We’re hiring – Senior Scientist (Process Development)

October, 2020

5th 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, full time

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

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Applying creative and systematic approaches to chemical process development that leads to safe, environmentally sustainable, robust and scalable synthetic routes.
  • Application of digital tools and approaches to deliver fast and efficient process understanding for our clients.
  • Practical project delivery in the laboratory as project and portfolio demands require.
  • Delivering chemistry programmes to cost, quality and time demands.
  • Liaising with clients at technical meetings, and compiling reports to convey results and offer conclusions.
  • 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:

  • A PhD in chemistry in organic chemistry with broad and rigorous understanding of organic synthesis.
  • PhDs in physical and inorganic chemistry may also be considered, depending on the degree of organic synthesis knowledge and the balance of other skills.
  • Relevant industrial experience is an asset but is not essential.
  • Practical expertise in the use of synthetic chemistry techniques.
  • An appreciation of analytical chemistry, physical organic and/or catalysis would be advantageous.
  • Some experience, or a genuine interest, in the development and scale-up of chemical processes to large scale lab and pilot processes.
  • Excellent task management and communication skills, and proficiency in the use of appropriate information technology.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively to solve demanding problems.

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