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RSSL Graduate Scientist - Summer/Autumn 2024 Start

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  • The candidate must be studying towards a science-related degree, have a predicted classification of 2:1 or equivalent, be self-driven and motivated, possess strong analytical and communication skills, be proactive and ready to take on new responsibilities, and have a good working knowledge of MS Office. They should also be naturally inquisitive, passionate about technical excellence, able to work autonomously and within a team, build strong relationships, and be willing to travel if required.
  • The candidate will work independently, managing workloads and ensuring timely provision of accurate results. They will develop expertise in analytical techniques, troubleshoot lab equipment, and provide high-quality customer service. They will also train others, perform method validation, and contribute to specific projects and areas of lab administration.

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As a Graduate Scientist at RSSL, you will be based within one of our cutting-edge laboratories, providing services to our external customers and in some cases, Mondelez. You will have the chance to apply your academic learning in a friendly and intellectually challenging environment. 

A successful Graduate Scientist will be responsible for performing a range of routine and investigative analyses in accordance with quality standards, ensuring that projects are completed effectively and meet the customer’s needs. The type of analyses performed are specific to each of RSSL’s laboratories, who specialise in a wide range of analytical techniques, these include; 

  • Wet Chemistry techniques such as pH, titrations, specific optical rotation, RI and osmolality 
  • Chromatographic techniques such as HPLC, HPLC-MS, GC-MS, GC-FID 
  • Spectroscopic techniques such as AAS, MP-AES, ICP-MS/ICP-OES, FT-IR and UV-spec 
  • Microscopic techniques such as SEM, EDS and XRF 
  • Other assay techniques such as ELISA, PCR and whole genome sequencing 

You’ll also join our Grow Our Own Programme, where we’ll help you thrive in your career through open and honest conversations around your progress, with the support of your manager and a mentor. With a tailored development plan, to help you identify key experiences to support your progression, but the ultimate responsibility for shaping your career path will be yours. 

For our Graduate Scientists, the degree required will depended on the specialism of the area. Generally, we will consider the following degrees - Biochemistry, Biological Science, Chemistry (and related degrees such as Analytical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Forensic Science/Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Natural Sciences, Physics and Materials Science.  

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  • Studying towards a science related degree (details above)
  • Predicted classification 2:1 (or equivalent)
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Naturally inquisitive and passionate about technical excellence
  • Can work with a level of autonomy, as well as within a team
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, communication and presentation abilities
  • Pro-active and ready to take on new responsibilities
  • Able to build strong relationships
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Able to travel (if required)
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Education requirements

2:1 or higher
Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Working in an organised manner within tight deadlines and under minimal supervision
  • Providing high quality customer service at all times
  • Ensuring effective management of assigned workloads, integrity of analytical data generated and timely/accurate provision of results
  • Developing expertise in analytical techniques and scientific understanding and performing basic maintenance and troubleshooting of lab equipment
  • Report writing
  • Providing training in routine activities and methods
  • Proficiency in use of generic and specific software packages required for the role, such as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Q-Pulse.
  • Performing method validation following protocols, and transcription checking for factual data
  • Take responsibility as required for elements of specific projects and/or specific areas of general laboratory/sample administration
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Work type

Full time

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  • In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful international business that offers a competitive salary, 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), contributory pension, life assurance, and a flexible benefits programme. 
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