Life Sciences

Please see a selection of scientific candidates, who are based in and around the following areas, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Pontypool, Crumlin, Blackwood, Abergavenny, Llanelli, Ebbw Vale, Tredegar, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Llantrisant & Neath.

SR13132444                 Laboratory/Quality Manager                                      £42K+
Masters qualified with around 6 and a half years of experience gained post studies and via placement during studies. Holds an MSc in chemical engineering along with a BSc in chemistry (with a year in industry). Currently responsible for all quality and technical activities within a chemical manufacturing environment leading a team of shift-based technicians, ensuring all compliance is met and overseeing improvement projects within the laboratory. Holds certification as an ISO9001:2015 auditor and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. Has excellent numerical and data analysis skills along with a high aptitude in Microsoft EXCEL.

SR10136874                Laboratory Technician                                                  £20K+
Masters qualified laboratory professional with circa 4 years of experience gained within quality and research focused settings. Highly qualified, has recently graduated with an MSc in computing and also holds a BSc in chemistry. Familiar with the use and method development of a range of modern analytical instruments, such as NMR, GC-MS, DSC and IR, proficient in following laboratory protocols including COSHH and MSDS and is highly computer literate and competent in using all the Microsoft Office applications, as well as programming in HTML, CSS, Java and Python. Currently based in Cardiff and is available for an immediate start.

SRKB33938                  Quality Control Analyst                                                £23K+
Quality control analyst with five years’ experience in the highly regulated medical and pharma industries. Gained a BTEC level 3 in electrical and electronic engineering and is degree qualified in the field of sports coaching and performance. Comfortable working to GMP/GCP and has knowledge of quality tools such as RCA, non-conformance and CAPA. Has experience of liaising with suppliers regarding component failures. Based in the Carmarthenshire area but is open to relocation available for an immediate start due to a recent redundancy.

SRJC32220                     Laboratory Analyst/R&D Scientist                               £28K
Recently completed a PhD in catalysis, having previously graduated as a master of research (MRes) in catalysis, a MSc in chemical science and technology and a BSc in chemistry. With over 10 years’ experience as a chemist/laboratory assistant in an interdisciplinary setting, combining academic studies with internships throughout Europe and Asia, this candidate speaks fluent English and Spanish and holds a good working knowledge of ChemDraw, Mestrenova, Microactive, Opus and Gaussian. Also familiar with XRD, TGA, SEM/EDX, Spectroscopy (DRIFT, UV, Raman), GC-FID, HPLC, NMR and XPS. This positive, proactive and organised candidate is available immediately and is seeking a laboratory-based position; ideally within a R&D role.

SRMS33784                 Production / QC Chemist                                                    £25K+
Quality control professional with experience of researching and developing raw materials for product development purposes, designing, implementing and monitoring quality control procedures and liaising with both suppliers and customers as required. Holds city & guilds qualifications in metallurgy but most recent experience has been based around polyurethanes and rubber compounds. Used to coordinating and testing in areas such as hardness, dispersion, rheometry and abrasion. Has knowledge of lean manufacturing and Just In Time methodology and is proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications. Available for an immediate start due to a recent redundancy and is looking for a role situated around the Gwent area.

SRJCBH33701              Graduate Laboratory Analyst                                               £20K
Motivated masters graduate who is an associate of the chartered society of forensic sciences. Holds a 1st in BSc forensic science and an MSc in advanced forensic analysis. Has undertaken research projects linked to DNA recovery and analysis and is experienced with HPLC, ICP-OES, MS, GC and SPME. Displays working knowledge of ISO 17025, ISO 9001 and COSHH; is organised, and has excellent communication skills.

SRMSBH33333             Senior Scientist / Analyst                                                       £30K+
Scientific research professional with around 15 years of laboratory and research and development experience. Has worked for a number of global companies both in the UK and overseas and is currently looking to relocate back to South Wales from the East of England. Holds a BTEC in applied science and experience has been mainly within the pharmaceutical sector specialising in biological methods. Has specialist in vivo skills and is used to being involved in multiple complex projects and undertaking a supervisory / leadership role including allocating of resources and training of new staff when required.

