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Senior Chemist

Job Title: Senior Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Salary: Mid £40,000's
Contact Name: Matthew Rollinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 14, 2021 16:58

Job Description


Senior Chemist


Newbury / Reading


Salary mid-£40,000’s  


Permanent role


We are working with a mid scale company in the Reading area, involved in GMP Manufacturing, Custom Synthesis, Large Scale Manufacturing and Contract Development and Manufacturing. They have a further network of sites in Switzerland and Eastern Europe. They are seeking a Senior Chemist.


This role will work on a range of synthetic targets at scales from milligram up to kilogram. You will be working on a variety of different chemistries and techniques, and this is a role which will expand the range of chemistry experience in all but the most diversely experienced chemists.


What you’ll do:


• Design and develop chemistry for custom synthesis projects and catalogue products.
• Carry out and accurately record characterisation and data analysis
• Work efficiently in the laboratory to meet project deadlines.
• Prepare written reports for internal and external use.
• Perform all laboratory work in a safe manner and comply with all regulations, adhere to company policies
• Supervision of junior chemists in the laboratories
• Provide support and training for major equipment in the labs.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.


Your background:


• PhD chemist with several years of experience (there is currently also an excellent job opening for less experienced candidates).
• Proven record in a wide range of organic synthesis techniques
• Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
• Experience in the supervision of junior chemists.
• Experience within carbohydrate, nucleoside or larger scale chemistry is an advantage
• Self-motivated, well organised and pro-active learner
• Able to work within a team, communicating confidently both in writing and orally, often under pressure to meet deadlines.


Our client offers a competitive and comprehensive employment package with generous holidays, flexible working, annual salary reviews, annual bonuses, and more.


On this occasion, LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.