We’re hiring – Associate Principal Scientist

October, 2021

As the company continues to grow rapidly, CatSci require additional experienced Associated Principal Scientists to join a dynamic team in our world-class facility in Cardiff.


What will your role look like?

Associated Principal Scientist  will be bringing scientific excellence to the research and development of new processes for our clients, while mentoring and coaching junior members of staff.

Our scientists are delivering practical projects in laboratory as well as chemistry programmes to cost, quality and time demands. Consequently, you will be liaising with clients at technical meetings, and compiling reports to convey results and offer conclusions. Without saying you will be taking personal responsibility for the quality, integrity, communication and delivery of science on your projects.


Who are we?

CatSci Ltd, based in Cardiff, UK, is an innovation partner to the chemical research, development and manufacturing industries, specialising in process research and development for manufacturing drug substance and other high value materials. CatSci Ltd has extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of chemistry from discovery support through to full scale manufacturing and life-cycle management.


What is in it for you?

  • Competitive salary: £36,000 – £43,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Company benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Permanent and temporary opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to prior agreement)
  • The best team to work with (even if it is us saying so!)


What we are looking for:

  • A PhD in chemistry with experience in the industry (+5 for Principal Scientists)
  • Detailed understanding of organic synthesis, scale-up and process chemistry
  • Expertise in the use of practical synthetic chemistry techniques
  • Natural leadership ability is desirable, although previous line management experience is not required.

Passion for science is essential, as well as self-motivation and results-oriented nature. You will be capable of thinking creatively, keen on challenging new experiences and making decisions with integrity to support the business, while fostering a culture of continuous improvement.


*As an equal opportunities employer, we will provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments in order to attend/ perform in the interview, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Do you have what it takes to join us as Associate Principal Scientist? Click here to submit your application. In case of any technical issues, please email us at talent@catsci.com