SRMRS30485    PhD Scientist                                                                                           £23K+
Recently completed their PhD in medical and healthcare sciences at Swansea University, having previously completed an MSc in nanomedicine (Merit) and BSc in zoology (2:1). Extensive research-based experience during their PhD studies and has covered topics such as biotechnology, nanomedicine and cell and immunology. Circa 7 years laboratory based experience. Familiar with techniques such as fluorescence absorption and laser diffraction particle analysis. Situated in the Swansea area and available immediately. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRMS55790  Chemistry Graduate                                                     £20K+
Masters graduate holding a First Class MChem in chemistry with around 8 months of industrial experience gained since completing studies. Current role is based within an R&D function undertaking hands-on analysis work and interpreting results to contribute towards a variety of ongoing projects. Familiar with working within ISO9001 and ISo13485 accredited environments and has responsibility for calibration and maintenance of specified equipment. Happy to consider future roles within either an R&D setup or within a quality assurance or quality control environment and would make a good addition to any scientific team.

SRMS57984  Medical Science Graduate                                           £24K+
Graduate holding a 2:1 in medical science with around 9 months of experience within manufacturing environments. Currently in a role which involves the quality control and testing of components for medical devices. Happy to consider roles within either the medical device field or within a more hands-on laboratory environment. Has experience of calibrating laboratory equipment in current role and also uses mechanical measurement tools such as calipers and various gauges. Used to working to ensure compliance with cGMP and GDP as well as FDA and ISO13485 requirements. Keen to find a new opportunity to further develop their skills and experience.

