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Application Scientist – Spectroscopy, Chemometrics – BSc, MSc, PhD

Recruitment Revolution
Negotiable Salary Package DOE
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13 Dec 2021

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Excellent opportunity for a Data Scientist to join a growing technology company that helps chemical & manufacturing companies improve their processes through the use of our patented IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer.

Are you a computer / physical science graduate? Maybe you’ve just finished your PhD? Or you may be already working as a Data Scientist and looking to boost your career? If you answered yes, we’d love to talk…

Role Info:

Data Scientist – Spectroscopy
Didcot OX11 with some Remote Flexibility
Negotiable Salary Package DOE

Who we are:

We are a growing technology company that helps chemical & manufacturing companies improve their processes through the use of our patented IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer.

The Data Scientist Role:

Due to increasing customer demand, we are hiring a Data Scientist to support the calibration work for our spectrometers.

Reporting to the Product & Applications Manager, this role will support the Sales team by working with customers, their processes, their samples and their data, to demonstrate the potential of our innovative IRmadillo process FTIR to help them control and optimise their production processes.

We work as a team in a dynamic and agile environment. We are a UK-based company, spun out of the STFC at the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire. We have developed and sold the IRmadillo spectrometer to a range of manufacturing industries including Chemicals (bulk, specialty & fine), Pulp & Paper, Fats & Oils, Biorenewables, Biofuels, Industrial Biotechnology, and Metals, Mining & Minerals.

Role & Responsibilities:

+ Developing chemometric models that demonstrate the capability of the IRmadillo in each application
+ Performing lab spectroscopic analysis of customer samples to develop model-ready data sets
+ Working with customers to understand and use those models and to trouble-shoot any issues that arise during their operation
+ Supporting Sales in customer conversations to understand their chemistry and explain the spectroscopy
+ Supporting customers in how to connect their spectrometers to their plant control systems and trouble-shooting the same
+ Supporting application development

Required Attributes:

+ Degree in relevant subject (i.e., computer science, maths, chemistry, physics)
+ Appropriate, tangible experience of multivariate analysis and chemometrics such as partial least squares regression (PLS), principal component analysis (PCA) and support vector regression (SVR)
+ A willingness to get involved in whatever is needed at the time

Desirable Attributes:

+ Experience with computer science and related disciplines
+ Experience with DCS, SCADA and PLC systems
+ Experience with Python programming language
+ Understanding of process Chemical and Biotech industries
+ Experience of presenting complex, scientific information to a lay audience

Other Information:

This position is based at our Headquarters on the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, England. Some international travel will be required for customer visits.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Data Scientist, Computer Science, Graduate, PhD, Biotechnology

Application notice… We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise have also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit

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