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Synthetic Organic Chemist - East Midlands posted by Science Solutions Recruitment


Job Description

This is a great job opportunity for a Synthetic Organic Chemist at a pharmaceutical CRO firm based in the Midlands region. The Synthetic Chemist role is ideal for an experienced synthetic organic chemist with proven industrial expertise, or a PhD in a related area of research. This position is in an important team, supplying both internal and external clients with labelled small molecules in the support of the drug discovery and development process, such as for clinical trials and ADME studies. The successful appointment will be able to build a broad synthetic-related skillset, and a solid mindset towards high value project management, for excellent career progression potential.

Your day to day duties as a Synthetic Chemist will be:

Executing synthetic projects utilising a variety of organic chemistry methodology
Use of high-purity, low volume purification techniques such as preparative HPLC
Managing demanding timescales, with several projects running simultaneously
Working on client-supplied routes, and optimising where required

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:

A degree, or equivalent, in a relevant organic chemistry field
A track record in synthetic route design and execution in academia or industry
A good team-working approach and excellent written and verbal communication skills
The desire to continue a high-level of career development
Specific knowledge of handling radiolabelled compounds is highly desirable

This client is already shortlisting for the role so I would like you to apply immediately with a CV (Word document format, 2 pages maximum) so as to not miss out on the opportunity.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up four years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears

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