Synthetic Chemist in Cambridgeshire

Successful delivery of technical feasibility projects and technologies through in-house laboratory research and collaboration with external partners.

Successful identification, design, synthesis, purification and development of advanced materials for a variety of feasibility projects.

Accurate recording of all practical work to ensure that new Intellectual Property is appropriately documented.

Proposal of novel advanced materials and provision of recommendations to solve chemical synthetic issues.

Execution of synthetic chemistry transformations on small to large scales, to a high standard of purity, complemented by high-quality documentation.

Full characterization of all materials prepared, and highlighting of anomalies in the results.

Planning short-loop projects to demonstrate the technical feasibility and scope for further development of technology areas.



Chemistry PhD with experience in the design, synthesis of advanced materials is essential.

It is essential that you have experience of the identification, design and synthesis of more than one type of novel advanced materials.

Post-doctoral research experience is highly desirable.

Clear and confident communication both when discussing complex technical concepts with fellow scientists and when providing project updates to senior management is essential.

It is essential that you have an ability to effectively communicate results, the risks and challenges of synthetic chemistry and the requirements necessary for success.

It is essential that you can demonstrate an aptitude for creative thinking and delivering novel solutions for unmet needs.

A keen awareness of recent trends and cutting edge materials technologies would be highly desirable.




West of Cambridge


£33k - £36k

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