Available for exploratory interviews.
Company classification: Research and Development Industry in: Wholesale | Retail Wholesale | Retail - Including general hardware | tools Highest formal qualification and other: PHD Discipline: Chemistry Years of experience range: c. 3 to 5 years (c. 3 to 5 years management) Annual package range: South African Rand - ZAR Annual package range: 151 000 - 250 000, per annum Nationality: South African Home and other languages: Afrikaans, English Gender: Male Ethnicity: Indian Candidate location: South Africa Location preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.
Online Interview Questionnaire
Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
To achieve my primary purpose, a cohesive operation is crucial. Effective R&D must innovate in product development, while a strong sales and marketing strategy secures clients. Sound financial management and grant applications ensure resources for growth. Business development, operations and quality control are essential for sustainable operations. Leadership, compliance and industry engagement contribute to long-term success, all while fostering an innovative culture.
Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I would describe myself as a dedicated Scientist with a keen aptitude for business development. My purpose is to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and market impact, creating innovative solutions that improve lives. I'm driven by a passion for both scientific exploration and entrepreneurial growth, striving to make a meaningful contribution to society.
Ideal business title:
Senior R&D Scientist (with Business Development Acumen)
Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
The primary responsibilities of would include leading research and development efforts, driving innovation, securing funding and fostering strategic partnerships. Accountabilities involve successful project outcomes, business growth, and R&D investment returns.
Skill area of competence:
Analytical Chemistry (IR, NMR, UV-Vis, Emission, Mass Spec, Chromatography, single-crystal X-ray diffraction and more).
Synthetic Chemistry (organic and metal inorganic molecules for various applications in health, mining, cosmetics and more).
Laboratory Management (including inventory, maintenance and personnel)
Technical Writing and Funding Applications (reports, publications in international journals, grant applications).
Marketing (direct B2B, social media, email campaigns)
8 years - drug development
3 years - novel health supplements
5 years - various organic and inorganic compounds
What do you absolutely love doing:
I'm passionate about leading research and development projects from ideation to solution phase, and creating products that can make a positive impact in the world around us. I also enjoy the dynamic challenges of business development and finding strategic pathways for growth.
Ideal company (culture and values):
I aim to work for a company that values innovation, encourages collaboration and supports employees in pursuing both scientific and business excellence. The ideal company would foster a culture of continuous learning, ethical practices and social responsibility while promoting a dynamic and inclusive work environment.
If you are looking for a Development Chemist, then do get in touch.
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