Jr Synthesis Laboratory Specialist

Job ID: LabSpecjr
Arese, Italy - 


Italmatch Chemicals Group is an Italian Multinational Company, leader in manufacturing and sales of organic and inorganic specialty chemicals, polymers, lubricants and water additives.

As part of our innovation strategy and EU funded R&D programs (IPCEI), we are seeking an enthusiastic & pragmatic minded scientist for the position of (m/f) Jr Synthesis Laboratory Specialist .


In straight working relation with the Global Chemical Innovation Manager and Applicative Lab Supervisor, and in permanent contact with the members of the Laboratory team, you will:

  • Identify, define, and develop new synthetic pathways related to performance chemicals (solvent extractant) opening to new high value-added products, applications and production processes.
  • Evaluate performance of existing and/or innovative products in known and new applications.
  • Participate in the enlargement of the range of derivatives developed / manufactured by the Company.

Areas of activity

  • Organic synthesis: Research & Development of new synthetic processes.
  • NMR, FTIR, ICP, Analyses
  • Applied research (solvent extraction testing) and production process optimization.

Main responsibilities

  • To conduct Laboratory works on Organic Synthesis – Identification and use of new synthetic intermediates.
  • Based on analytical results and with guidelines of the R&D manager, to refine and optimise reaction conditions thereby contributing to the reduction of production costs and the definition of the intellectual property.
  • In collaboration with the Production Engineers, contribute to the development of “Standard Manufacturing Processes”: create, devise, and formulate hypotheses whose object is to enlarge knowledge, be responsible for the documentation of the whole process and the physical characteristics relating to it. (Research ð Laboratory ð Production line);

Ideal Experience & Skills

Education & Experience:

  • Graduate degree or MA degree in Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry.
  • Experience in Organic chemistry synthesis, practice of NMR is a plus


  • Fluent in English (speaking & writing); Good working knowledge of any other European languages is an asset.

Behaviour & Competences:

  • Able to articulate ideas convincingly.
  • Capable of working both with great autonomy, and simultaneously a good team player in an international and rapidly changing environment.
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