Process Development Scientist

Process Development Scientist

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Scientific, Pharmaceutical & Chemical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £26,300 pro rata

  • Contact:

    Johnathan Miller

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8968

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    Until end of December 2019

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    As soon as possible

Process Development Scientist
Around £26,000
Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Based in Cheshire
Commutable from Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington, Liverpool, Ellesmere Port

A multinational Chemical company is looking to appoint a Process Development Scientist on a contract basis until the end of December 2019.  The successful candidate will be involved in working alongside the existing development team in a project which involves process improvement and troubleshooting whilst a new source of raw materials is integrated into the existing manufacturing process.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a BSc / MSc / MChem in Chemistry together with either a year in Industry or experience following graduation.  The successful candidate will have an R&D / Process Development type skill base as this is more important than analytical skills which can be trained.

  • Develop new and existing processes for production on site
  • Optimise site manufacturing processes from laboratory to full scale production, in support of the site's
  • requirements.
  • Plan and organise the dual sourcing of key raw materials, working with the Chemicals Buyer on-site..
  • Design and perform laboratory trials to tests alternative raw materials and organise subsequent plant trials in conjunction with the Plant Manager.
  • Provide technical support to the production department as required during plant trials for alternative raw materials, e.g. resolving manufacturing problems, process changes etc.
  • Ensure process documentation is maintained to the appropriate standard as required by the site.
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with the site SHE policy and specific laboratory requirements.
  • Formally record work performed in accordance with site QA systems and issue to the rest of the business.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Degree / Masters in an appropriate science subject. Some laboratory experience (summer placement or a year in industry as a minimum).
  • Knowledge of site processes, planning and organizing – ability to prioritise workload, SHE & QA systems, problem analysis are essential and HPLC & enzyme hydrolysis are desirable,
  • Additionally having good attention to detail, problem solving and the ability to take initiative when needed to drive results forward and suggest new ideas and solutions to key problems.
For more information and to apply please contact Johnathan Miller at Scantec on 0151._ 666._ 8925 and johnathanm (at) scantec. co. uk

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