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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cranleigh Scientific

    Cranleigh Scientific is an independent consultancy supplying all levels of staff to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics, toiletries, chemicals, food & drink, polymers, materials, environmental, waste and renewable energy industries across the UK.
    Coverage All UK
    • York House, Tylers Court, Rowland Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8SS
  • Invictus Recruitment Consultancy Ltd

    As a market specialist, we are in the unique position of being able to deliver innovative recruitment solutions into every area of Biotechnology Industry. Our dedicated consultants' have the knowledge and expertise, which enables them to gain the trust and confidence of candidates and clients.Whether you are looking to recruit, or discuss your own career options, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you will deliver a tailored service.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Second Floor, 59 Church Road, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, BN3 2BD
  • Vector Recruitment Limited

    We are a focussed, innovative team of experienced consultants, specialising in the high technology market. We don't dilute our efforts by working in other sectors and all of us have an engineering or science background. We understand our market and the careers it can offer bright, ambitious people.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • The Innovation Centre, University Way, Cranfield Technology Park, Bedfordshire, Cranfield, MK43 0BT
  • Brightwork Ltd

    With one of Scotlandís largest and most experienced recruitment teams, Brightwork have been able to supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SMEís to major multi-national Blue Chips.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
    • 20 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 7BD
  • Options Recruitment (Scotland) Ltd

    Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
    Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
    • Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
  • Flexible Solutionz Limited

    Flexible Solutionz have been helping recruit Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical professionals for many years. We have a proven track record of success across this discipline. We are able to provide testimonials & references on request. We offer excellent rates & rebate schemes to protect your investment.
    Coverage North West England
    • Springfield House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BG
    • The Offices, 53 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

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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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£40k
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£41k
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£42k
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