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Industrial Placement - Chemistry Synthesis

Berkshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

  • Role: Industrial placement 2023- Chemistry Synthesis
  • Start date - July 2023
  • Contract: Graduate work placement - 1 Year
  • Location: Bracknell
  • Salary - Up to £20000 per annum

Company Information

Location of placement

Syngenta, Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire.

Company Description

Syngenta is the leading agrochemical company in the world, with active research into new chemical products, seeds and the application of biotechnology to enhance and protect crops. Jealott's Hill, established in 1927, is a centre of excellence for discovery and bio-performance research and is our largest research site, employing over 800 scientists and support staff. Further information www.syngenta.co.uk

Placement Information

Duration- The placement will start in July 2023 and run until June 2024.

Area of chemistry-Synthetic Organic Chemistry


In Synthetic Chemistry you will work as part of a team to plan routes to, synthesise, purify and characterise biologically relevant compounds using a range of techniques and equipment. During the placement you will learn about how to design compounds with herbicidal activity and interpret the data from biological assays as well as having plenty of opportunity to communicate your work with your team. There is also the option of working towards RSci accreditation during your placement.

Specific requirements of the post

Good knowledge of organic chemistry, practical skills and the ability to work in and interact with a team. A passion for applying chemistry to the life sciences.

Payment and Terms

The salary is £ 20,000 per annum, including a paid holiday entitlement. Assistance in finding suitable accommodation is available. Membership of the recreation club allows access to a range of on-site sports facilities including a fully fitted gym, tennis courts, all-weather pitch and sports fields along with trips to shows and events.

To apply

Please upload your CV and cover letter (in PDF format). In the cover letter please include the following: What attracts you to an industrial placement at Syngenta and how would it benefit you? Describe what you like about practical chemistry and why. Tell us about something you are proud of. The opening and closing dates for applications are 1st September and 7th October 2022 respectively.

Interviews to take place on-site at Jealott's Hill w/c 31st October.

Any questions please email the placement co-ordinators, Katharine Ingram katharine.ingram@syngenta.com and Phil Elves philip.elves@syngenta.com

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J2166586
  • Posted: 21st September 2022
  • Expires: 28th September 2022


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