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Synthetic Organic Chemist

Job Title: Synthetic Organic Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chapel En Le Frith
Salary: Competitive + Package
Contact Name: Hannah Crawley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 02, 2021 16:08

Job Description

Synthetic Organic Chemist


Chapel En Le Frith


Permanent role


Competitive salary


Role summary:


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 Chapel en Le Frith.


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.


Your background:


The successful candidate will have a higher 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