We’re hiring – Associate Principal Scientist (Catalysis)

Aug 25th 2020
We’re hiring – Associate Principal Scientist (Catalysis)

25th August 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 with expertise in the design, optimisation and scale up of catalytic processes to join the process research and development group within CatSci.

Location: Cardiff, UK

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Compensation: £36-50k, 25 days annual leave, company benefits and annual bonus

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Proposal and identification of efficient and robust synthetic routes for the preparation of APIs
  • Disciplinary scientific leadership in API project leading 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
  • Using your technical expertise to coach and mentor team members in order to raise awareness and expertise of catalytic processes
  • Championing 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 projects, and maintaining strong operational relationships with customers.

Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a PhD in chemistry with at least five experience of industrial process chemistry with a technical focus on catalysis
  • 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 advanced skills in using design of experiments, automated laboratory technologies and kinetics to solve demanding problems in catalysis
  • Have advanced data management and visualisation skills
  • Have good knowledge of applicable standards and an understanding of SHE

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
  • Capable of mentoring and developing team members
  • Good communicator, using written and verbal media; able to advocate and justify personal opinion, but equally able to take on board differing opinions and work collaboratively
  • Confident to make decisions with integrity to support the business
  • Enthusiastic and keen for challenging new experiences and learning.
  • Works well with others as a team player to ensure collective goals are achieved.
  • Demonstrates a clear growth mindset and 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 13th September 2020


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