the market where they can be used.


- Carry out research and development projects in natural product biotechnology both independently and under supervision of senior staff members.
- Transfer of methods from lab scale to small pilot and production scale.
- Guide innovation and modification of processes, methods and equipment.
- Conduct laboratory analysis procedures and quality control procedures as required.
- Manage inventory for R&D projects.
- Maintain appropriate records.
- Write technical reports and specifications, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as necessary.
- Assist in production and support production staff when required.
- Liaise with third parties including customers, suppliers and project partners.
- Plan, research and manage own programme of work.
- To undertake some supervision duties of research facilities.


Essential Requirements:

- A Degree or equivalent qualification in Chemistry or related discipline. Candidate without formal qualification but >5 years relevant experience would also be considered.
- Computer literacy (familiarity with Microsoft Office as a minimum).
- Demonstrated diagnostic and problem solving skills.
- Experience with process development and implementation.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


- 5 years experience in organic chemistry.
- Experience in formulation science.
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary team of Chemists, Biologist and Biochemist.
- Hands on experience of chemical extraction and purification techniques.
- A postgraduate qualification in Chemistry or related discipline would be desirable but suitable and relevant industrial experience will also be considered.
- Analytical experience using a variety of techniques
- Experience working on a small pilot scale.
- Experience working in a regulated environment.

Costs incurred by applicants for travelling to any interview granted will not be covered.