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Synthesis Chemist – North East UK

Job Title: Synthesis Chemist – North East UK
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North East UK
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience
Contact Name: Matthew Rollinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 29, 2017 22:44

Job Description

We recruiting for a contract research organisation who are seeking a candidate with extensive knowledge in the field of synthetic organic chemistry, route selection and process optimisation to ensure successful and  cost-effective scale-up, they are based in the North East.

What you’ll do

You will be covering synthesis chemistry in active pharmaceutical ingredients, and radiosynthesis, activities. This role will plan and perform syntheses and purification of various chemicals and labelled chemical entities within agreed timeframes. You will design synthetic routes, prepare cost estimates, client proposals, and facilitate projects in API development.

This role will manufacture both radio and stable isotopically labelled intermediates and API at the milligram to gram scale and synthetic intermediates and API at the tens if grams to kilo scale. As required this role will provide cover to manufacturing shifts so applicants should be prepared to have some working hours flexibility to do occasional shifts.

Your background

We are seeking a good understanding of process safety and hazard operability. Proficiency in carrying out kilo-scale chemical processing. Full awareness of the current regulatory environment, a comprehensive understanding of process analytical chemistry, impurity control and/or sufficient analytical skills to conduct in-process testing and a good understanding of the factors controlling API physical form.

We are seeking an excellent record in synthetic organic chemistry, either at Doctoral or Graduate level with minimum of one year relevant industrial experience.

To apply

Please email your CV and cover letter to on this occasion, LiCa Scientific Ltd is acting as an employment agency.