We’re hiring – Process Development Chemist

Nov 12th 2019
We’re hiring – Process Development Chemist

12th November 2019

As the company project portfolio and laboratory complex continue to grow, CatSci requires additional Process Chemists to join their dynamic team in a world-class facility. 

Location: office base in Cardiff, UK

Contract: Full-time, permanent, to start February 2020 onwards

Compensation: £28.5-30.5k, 25 days annual leave, company benefits and annual bonus

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • 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
  • Delivering chemistry programmes to cost, quality and time demands
  • Liaising with clients at technical meetings, and compiling reports to convey results and offer conclusions
  • Commitment to personal development and training, and to sharing of expertise and experience with other members of staff

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 focus on delivery of demanding project objectives
  • Able to think creatively and use initiative in approaching complex chemical challenges
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn; keen for challenging new experiences and scientific accountability
  • Good interpersonal skills which foster collaborative team-working in order to achieve overall goals
  • Good communicator, using written and verbal media; able to advocate and justify own opinion, but equally able to take on board differing opinions and work collaboratively
  • Natural leadership ability is desirable, although formal line management capability is not initially required


To Apply for this Position

Please send your CV to angela.moseley@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: Tuesday 26th November 2019


© CatSci Ltd, 2019

Angela Moseley