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Synthetic Chemist

Ref no. BHN571325
Location Pontypool, Wales
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 Months
Job status Open

Job summary

Synthetic Chemist - 12 month contract - Glascoed, Monmouthshire - £29.75 ph UMB or £22.55 ph PAYE (Inside IR35)

Key skills required for this role

Synthetic Chemist, Research Synthetic Chemist, Organic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis


Synthetic Chemist

Job description

The Role

  • An Energetic Materials Synthetic Chemist is required to support the development of synthetic routes, for current and novel materials, in addition to supporting a wider range of processes when required.
  • The selected candidate will support new technology development projects, for future energetic materials, and support product and process development in small, medium and high volume environments.
  • Working as part of the Engineering and Technology teams, the role will ensure that our products meet exacting quality and performance requirements.

Role Responsibilties:

Your main responsibilities as an Energetic Materials Synthetic Chemist will involve:

  • Providing knowledge to develop synthetic routes to known / novel organic compounds.
  • Collaborating with other Scientists / Engineers to develop routes to scale-up synthetic chemistry processes.
  • Maintaining a synthetic chemistry capability onsite that is fit for the purpose of responding to current and future needs.
  • Ensuring all synthesis activities are carried out safely and in accordance with business processes and in compliance with legislation.
  • Providing support with other non-synthesis processes carried out within the Energetics Team as and when required.

What BAE Systems are looking for, from you:

  • A recognised qualification in Chemistry, to MSc / PhD level. (Masters or equivalent in Synthetic Chemistry or related subject)
  • Specialisms in organic chemistry/synthesis are preferred.
  • Experience in the analysis of a variety of organic compounds using NMR, Mass Spectrometry, FT-IR and HPLC.
  • Experience in working with and maintenance of inert atmosphere synthetic techniques, i.e. Schlenk lines and/or gloveboxes.
  • Experience in working with hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to work to and compile stringent safety documentation.

Security Requirements: CTC

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

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