SRJT59030   GC / Laboratory Technician                            £25K+
Gas chromatography/laboratory technician with 3 years post-graduate experience working within the highly regulated defence industry. Well qualified holding a MSc analytical and forensic science and BSc (Hons) 2:1 forensic science with criminology. Extensive chromatography experience including GC and GC-MS, as well as HPLC during university studies. Currently maintaining GC and GC-MS equipment including calibration, column changes and basic hardware maintenance. Previous experience of being involved in a successful lab-transfer project setting up and running a new QC laboratory. Regularly works with hazards such as narcotics and explosives and has a good understanding of the risks and vigorous controls required working in an ISO 9001 accredited environment. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT55770   Chemistry Graduate / Laboratory Analyst     £25K+
MChem (Hons) chemistry graduate with 6+ months industry experience within the pharmaceutical industry working in a fast-paced, GMP laboratory. Experienced with a range of analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC-MS, UV/VIS, I-R spec, and Karl Fisher and by using such techniques performs assays, detection of impurities, dissolutions, water content analysis, viscosity, content of uniformity, and identification. Very good IT skills and is proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as having experience with Java, Matlab, Chemdraw, and Mnova. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRMRS55568  PhD Chemist                                                  £23K
Recent graduate from Cardiff university holding a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis, MSc in catalysis and BSc in chemistry. Covered modules including electrocatalysis, biocatalysis, catalyst design, preparation and evaluation of heterogeneous catalysis, mechanism and ligand design in homogenous catalysis. Circa 4 years’ chromatography experience with HPLC and GC. Holds a Full UK driving licence and looking for roles within a commutable distance of Bridgend. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT51624    Chemist / QA Technician                               £27K+
Graduate chemist with over 2.5 years’ experience within manufacturing (chemicals & defence) working to ISO 9001, ISO 17025, GMP, and GLP standards. Good knowledge of analytical techniques, and has experience using HFC, HPLC, GC, Particle Size, DMA, Raman, IR, AAS, TGA\DSC, and Karl Fischer to test for explosives as well as phenolic resins. Well qualified individual holding a BSc chemistry and MSc catalysis. Proficient in software packages such as Microsoft Office Suite, Chemdraw 13, Webmo and Varian Chemstation LC and GC, Solaar, OPUS Lab, and CAD. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRMRS57901  PhD Chemist                                                 £25K+
Recent graduate holding a MChem in chemistry and recently submitted their PhD chemistry thesis to Cardiff University which focused heavily around the life science sector. Experienced in using various analytical methods, including NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, UV-Vis spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, circular dichroism and MP-AES spectroscopy. Holds a full UK driving licence and now keen to find a role in South Wales within the life science or similar sector. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRMRS56158  PhD Chemist                                                £22K+
Ambitious recent graduate who has just submitted their thesis for their PhD in chemistry at Cardiff University, also holds a BSc in chemistry and MSc in catalysis. Has 4 years experience in a commercial focused role within an engineering company. Has experience presenting technical topics to up to 100 academics and industry professionals. Full UK driving licence and looking for a role within South Wales that focuses on analytical and inorganic chemistry, process development and the material and environmental science areas. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT57714  Technical Advisor / QA (Medical Devices)   £25K
Degree qualified QA professional looking to relocate to the Cardiff area and open to opportunities across South Wales. Current role involves investigating product compliances in the laboratory and liaising with regulatory bodies (MHRA), as well as being an internal auditor for ISO 13485 and ISO 9001. Excellent communications skills having to deal with medical professionals, patients, regulatory bodies, internal departments, and customers on a daily basis. Has a good understanding of risk management, principles of good distribution practice (GDP), falsified medicines, and business impact analysis. The candidate is degree qualified and holds a first-class honours BSc biology. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT57050 Quality Officer (Pharma)  £25K+
Quality Officer with over 4 years quality assurance experience within the pharmaceutical industry, working within phase 1 clinical trials to GXP guidelines. Was responsible for maintaining SOP’s, in-house quality management system, internal document audits, internal systems audits, supplier audits. Customer focused quality officer, and has been responsible for hosting client audits as well MRHA inspections. Very good administrative skills, and proficient in MS Office applications, and also has experience with ERP systems such as SAP. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT56583 Chemist / Quality Technician  £20K+
Degree qualified chemist with over 4 years’ experience within the manufacturing and polymer industry. Current role is focuses on quality control of incoming goods as well as final product, via physical testing, colour testing, and chemical testing. Good admin skills, proficient in MS Office applications, and responsible for producing quality documentation, as well as reports for finished products. The candidate is degree qualified and holds a 2:2 master of science in chemistry. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMRS55718 Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science Graduate £20K+
Recent graduate holding a BSc (Hons) Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science. Modules covered included advanced analytical chemistry, toxicology, physical chemistry and organic chemistry. With five months’ experience as a chemical analyst within the water industry, looking at sample reception, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and microbiology. Familiar with techniques such as GC, GCMS and NMR. Expecting to achieve a 2:1 and is available from May 2017. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMRS55305  Forensic Chemistry Graduate £20K+
Ambitious graduate soon to complete their MSci in Forensic Chemistry. Modules of study include advanced organic chemistry, advanced physical chemistry, advanced analytical chemistry and electron microscopy and x-ray analysis. Has six weeks’ lab experience in industry evaluating sample preparation techniques for hair analysis for the determination of drugs of abuse. Familiar with various techniques including GC-MS, IR spectroscopy, NMR, LC-MS and HPLC from their studies. Expecting to achieve a distinction and is available from May 2017. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS52715  Pharmaceutical Science Graduate   £19K+
Pharmaceutical Science alumni due to complete their MSci studies shortly and predicted a 2:1 classification. 6 weeks of hands on laboratory experience gained from a placement with a well renowned pharmaceutical company which focused on the investigation of issues with Karl Fischer instrumentation. Holds a PRINCE2 foundation certificate gained from studies and has become familiar with analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC-MS and NMR amongst others. Currently based around the Swansea area having studied in the University of South Wales and happy to relocate within South Wales in order to find a suitable role and kick start their career…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRDK50086 Microbiologist  £20K+
Ambitious microbiologist with a degree in biology and 13 months’ work experience as a microbiology lab technician within the food sector. Experience in carrying out a wide range of microbiological testing including end product testing, monitoring shelf life trials of new & existing products, water & sanitizer analysis, monitoring swab tests, and preparing relevant microbiological media. A well rounded individual with a good mix of skills looking to further their skills and experience…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS49441 – Chemistry Graduate (PhD qualified) – £25K+
Graduate holding a 1st class MChem in chemistry which included a year in industry who has recently completed a PhD in inorganic chemistry with a focus on developing and assessing the feasibility of metal complexes. Experienced with a range of analytical techniques including NMR, IS, MS and UV-Vis along with formulation techniques. Year in industry spent working with a chemical manufacturing organisation developing products for the agricultural industry with work involving the preparation and trials of chemicals within a GLP focused environment. Keen to kick-start career within a scientific role within South East Wales or the South West of England.


