🚀 Internship

Chemistry Student Industrial Placement

Johnson Matthey

24d ago

🚀 Placement Program


Rolling basis


  • As the Chemistry Intern, you will work primarily in the laboratory, in close collaboration with colleagues. Your goal will be the development, testing and synthetic industrial application of chemo-catalysts for redox transformations. Your success will contribute to the Life Science Technologies business’ focus on translating the customer’s needs into a technical process. 
  • Life Science Technologies (LST) is a product and service business that develops and optimizes homogeneous, heterogeneous, and enzymic catalysts and catalytic processes for internal and external clients in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and fine chemical industries
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Area of Responsibilities



  • Evaluating homogeneous catalytic reduction processes including small scale catalyst screening, optimisation of reaction conditions and demonstration of the reaction on a laboratory scale
  • Independently preparing and performing analysis (NMR, HPLC, GC) and developing analytical methods with support from the analytical team
  • Ensuring compliance with EHS standards and actively identifying opportunities for continual EHS improvements 
  • Testing technology developed in house or licenced from third parties 
  • Investigating a number of reaction variables to identify acceptable or best conditions for reactions to achieve clear and specific project results
  • Collating results to prepare reports for internal review by line manager
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  • Completed 2 years of a Bachelors or Masters degree in Chemistry where an Industrial Placement year is an essential requirement of the course 
  • Knowledge of the techniques of synthetic organic chemistry and catalytic synthesis
  • An understanding of standard analytical techniques: NMR, GC, HPLC
  • An understanding of Organometallic synthesis
  • Active awareness of safety standards
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
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Education requirements



  • We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 25 days annual leave (varies for shift-based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits programme helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing – for you and your family.
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