Chemistry Students: Year in Industry with Syngenta

Exciting opportunity for Chemistry students on a Year in Industry

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Are you studying Chemistry with a Year in Industry at the School of Physical Sciences? We are delighted to share a fantastic opportunity for our students to apply for an industrial placement with Syngenta in July 2020 to June 2021.

About Syngenta

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 International Research Centre based in Bracknell, Berkshire, 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 can be found at

Responsibilities and Requirements

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. Requires good knowledge of organic chemistry, practical skills and the ability to work in and interact with a team. Ideal for those with a passion for applying chemistry to the life sciences.

Payments and Terms

The salary is £ 18,500 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 visit: to upload your CV and covering letter. 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 closing date for applications is 11th October 2019.

If you have any questions, please email the placement co-ordinator: Liz Jones –