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Chemistry Student Industrial Placement

🚀 Placement Program


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  • You must have completed 2 years of a Chemistry degree, knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry, catalytic synthesis, standard analytical techniques, and safety standards. Excellent communication skills are essential.
  • You will be evaluating and optimizing catalytic reduction processes, performing analysis, ensuring EHS compliance, testing technology, and preparing reports for internal review.

Placement Program



  • 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. 


  • 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

Education requirements

Third Year
Final Year

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


Work type

Full time

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