SRMS49719 – Chemistry Graduate – £18K+
Recent masters graduate having completed a MSc in advanced analytical and forensic science (on a part time basis while working within a retail role) as well as holding a first class degree in forensic chemistry. Modules covered included analytical toxicology, analytical techniques within forensic science, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and Inorganic chemistry. Familiar with a range of techniques such as GC-MS ICP, HPLC and NMR. Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications and is very keen to find a role to utilise his studies within a relevant environment.


42602 – Technical & NPD Specialist (Food Sector) – £22K
Food science and technology graduate with 2 years work based experience as a technical and new product development manager within the food manufacturing sector. Skills include technical compliance to BRC 6 standards including the management of due diligence staff and customer communication, conducting and managing internal BRC audits, completion of all relevant paperwork and updating all records. The candidate has also gained experience of new product development including working very closely with customers, creating specifications and delivering several new products which are now available in major supermarkets. Currently looking for a role within a 25 mile radius of the Cardiff area as their current role is an extensive daily commute.


44674 – Forensic Chemistry Graduate – £16K
Forensic chemistry graduate looking for an opportunity to further their skills and experience within a working environment. Modules completed include physical, organic, analytical and inorganic chemistry and were studied alongside forensic based modules such as toxicology, electron microscopy & x-ray microanalysis. The candidate has also used specialist software on a regular basis to capture and analyse numerical data and is very proficient in the usage of UV-Vis, IR & NMR spectroscopies, TLC, flash chromatography, and other standard techniques. They have also received training into molecular modelling, UPLC and SEM. The degree is recognised by both the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and The Forensic Science Society (FSS) and the candidate has been an active affiliate of the RSC for 3 years.


36453 – QC Analyst – £24K
Experienced QC analyst with a BSc in biomedical sciences and over 20 years work based experience within the pharmaceutical sector. Extensive experience of analytical chemistry including knowledge of HPLC, LC-MS, RIA, ELSIA and working to GLP and MHRA regulations. Additional experience includes documentation and maintenance of instrumentation, preparation of test reports, investigatingand resolving customer complaints, and writing SOP’s and analytical methods.


41569 – QA Manager (Scientific) – £28K
QA manager with a degree in marine biology and over 18 years experience working in accredited laboratories. Skills and experience include extensive knowledge of ISO17025, trained auditor to ISO17025 – ISO9001 and ISO14001, high level of awareness regarding health and safety including the development of a H&S management system to ensure compliance to all relevant legislation as well as building towards ISO18001 certification, knowledge of lean tools including process mapping – value stream mapping – route cause analysis and Ishikawa, strong communication skills, developed throughout their career. The candidate is currently looking for a new position due to site closure and redundancy.


32153 – Laboratory Analyst – £22K
Hard working laboratory analyst with a degree in forensic science and experience gained within the forensic sector. Experience includes troubleshooting and calibrating GC-MS, processing chromatographic results, preparing of samples for analysis ensuring correct methods and processes are followed for quality control purposes. A highly adaptable and dependable individual currently looking to develop their skills and experience within a progressive environment.


26661 – Senior Laboratory Technician – £25K
Experienced Laboratory professional with a first class honours degree in Applied Chemical Sciences and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Strong Analytical laboratory skills with experience of using a wide range of Bench and Instrumental tests such a Titrimetry, Gravimetry, AAS, UV-vis, GC, FTIR and MSP. Strong problem solver with vast experience of calibration and maintenance of a variety of scientific equipment who is used to managing large workloads in pressurised environments. The candidate also possesses knowledge of UKAS and BSI Quality Management Systems.


42203 – Chemistry Graduate – £20K
Recent MChem Chemistry Graduate holding a 2:1 keen to relocate from the North of England to the South Wales area. They have gained a wide variety of Laboratory skills and Analytical experience from their degree such as HPLC, GC and LC-MS as well as having experience of working with very small samples with great accuracy. Used to working within teams with well developed report writing skills and excellent communication skills. The candidate is keen to find a role which will offer them variety and challenges and is also fully proficient in all Microsoft Office programs.


