Research Chemist

Job Category:
Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology / Forensics / Medical Devices
Job Type:
North East
North East England
Salary Description:
Circa £30,000 depending on experience
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Job Ref:

Research Chemist

Based:  North East England

Salary: Circa £30,000 depending on experience

Permanent role

Ref: 20120


Our client is an exciting and highly innovative multinational company headquartered in the UK, developing affordable point of care molecular diagnostic assays and associated technologies.


They seek a multi-talented and resourceful Research Chemist to support the Group commercialisation program. It is an opportunity for candidates with a strong background in materials science and surface chemistry, to provide essential support to a variety of projects leading to the development of the point of care molecular diagnostic assays.


The candidate should have experience in:-


  • Modification of thermoplastics, using physical and chemical surface characterisation techniques as well as a sound understanding of organic chemistry.
  • Surface activation for the modification of thermoplastics
  • Functional group manipulation and conversion on sensitive surfaces
  • Handling of DNA and fluorescently labelled DNA for fluorescence microscopy imaging
  • Ability to follow and produce detailed lab SOPs and work in line with ISO13485 standards


Experience, knowledge and requirements:-


  • A PhD (or equivalent) in chemistry or chemical sciences, related to surface chemistry of thermoplastics
  • Experience of characterisation techniques such as AFM, contact angle, IR and XPS analysis
  • Industrial experience as well as GLP and/or ISO standard experience
  • Previous experience in handling DNA 
  • Knowledge of infectious disease and their diagnosis


Crucial success factors for this position include the ability to work in a fast paced, cross-functional group environment, with a willingness to be involved across a wide area of responsibilities. The ideal candidate should pride themselves in their aptitude for problem solving industry-level challenges with intuitive yet economical solutions.


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Contact Details:
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Tel: 01606 818290
Contact: Andy Cuthbert

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