Research and Development Process Scientist

  • High Wycombe, UK
  • £22,000 - £33,000 per annum
  • Permanent

Are you a Research and Development Process Scientist looking for a new opportunity within the Highways sector?

Then you need to keep reading as this might be the right fit for you!!

We are recruiting for a leading Water Treatment Company looking to add a Research and Development Process Scientist to their team!

Job Title - Research and Development Process Scientist

Area/Location - High Wycombe

Type of Job - Permanent

Start Date - As Soon As Possible

Salary - £33 000

Job Description

Where will I be working?

You will be based at our office and laboratories in Lane End, near High Wycombe.

What will I be doing?

ELGA designs and builds small-scale water purification systems for applications such as molecular biology, pharmaceutical research, trace analysis, clinical assays and sterilisation. This role will be working within the R&D process team on new water purification technologies and products on the laboratory scale. The work will primarily involve operating laboratory-scale test rigs, featuring new technologies, prototypes and finished products. Performance/stability monitoring, sample collection, chemical/microbiological analytical test work and preparing test reports are primary activities.

  • Operation of test equipment associated with new products and processes

  • Carry out pilot rig and finished product testwork and associated tasks.

    • Involvement in the process design and testing of new products
    • Collaborating in setting design/objectives of testwork, with time-scales
    • Completion of practical work, data logging/processing.
    • Accurate recording of experimental results, report writing and outcome presentation.
    • Innovate, identifying, learning about & sourcing, technologies and components to create successful new processes.
    • Running test programmes for new products/technologies.

  • Project Support

    • Acquire a detailed familiarity with the technologies used in water purification and with the ELGA range of products. Provide support to other team members.

  • Analytical Testwork

  • To participate in ensuring that an efficient analytical service is provided by the department

    • Maintaining a good working knowledge of the appropriate analytical techniques.
    • Operation of analytical equipment (such as ICP-MS and HPLC) to support project work
    • Maintaining and developing Work Instructions for analytical methods and equipment.
    • Carrying out maintenance, monitoring and calibration of laboratory equipment.
    • Liaising with third-party laboratories to outsource analysis as required

  • Other features of the job that require emphasis;

    • A high degree of flexibility to enable us to react to changing priorities.
    • Working in the R&D Department, information security and confidentiality are essential.
    • High standards are required with regard to practical work; tidiness, cleanliness and safety are of paramount importance
    • A willingness to learn chemistry, microbiology and chemical engineering in order to integrate well in our multidisciplinary team.
    • After an initial period of training on products, technologies and lab procedures, the candidate will be assigned ownership of some projects and related testwork.


    • A degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or similar technical qualification
    • Experience of working in a laboratory environment with a team of scientists/engineers for a minimum of one year after graduation.
    • Practical knowledge of lab procedures and techniques, and analytical chemistry (beyond that gained at University).
    • Strength in mathematics, to manipulate & analyse sets of numerical data is essential.
    • Good communication skills, both verbal & written, with the confidence to document and present test results and project outcomes.
    • Attention to detail and ability to critique work of self and others (peer review) to maintain the high standards of work delivered by the department.
    • A natural problem solver, using your own initiative to find solutions, as part of a team.
    • Willingness and the ability to explore new ideas, with a desire to learn and develop
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise, working to deadlines
    • Good practical skills and a hands on approach is essential.
    • Having a practical hobby which can be illustrated at interview will be advantageous.

    Please Note - applicants who are asked for interview will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills via a series of aptitude tasks. The outcomes of these will have a major bearing on our choice of successful candidate.

    What's in it for you - Benefits of working at the company

    • Competitive salary
    • 25 days holiday plus 8 public holidays
    • Life Assurance
    • Pension Scheme

    And also..... Private Medical Insurance, Group Income Protection, Dental Insurance, Cycle to work scheme, Travel Insurance, Health Screening, Shopping discounts and much more.

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    • you feel this Company matches what you are looking for in a new career venture
    • would like a more detailed Job Description or would like to discuss the opportunity on the Research and Development Process Scientist

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