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Senior Synthetic Chemist

Posted about 2 months ago

Location Newbury, Berkshire Job Type Permanent
Salary Competitive Sector Synthesis Chemistry

Senior Synthetic Chemist


Based in Newbury, Berkshire


Competitive Salary


Permanent Role


Role Summary:


We are currently working with a company based in Newbury who are a global supplier of chemicals to a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, life sciences and diagnostic sectors. They specialize in the production of carbohydrates, nulceosides, enzyme substrates and biochemicals.


What You’ll Do:


  • Design and develop chemistry for custom synthesis products 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 and adhere to company policy
  • Supervision of junior chemists in the laboratory
  • Provide support and training for major equipment in the laboratory.


Your Background:


  • A PhD chemist, or equivalent, with 5 years industrial experience
  • Knowledge of a wide range of synthesis techniques
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Experience within carbohydrate, nucleoside or large scale synthesis would be advantageous but not essential
  • Self-motivated, proactive and well organised



Our client offers a competitive package including flexible working, cycle to work scheme and annual bonuses paid at the companies discretion.


On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment business