We’re hiring – Senior Scientist (Catalysis)

October, 2020

15th October 2020

As the company continues to grow and maintains its focus on green chemistry, CatSci require additional experienced technical staff to join a dynamic team in our world-class facility.  We are seeking a scientist to join the process research and development group within CatSci. 

Location: Cardiff, UK

Contract: Permanent/Temporary

Compensation: £30-38k, 25 days annual leave, company benefits and annual bonus

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Applying disciplinary expertise that leads to the incorporation of safe, environmentally sustainable and robust chemocatalytic steps into synthetic routes.
  • Using medium and high throughput experimentation to deliver data rich solutions to customers.
  • Work with senior staff to apply your technical expertise to raise awareness in, and expertise of, catalytic processes.
  • Bringing scientific excellence to the research and development of new processes for our clients.
  • Practical project delivery in the laboratory as project and portfolio demands require.
  • Recommending new science and technology initiatives that improve CatSci’s ability to provide catalysis solutions to clients.
  • Taking personal responsibility for the quality, integrity, communication and delivery of science on your projects, and maintaining strong operational relationships with customers.

Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Have a PhD in chemistry with a technical focus on catalysis and broad knowledge of organic synthesis. Additional industrial or academic experience preferred.
  • Have state of the art knowledge of transition metal catalysis and asymmetric hydrogenation.
  • Knowledge of heterogeneous catalysis, biocatalysis and predictive modelling would be advantageous.
  • Role model a high standard of technical work with ability to simultaneously deliver value to multiple projects.
  • Have well developed skills in using design of experiments, automated laboratory technologies and kinetics to solve demanding problems in catalysis.
  • Have well developed data management and visualisation skills.
  • Have good knowledge of applicable standards and an understanding of HSSE.

Person Specification

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with a clear personal focus on delivering demanding project objectives.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, approaching challenges with a growth mindset.
  • Ability to think creatively and use initiative in approaching complex chemical challenges.
  • Good communicator, using written and verbal media; able to advocate and justify personal opinion. Equally comfortable to assimilate differing opinions and work collaboratively.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn; keen for challenging new experiences and scientific accountability.
  • Works well with others as a team player to ensure collective goals are achieved.
  • Demonstrates a genuine commitment to the time and effort needed to develop oneself and others.
  • Understands customers and uses that insight to provide value.
  • Continuously support a culture of continuous improvement, providing regular feedback that enhances team performance.

To Apply for this Position

Please send a CV to hr@catsci.com with a covering letter outlining why you believe you are qualified for this demanding and exciting role.

Applications will only be considered if received by e-mail.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st November 2020