Research Chemist

Research Chemist

Job Title: Research Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: 2020-02-14 00:00:00
Reference: V-46083
Contact Name: Matt Alder
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 19, 2020 12:04

Job Description

My Client, a rapidly expanding, award winning Contract Research Organisation, are looking for a number of research Chemists to form a brand new team at Bio City in Nottingham. 

The Role:

To undertake the laboratory-based synthesis, purification and analysis of chemical compounds in order to supply company products to meet customer specifications within a prescribed time frame. 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • To carry out the synthesis, purification and analysis of a range of chemical compounds.
  • To keep a laboratory notebook in a neat and tidy fashion. 


  • To regularly and proactively update his/her Line Manager on the progress of his/her projects.
  • To familiarise himself/herself with appropriate computer based software and search tools to enable literature searching and report writing as required.
  • To have contact with customers or clients and represent the client in a professional manner at all times.
  • To attend to any other incidental and general duties as specified from time to time by his/her Line Managers, which may include the upkeep and maintenance of the laboratories, buildings and equipment.
  • To work with due consideration to the health and safety of oneself and ones colleagues at all times.
  • To attend seminars or conferences on behalf of the company from time to time as requested.
  • To travel to, or work temporarily at, other facilities in the UK from time to time as required.
  • To take a proactive approach to one’s professional development.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:


  • BSc in Chemistry or a related discipline
  • Experience of carrying out laboratory based organic chemistry
  • Experience of running and interpreting NMR, IR and Mass spectrometry samples
  • Experience of using MS Excel
  • Experience of using MS Word
  • Experience of using chemical drawing packages (e.g. Chemdraw)
  • Experience of searching the chemical literature




  • Previous experience of preparing and implementing COSHH safety assessments
  • Previous experience of using chemical structure and reaction search tools
  • Previous experience of report writing
  • Previous experience of working in an industrial chemistry laboratory

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:



  • Ability to work accurately under supervision
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good time management and personal organisational skills
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal communication
  • To be a good completer/finisher – be proactive in seeing tasks through to a successful completion
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, to be able to relate to individuals at all levels
  • The ability to plan ahead and to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Flexibility and a willingness to put in extra hours when required
  • Written and spoken English to a high standard