Chemist recruitment agency listing

Working in drug discovery, chemists research the reasons why diseases develop and help to create new treatments.

The majority of chemists are graduates. In addition to possessing a relevant degree, a postgraduate qualification and relevant work experience are likely to be required for some jobs. To study for a degree in chemistry, at least two A levels in scientific subjects are required, as well as good GCSE passes in English and maths. Once in employment, chemists often receive on-the-job training to learn about new laboratory techniques.

Chemists must possess an enquiring mind, an ability to think logically, good problem solving skills, an awareness of health and safety, and an ability to work methodically.

In industry, the majority of trained chemists are employed in research and development. Chemist jobs are also available in the public sector, where employers include educational institutions and government research establishments. In the NHS, chemists are employed in hospitals, the Public Analytical Laboratory Service, and the Health Protection Agency. Vacancies tend to be advertised by employers, in the press and through recruitment agencies.

Starting salaries for chemists are in the region of £20,000 a year. Experienced chemists may go on to become staff supervisors and team leaders. Career prospects and salaries are likely to be improved by studying for a higher qualification, such as a PhD in an area related to chemistry.

 
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  • Scintillant Life Sciences

    With falling numbers of newly developed and approved drugs and the relentlessly rising R&D costs, the placement of innovative and success driven scientists for posts in Drug Discovery is a critical necessity for all Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies. This sector has been selected by Scintillant as a key target for candidate placement.
    Coverage UK & Europe
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    • LinkPoint Resources, 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB
    • Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, Greater London, EC1V 4PY
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6EZ
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
    • LinkPoint, CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • CK Associates Limited

    The CK Science Division of CK Associates Limited has over 20 years experience supplying specialist permanent and contract staff to the biotechnology industry in the UK and Europe. We cover bioprocess technology and development, fermentation science, genetic manipulation and engineering, protein engineering, downstream processing, cell culture, production and quality assurance.
    Coverage Throughout the UK and Europe
    • Brunswick House, The Bridge Business Centre, Beresford Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9FG
    • 9 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3BG
    • Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
  • Atom Recruitment Ltd.

    We focus exclusively in niche sectors offering a complete service dedicated to the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Life Science, Personal Care / Cosmetic and Food Industries. Excelling in our market knowledge and expertise; our goal is to provide you with a continuous professional and personal service.
    Coverage National - All UK
    • The Cleaning Centre, Bath Road, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3QR
  • Network Scientific Ltd.

    The fresh approach to scientific recruitment. If you operate in the scientific industries and are seeking the perfect candidate for a role, Network Scientific should be your first point of call. Our consultants are all degree qualified in scientific disciplines and have years of industry experience, from the workbench to management. This first hand knowledge enables us to not only meet but exceed your recruitment needs.
    Coverage United Kingdom, Ireland and Mainland Europe
    • Evans Business Centre, Hartwith Way, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 2XA
  • ProClinical

    ProClinical assist experienced life-sciences professionals with finding permanent and contract jobs at pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and clinical research organisations, including leading global brands and smaller emerging companies.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Asia Pacific
    • 28 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4RP
  • Electus Recruitment Solutions

    Electus Recruitment Solutions is an independent specialist recruitment agency operating in the aerospace, defence, energy and infrastructure sectors. Our teams of talent delivery consultants are divided into niche specialisms to provide our employers and candidates with expert knowledge and an effortless marrying of skills and requirement.
    Coverage UK Wide, Europe, Australia, Canada
    • Richmond House, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ
  • McBarron Wood Recruitment Specialists

    McBarron Wood International's Biotechnology functional practice is based in Oxford. Headed by a senior consultant with more than a decade of experience in working with University spin offs and established businesses, you know you are in safe hands when recruiting for your next hire in this highly demanding arena.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB

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Chemist Salary Rates
Low Pay:£32,175
Medium Pay:£40,950
High Pay:£50,700
6 Month Change:Up 1.5%
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