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Senior Organic Scientist


Oxfordshire (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 6128


A world leading speciality chemical manufacturing business is currently seeking a Senior Organic Scientist to join its Component technology team in Oxford on a permanent basis. As Senior Organic Scientist, you will play an important role in designing and synthesising next generation materials for the innovation function.

Senior Organic Scientist

  • Lead the scale-up from 10g to 10Kg with support from chemical engineer.
  • Lead safety initiatives to continue to build on the strong safety culture, deliver risk assessments and consistently demonstrate the highest standards of safety and quality.
  • Deliver robust routing scouting to deliver materials in a time efficient manner.
  • Supervise, develop & coach laboratory based chemists.
  • Prepare a variety of materials in an agile and efficient manner.
  • External focal lead for assigned chemical outsourcing.
  • Provide design solutions to a variety of programs to enable lube science teams to prove or disprove the working hypothesis.
  • Communicate progress, challenges and delivery through a variety of communication media.

Senior Organic Scientist

  • Possess a PhD level qualification in Chemistry with a strong focus into Organic Chemistry.
  • Excellent organic chemistry background with strong track record of delivering materials to aggressive timescales within a research & development environment.
  • Strong safety focus including networking, communication, a demonstrated ability to deliver high standard risk assessments, make solid safety recommendations when faced with obstacles and influence changes to work differently based on learnings from near miss reporting.
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual, in groups and as part of cross-functional teams, across multiple cultures, on a wide portfolio of projects to deliver value to the customer.
  • Role: R&D Engineering Manager

Pay Rate: Competitive Salary

Package: 10% Bonus, 25 days holiday, enhanced pensions scheme, medical insurance, subsidised on site canteen, free parking and various company benefits

Job Type: Monday – Friday, Permanent role

Location: Oxford

Job Ref: 6128