01224 211211

Principal Chemist - Aberdeen

ref: MDM29501

We are working with our client based in Aberdeen to source a Principal Chemist. This is a permanent role

In this role, they will deliver internal and external customer value through continuous improvement in the following areas:


  • Project Management: design and supervision.
  • Evaluations and Syntheses of new materials.
  • Product Development and Formulation.
  • Product Performance Screening; development of new evaluation techniques.
  • Laboratory testing of scale Inhibitors.
  • Provide continuous improvements to internal and external customers through laboratory technical problem solving, troubleshooting and product application / development support. Conduct all duties and activities professionally to ISO 9001 and 14001 standards.


  • Design, supervise and carry out laboratory work and provide customers with a quality technical response. 
  • Continuously evaluate new raw materials and commercially available products; design and / or synthesize new materials. 
  • Identify raw materials to reduce the environmental impact of the existing product lines.
  • Develop relationships with preferred suppliers and continuously look for new products and suppliers.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of department specific techniques.
  • Identify new state-of-the-art test techniques. 
  • Evaluate new test apparatus or modify existing equipment to improve analyses or develop new types of analyses.
  • Providing direction to the chemists assigned to work on department specific projects may be required.
  • Train other members of the team in areas of product development testing - as and when appropriate.
  • Supply appropriate support to Marketing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and QC/QA.
  • Present all reports in a professional manner and be competent on the computer and software systems available.
  • Be responsible for conforming to the 'Design' procedures and maintaining the necessary paperwork / procedures for ISO compliance.
  • Implement and follow Company safety policy and procedures, in particular Goal Zero


  • BSc Hons and 6+ years or MSc and 3-5 years or PhD and 1-3 years’ laboratory experience
  • Previous experience of molecular synthesis is required.
  • Previous experience of managing research projects – both singly and as part of a team.

Should this position be of interest to you, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this role.

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Mark Mortensen

Mark has extremely well rounded knowledge and experience of the Aberdeen recruitment market as well as the recruitment search landscape. He supports the AAA Operations team who focus on Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Engineering, Supply Chain and Health & Safety resourcing.

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