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£38k - 42k per year + £4,000 Bonus + Package



  • £38,000 - £42,000 basic salary flexible depending on experience
  • Bonus scheme circa £4,000
  • Flexible working hours
  • Stability and long term progression growth opportunities
  • A strong benefits package including company pension, income protection, life assurance, additional days off and wellness time

Location: Haverhill

The Company

They are a developer and manufacturer of chemicals and raw materials for a wide range of applications. They are a great team of like-minded people, providing a friendly, empowering and autonomous culture where you can make the role your own. They are innovative and continuously developing new and exciting products to keep them at the front of the industry. 

The Chemist’s Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all aspects of product and process development and commercialisation, including initial discovery, process optimisation, process transfer documentation and process scale up
  • Carry out experiments and analysis to produce and characterise target materials
  • Conduct experimental programs at scales ranging from 0.1 grams to 5kg
  • Record and analyse all experimental processes
  • When appropriate, contribute ideas for new molecules, solutions and processes to be researched
  • Present details of work at periodic team review meetings, including providing feedback on the work of the other team members and the technical challenges faced

The Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Degree level of Chemistry education
  • 5 years of similar experience
  • Strong competence in a range of organic chemical reactions, ideally some experience of chemical synthesis of silicones
  • Experience of experimental design, identifying potential target molecules and multiple synthesis routes
  • Experience of separation techniques
  • Multi-step and multiple reaction synthetic organic chemistry competence
  • Living commutable to Haverhill, you could live in or near Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Long Melford, Sudbury, Halstead, Bishops Stortford, Saffron Walden, Steeple Bumpstead etc.

Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That’s why our Engineering consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels for engineering and manufacturing companies from Graduates / Trainees to Engineers, Sales, Management and Director Level Search and Selection appointments. Please contact Lloyd Owen at First Recruitment Group to find out more.

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