13 Mar, 2023

Senior Physical/Process Scientist

  • Syngenta Global
  • Jealott's Hill, Warfield, Bracknell, UK
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Job description

Syngenta are now recruiting a Senior Physical Scientist to work within its Process Studies Group at its Jealott’s Hill research site, Bracknell, UK.  This role will provide crystallisation and surface physical science expertise for new and existing processes and products. Using leading edge equipment, you will be part of a diverse, global team carrying out business specific and long-term cross-disciplinary strategic research. The Process Studies Group is a highly collaborative team that applies experimental and modelling techniques to a diverse range of projects working closely with internal and academic colleagues. It also offers excellent development opportunities, such as local and international secondments within the company, to understand the wider business and tailor your career path to your interests.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in at least one modelling technique e.g. process models (gPROMS, CFD etc.), molecular modelling (DFT, MD, DPD etc.), physical property prediction, chemometrics, lab automation. Experience, or understanding, of how it could be applied to the field of crystal, solid state or particle science.
  • Experience in coding (python, C#, matlab etc).
  • Scientific curiosity to learn new techniques, explore new innovations and their application to solve problems in projects.
  • A digitally aware mindset with a track record of quantitative data analysis and/or application of data sciences.
  • Interest in lab operations and working with laboratory scientists.

Desirable but not necessary (will be trained on the job)

  • Experience of building statistical or process models from lab data (e.g. gPROMS or otherwise).
  • Experience of laboratory and analytical skills, particularly related to crystal, solid state, or particle science.
  • Lab automation skills (e.g. programming of lab equipment).
  • Experience or knowledge of the challenges faced in an industrial environment.


Education and Personal Attributes

  • A degree or PhD in a chemistry/physical science discipline or chemical/process engineering .
  • Driven by solving technical challenges with an ability and desire to innovate across process or product design. 
  • With high standards of scientific rigour, you should be creative, self-motivated and well organised.
  • As part of a global network, you should have excellent communication and team-working skills. 

If this role excites you and you believe you have what we need, then we’d love to hear from you, whatever your industrial or academic background.

Additional Information

Syngenta will offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits scheme including bonus, healthcare & generous pension
  • 31.5 days annual holiday
  • Flexible working hours
  • Good development opportunities tailored to individual skills and interests
  • A commitment to innovation
  • Leading edge technology
  • Good onsite facilities including a staff restaurant, a gym and fitness classes
  • Great opportunities for personal and career development
  • Interaction with external researchers and opportunities to represent Syngenta in research networks, collaborations and conferences.
  • Vibrant R&D focused workforce with wide and varied social communities to join
  • Working within multidisciplinary project teams in an exciting and essential role in the business

We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market. https://www.syngenta.com/careers/working-syngenta/diversity-and-inclusion


Company Description

At Syngenta, we are passionate about sustainably feeding the world and providing growers with the best solutions to do this. Syngenta is committed to developing new products and exploring how formulation technologies can deliver benefits to both growers and society. This is an exciting area of R&D requiring high levels of innovation & collaboration.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

Our Jealott’s Hill R&D site hosts a vibrant multi-disciplinary scientific community of around 800 people.  Located between Maidenhead and Bracknell it offers a spacious and green campus environment with comprehensive sports facilities, catering facilities & social clubs. We are proud of our community and how we work together to deliver.

To support our ambitions, following internal development of current staff, we are seeking an energised and motivated physical scientist who is excited by the opportunity to partner with process development and formulation to deliver new products.

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