Senior Synthetic Organic Chemist

Canterbury | Chemistry, Science

Senior Synthetic Organic Chemist

Competitive Salary + Relocation + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Based in Kent

Do you have extensive experience in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry?

Would you like to work for an award winning pharmaceutical with a very exciting product pipeline?

My client are an exciting and fast-growing biopharmaceutical business, due to expansion of their R&D department they are looking to hire enthusiastic, post-graduate, post-doc or industry experienced synthetic organic chemists to join the expanding R&D team.

As a Senior Synthetic Organic Chemist will be working in new, state-of-the-art laboratories, close to London, preparing synthetic targets. You will join a highly motivated, multi-functional R&D team and will play a vital role in contributing, and delivering pharmaceutical APIs, to their highly promising pipeline.

They offer a nurturing environment where you will be encouraged to reach your best potential.

We seek applications from candidates who are experienced Synthetic Organic Chemists and Medicinal Chemists to work as the Senior Synthetic Organic Chemist.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Synthetic Organic Chemist;

  • You will use your chemical knowledge and expertise to prepare complex research and development compounds. This will involve the synthesis, separation and/or purification on small (mg) to large scale (Kg) supporting research through to commercial support projects
  • Mentor and share knowledge with the junior members of the team where applicable
  • Lead API syntheses whilst providing clear and concise updates of your results to the project team
  • Use your varied experience of NMR, HPLC and MS for structural determination
  • Work in close partnership with analysts, formulation scientists and cross-functionally
  • Exhibit highly effective teamworking and communication skills and a motivation to solve synthetic chemistry and drug development problems
  • Mentor and share knowledge with the junior members of the team where applicable
  • You may be asked to collaborate/lead external CRO projects

To be considered for the Senior Synthetic Organic Chemist role you will need the following skills and experience;

  • A minimum of a BSc, MSc or PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or a related subject
  • Extensive experience using a variety of synthetic routes to produce novel organic molecules, ideally within a pharmaceutical setting
  • Relevant experience in a CRO or pharmaceutical company is desirable, but not essential
  • Candidates may have Medicinal Chemistry experience
  • A track record of planning experiments and delivering to deadlines
  • Innate ability to be proactive and a desire to use own initiative

To be considered for the role, please call Neil Walton on or apply online.

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03/12/2019 15:10:00
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