Battelle UK limited

Residue Analysis Study Director

Full-Time in Chelmsford, GB - Associate - Residue Analysis, Ecotoxicology and Product Chemistry

Battelle UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Battelle Memorial Institute and is comprised of approximately 100 scientists. From our modern state of the art laboratory facilities in Chelmsford, Essex and Havant, Hampshire we offer customers in the agrochemical and associated industries the opportunity to outsource the conduct of studies required to optimise the development of their products.

Battelle is dedicated to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We solve global challenges through contract research, lab management, STEM education, philanthropy and volunteerism.

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As part of our expansion programme an exciting opportunity exists for experienced study directors in our Residue Analysis, Ecotoxicology and Product Chemistry team in Chelmsford, Essex. Our talented and highly regarded team work on multiple studies within programs of work encompassing a range of field residue, method development, method validation and analytical phases of ecotoxicological studies. Working under GLP regulations our study directors plan and develop allocated projects using available resources.

We offer purpose-built state of the art facilities, modern equipment and IT-solutions and the support of an experienced and motivated team of study directors and technical staff. We are committed to providing a progression path for all employees within a flexible, results-orientated workplace.

We would like to hear from you if you have extensive pesticide residue chemistry, or small molecule analytical experience and the ability to train, mentor, develop and manage a team of scientists or technical staff to undertake these studies. You should be qualified to BSc level in Chemistry, Forensic and Analytical Science, Environmental Chemistry or a similar scientific subject, but all candidates with sufficient relevant experience will be considered. Candidates should ideally have experience as a residue chemistry study director or already be in a senior technical role in a related analytical industry (Pharmaceutical, Bioanalysis etc.) and be ready to make the next step up.

Entry level and salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer an attractive package which includes a generous and well managed private pension scheme, private medical insurance and further insurance-related benefits.

Candidates wishing to apply should submit a detailed CV and cover letter.

Battelle Values

  • Unity: We do what’s right for our customers, employees, our communities and Battelle’s future - always with safety and integrity at the forefront of everything that we do.
  • Creativity: We use our diversity and curiosity to rapidly deploy science and technology solutions for the world.
  • Collaboration: We work together and are accountable to each other, taking personal responsibility for our customers’ and Battelle’s success.
  • Excellence: We are defined by a winning spirit. Coaching each other to be at our best and acting with urgency to create a thriving organisation.
  • Appreciation: We value one another and recognise each other’s contributions.