Synthetic Organic Chemist
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Synthetic and Medicinal Chemist from all levels of experience, from high flying chemistry graduate to experienced chemists with industrial experience. This lab-based position is available at our client’s state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory in the High Peak area.
You will join a motivated and experienced team of scientists who are focussed on delivering innovative solutions for our customers’ drug discovery programmes.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a good level of synthetic chemistry knowledge and should have a passion for laboratory work.
What you’ll do:
- As part of a synthesis team, you will be responsible for the synthesis of novel drug-like molecules destined for biological testing. These are lab-based roles and as such the successful applicants are expected to be familiar with common techniques of organic synthesis. Training will be given for unfamiliar equipment.
- Customer reports will be prepared according to specific customer requirements, upholding the highest level of scientific integrity.
- You will be expected to communicate effectively with your team and show flexibility when priorities change.
- You will show an enthusiasm for learning new skills and will be expected to assist with routine tasks.
The successful candidate will have a degree in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry with a final-year organic synthesis research project, and/or an industrial placement year spent working in synthetic organic chemistry. They will have a good understanding of organic chemistry and enthusiasm to learn, with a positive attitude to work. They must have good written and verbal communication skills and work well as part of a team.
A PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry and/or industrial experience in early stage drug discovery is beneficial to this role, as is knowledge of the basic principles of medicinal or process chemistry.
Our client offers a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In addition to a competitive salary, they offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme and Cycle to Work scheme.
On this occasion, LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency