Process Development Chemist (Graduate with Industry Experience)

Process Development Chemist (Graduate with Industry Experience)

Job Title: Process Development Chemist (Graduate with Industry Experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Borehamwood
Salary: £24,000 - £30,000 plus benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15964 SW
Contact Name: Sue Wood
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 23, 2018 14:29

Job Description

  • Process Development Chemist
  • Borehamwood, Herts
  • £24k - £30k depending on experience
  • Major chemical and petrochemical service organisation
  • Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering ESSENTIAL
  • Research laboratory or similar industrial experience ESSENTIAL
  • Gain experience in leading client-facing projects


SummaryA varied and challenging new position has arisen in Borehamwood, Herts, for a Chemistry / Chemical Engineering graduate who has experience in Process Development gained within either a research laboratory or from an industrial environment (placement). You will join a growing organisation who offer a range of bench and pilot scale automated reactor and calorimetry services to different businesses in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical sectors. If you are looking for variety, accountability and strong opportunities for career progression, working in a client-facing role, apply now! 

The Company
An established, well-respected organisation, involved in the custom supply of services to major global chemical and petrochemical corporations, to develop new chemicals, plastics and medicines. Based in Borehamwood, Herts, the company do not carry out process research themselves, but rather provide their clients with bench and pilot scale automated reactor and calorimeters, for such work. Their systems typically consist of a stirred reactor with all the necessary probes and liquid/gas dosing capability to enable a wide range of processes to be investigated. Their equipment consists of electronics for measuring things such as temperature, pressure and pH plus stirred glass and metal chambers that are heated/cooled for performing the experiments.   

The Role
This is a varied and scientifically engaging role for a Chemistry / Chemical Engineering Graduate working to very strict processes and regulations you will undertake a range of duties in chemistry laboratories and pilot plants, to assemble and test research scale reactors and related equipment for automated process development, before it is shipped to clients worldwide.  Once you have built your experience, opportunities will become available to travel to customers’ sites worldwide, acting as Project Manager for technical projects, as well as conducting training and assisting in equipment installation. Strong communication and client service skills are therefore essential for future progression.  

Skills and Experience
Suitable candidates will need to be a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Graduate, with previous experience gained from a commercial or industrial placement within a research laboratory. You must be able to demonstrate a genuine passion for scientific development, as well as strong client-facing skills and the ability to lead projects, conduct training and assist in equipment / process troubleshooting. You will need to be well organised, confident and a good communicator, willing to travel and capable of handling multiple tasks at the same time. Many projects have tight deadlines, so all staff are required to show flexibility adapting to the needs of the job. 

In addition to a generous salary (£24k - £30k depending on experience), the company offers an annual bonus, 22 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) and an excellent pension (after 1 years’ service).