5 inspiring graduate and postgraduate chemistry roles

Posted on 21 December 2021

​Chemistry and related field graduates and postgraduates have some of the best and most financially rewarding career opportunities of any scientific discipline. The following roles are ideal for anyone who has just graduated or is within the first three years of their career. For even more graduate and postgraduate positions don’t forget to visit our website: merrittrecruitment.com.


1.    Chemistry Graduate - Regulatory


Regulatory roles are fast becoming some of the most important positions in any chemical business, with both remuneration and opportunities for career progression rapidly increasing. This latest role will allow you to get in on the ground level. With a starting salary of between £20,000 and £25,000, the only way is up in this incredibly rewarding career. With full training and mentoring available, the chosen candidate will soon become a regulatory expert. Click the link to find out more and apply.


2.    Digital Content Writer


A passion for writing and a strong eye for design are some of the key requirements of this content role. Working closely with the digital marketing manager, the chosen candidate will create engaging content for use on social media platforms, in the media and across digital channels. Some chemical and polymer technical knowledge and a genuine interest in advancing science and chemistry would also be beneficial. Ideal for a recent graduate or someone within the first two years of their career, click here to find out more.


3.    Analytical Scientist - Surface Characterisation


This postdoctoral role requires a strong understanding and experience of surface characterisation. Part of an international team, the chosen candidate will become a leading expert on characterising instrumentation and techniques. Key features of the role include management of the characterisation demonstration laboratory and attendance and participation at conferences and exhibitions around the world. An ideal position for anyone looking to make their mark in the world of chemistry. Find out more and apply here.


4.    Sales Assistant – Chemicals


This entry-level role involves working directly with regional sales managers and the global sales director, providing plenty of room for growth. Tasked with developing relationships with existing and new customers the chosen candidate will be able to quickly develop an invaluable network of industry contacts. A competitive salary, discretionary bonus, pension, private healthcare, and 25 days holiday are all on offer for the right person. Find out more here.


5.    Sales Engineer - Instrumentation for Materials Characterisation


The second of our characterisation roles. An exciting and highly successful instrumentation manufacturer is on the lookout for a scientific problem solver with experience in rheology, particle analysis or laboratory instrumentation. The chosen candidate will enjoy working closely with scientists to help solve some of the industry’s toughest challenges. A highly competitive salary, company car and bonus are on offer for the right applicant, with a degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, life science or related discipline and good communication skills two of the key requirements. Find out more here.


We always have plenty of graduate and postgraduate roles to choose from, so don’t forget to regularly check back and see all the top chemistry vacancies at the Merritt Recruitment website.


Dr Laura Merritt is an experienced recruiter and qualified chemist. Her PhD specialised in UV curing, photochemistry and polymer chemistry. Dr Merritt is the founder of Merritt Recruitment, a council member of the Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association, secretary of the Royal Society of Chemistry - Coatings Group and managing director of Surfex.

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