38255 – Science Graduate – £18K
Dedicated and enthusiastic Chemistry with Forensic Science graduate obtaining a 1st class honours and winning an outstanding achievement award for their performance within their degree. Modules completed include :- Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Law, Molecular Spectroscopy, Analysis, Bio-analytical and Kinetics, Advance Analytical, Advanced Inorganic and Forensic Science, Advanced Structural Determination, Advanced Forensic Science, Green Chemistry and Cancer Chemistry. The Candidate is highly ambitious and is looking to further their experience in a fast paced and challenging environment.


38233 – Chemistry Graduate – £18K

Extremely Motivated recent Chemistry Graduate with experience in the use of a variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation including: IPC-OES (Inductively Charged Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer), HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography), UPLC (Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography), NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), IR (Infa-Red), MS (Mass Spectrometer) and GCMS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer). An extremely ambitious individual with the drive to become a real asset to any potential employer.


36047 – Food Science & Technology Graduate – £17K
Food Science & Technology Graduate who is graduating shortly with a 1st class honours degree. Modules undertaken as part of their studies include Applied Quality Management, Quality Management Systems, Analysis and Examination of Food and how it relates to shelf life & spoilage and Baking Technology.Their research project was on the “Function of Phospholipase A2 in cake manufacture” and they are also an associate member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Looking to undertake an entry level position within the food and beverage production industry and ideally would like to find a role within the Technical or Quality Assurance parts of the business. Candidate would also consider similar roles within the Pharmaceutical industry.


15406 – QA Lab Technician – £19K

Highly skilled Laboratory Technician with a degree in Science in Health Exercise and Sport and extensive experience gained in the Chemical sector. Experience of working in both an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratory with extensive internal Quality Auditing experience. Fully conversant in carrying out a wide range of Quality checks and reporting results directly to customers. In addition the candidate is extremely comfortable in training new staff and writing and modifying Standard Operating Procedures.


36453 – Analytical Scientist – £22K

Experienced analytical scientist with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and 20 years experience of working within a busy laboratory environment.Experience in a wide range of analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, LC-MS, Radioimmunoassays, Scintillation & Gamma Counters. Additional experience includes: Method Development, Analytical Development, SOP Writing and Sample preparation.A hard working and conscientious individual who takes pride in everything they do.


29728 – Laboratory Analyst – £18K+

Ambitious and focused laboratory analyst with around 2 years hands on lab experience gained since graduating with a 1st in Forensic Science.Experienced in use of Headpsace GC-TCD, GC-FID, GC/MS, and LC-MS/MS. Candidate is familiar with and has used ChemStation, TotalChrom, TurboMass and NIST. Modules covered in university included Advanced Analytical Chemistry; Spectroscopy; Organic Chemistry; Cell & Molecular Biology; Toxicology; Molecular Human Genetics; Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis and DNA Profiling Analysis and Interpretation


36428 – Forensic Science Graduate – £15K+

Confident Forensic science graduate currently completing their MPhil in Chemistry with 2 years work based experience in a laboratory environment. Experience includes: The use of several wet chemistry and analytical techniques/methods including GC-MS, LC-MS, Solvent Extraction, SEM, XRD and IR. In addition the candidate is also fully aware of the requirements of SOP, COSHH and risk assessments for a laboratory environment.


27544 – Senior Laboratory Analyst – £22K

Experienced and extremely motivated Senior Lab Analyst/Technician with a BTEC National Diploma in Science and a HND in Applied Biology. Extensive Chromatography experience including: GC, HPLC, AA and FTIR both in usage and calibration. A skilled and technically knowledgeable professional with vast experience of method development and writing standard operating procedures. Varied background with experience gained within the Environmental, Food and Packaging industries respectively.


30027 – Development Scientist – £24K+

Enthusiastic and ambitious Development Scientist with a Forensic Science degree and experience gained within the Pharmaceutical sector. Experience includes: Performing, developing and validating analytical procedures using GC, HPLC, dissolution, light absorption Spectrometry and various other laboratory techniques. Good problem solving skills including troubleshooting and maintaining HPLC systems and other apparatus within the Laboratory.


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