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Process and Analytical Chemist (KTP Associate)

Research, Enterprise & Social Partnerships

Location:  KTP: Other
Salary:  £26,000 to £32,000 per annum
Based in Littlehampton
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 November 2017
Interview Date:  Wednesday 06 December 2017
Reference:  EG4035-17-446

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Chemistry/Chemical Engineering graduate (or related discipline involving Chemistry) to lead an impactful commercial project with Medisort Ltd to develop waste treatment and material recovery processes to facilitate the development of novel products from bulk offensive waste. This will involve embedding analytical chemistry expertise, and incorporating microbiology and biomaterials expertise. This position is a 3 year fixed term contract, with a £6k dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development.

You will have a minimum of a 2:1 BSc Hons in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (or a related discipline such as Materials Science or Process Technology), along with a Masters degree. Candidates who can demonstrate that experience substitutes for a Masters will be considered.

Medisort collects, processes and disposes of healthcare waste in the Southeast of England, including single use instruments, sharps, medicinal waste and absorbent hygiene products from a range of customers. Medisort aim to deliver a bespoke service to all customers which maximises segregation, ensures full compliance, delivers cost reductions and reduces environmental impact. Find out more by visiting:

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A strong grounding in physical chemistry and materials science.
  • Knowledge/experience of a range of analysis methods.
  • Work experience, student placement or degree project work.
  • Some knowledge of principles and practices of microbiology is desirable.
  • A commercial aptitude and the ability to understand the needs of internal and external customers and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • An ambition and ability to take ownership of a challenging and impactful technical project.
  • Have a methodical and considered approach to project planning and management.
  • Have the aptitude to apply technologies developed through research to a commercial scenario.

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme funded by Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. Please visit:

If you have questions please contact us:T: 01273 642424 E:

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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