Formulation Scientist/Technologist (KTP Associate)

University of the West of Scotland in partnership with Odour & Dust Solutons Limited
Location: Stewarton, Ayrshire
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum, plus £4,000 personal development budget
Closing Date: 9th December 2018

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Salary Up to £30,000 per annum, plus £4,000 personal development budget
(A higher salary will be considered for candidates with a PhD)

Fixed Term 24 Months

An exciting opportunity for a Formulation Scientist/Technologist has become available to work full time on a 24 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The aim of the project is to develop novel natural product bio stimulant formulations for application in environmental odour, dust suppression and waste treatment sector at Odour and Dust Solutions Ltd, a small successful family business based in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to register free of charge for a Higher Degree (Masters or Ph.D.), receive training in Chartered Management Institute (level 5), work with senior company management to realise benefits to the business and apply their degree and lead their own project in a business environment.

Odour & Dust Solutions Ltd (ODS) provides odour control and dust control solutions throughout the UK. Odour and Dust Control products are used in a number of sectors including the recycling, landfill, composting, waste water treatment, quarrying and demolition industries where they have operated for over 10 years.

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About KTP:

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK.  It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position.  Please visit: or contact Stuart McKay (

The successful candidate must possess:

Minimum of 2:1 or equivalent BSc/BEng in Chemical/Biochemical Sciences and a relevant MSc in Chemical/ Biochemical Science and/or equivalent research and development experience.

Application requirements:

Knowledge and/or experience is required in some of the following:

  • Experienced in chemical analysis and formulation with some experience in natural product isolation and willingness to explore aspects of microbial research
  • Industry experience or product development with industry

Essential skills we require as a minimum:

  • Expected to have good chemical/biochemical science knowledge and understanding
  • Skilled in analytical chemistry techniques such as HPLC, NMR, GCMS and LCMS
  • Numerical understanding of experimental design, process properties and data significance, ability to understand and process data; apply process models and interpretation.
  • Well-developed project management and research organisational skills
  • Skilled in analytical chemistry techniques such as HPLC, NMR, GCMS, and LCMS
  • Experience of the extraction and analysis of volatile organic compounds and the ability to design experimental protocols is desirable

If you have questions about this vacancy contact: Dr Mohammed Yaseen or Dr Mostafa Rateb

Further information, including details of how to apply is available at

Closing date: Sunday 9th December 2018

Interviews to be held: Thursday 17th January 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520

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