Graduate Chemist or Biochemist Position – Fixed Term Contract

Pennotec, a small environmental biotechnology company based in Gwynedd, North Wales, is seeking to appoint a graduate Research Scientist with practical skills and experience in the fields of chemistry or biochemistry. This is a new R&D position, which will involve working with large enterprises and local business to help build the Circular Economy through the creation through the creation of new markets for their by-product streams.


This full-time position will have some project management responsibilities and will involve the development of practical methods for the preparation of environmentally sustainable materials, their chemical and physical analysis, and the preparation of written reports. The role will require independent travel between collaborating research organisations and customer sites. A clean driving license is therefore essential. The position will be available from October 2017 and is for a fixed term of 9 months. After completion of this fixed term appointment, the successful applicant may be considered for a permanent position.


Applicants should have a 2:2 degree or above in chemistry or biochemistry or a related discipline and should be an enthusiastic, versatile and resourceful self-starter with experience of organising practical laboratory investigations. Pennotec is offering an opportunity to gain research and project management experience in a fast-paced, market-focused business environment.


Applicants can find out more about Pennotec and its projects at Potential applicants can contact Pennotec for further details about this position and apply by cv accompanied by a cover letter via The closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th October 2017.