R&D Chemist (MSc/PhD level) at BioAtlantis, Ireland

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BioAtlantis Ltd. is a biotechnology company, specialising in the development and production of bioactives for the plant, animal, and human markets. The company is recruiting a talented chemist who will work on the extraction, purification and analysis of complex, natural-based products, spanning R&D and QC departments. The position is located in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Roles/duties:

  • Develop extraction and purification procedures for natural products at lab scale.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on raw materials using laboratory analytical technique and experimentation.
  • Make stable and efficient formulations to meet desired specifications and cost objectives in plant bioscience and animal feed area.
  • Conduct stability testing and record results.
  • Conduct literature search, review publications and prepare reports.
  • Manage daily laboratory operations and schedules.
  • Monitor equipment operations, calibrations and maintain cleanliness in the laboratory.
  • Follow industry standards on scientific significance, accuracy, safety and record keeping.

Qualifications & experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in natural products extraction, purification & isolation of active compounds.
  • MSc, or PhD in chemistry, pharmacy, or related discipline.
  • In-depth knowledge of wet chemistry techniques and instrumentational analysis /interpretation is required.
  • Experience in formulation of food ingredients for animal or human health will be an added advantage.
  • Prior experience with proteins, polysaccharides and other natural products is desired.

 Personal attributes:

  • Aptitude for practical chemistry.
  • Precision and accuracy when undertaking analysis.
  • Disciplined, organised and focused, with excellent problem solving skills.

The position is located in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Salary is negotiable. Please send a concise cover letter and clear CV to hr@bioatlantis.com by the 25th February, 2020.

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