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Synthetic Organic Chemist

Posted 7 days ago

Location Chapel en le Frith Job Type Permanent
Salary Competitive Sector Synthesis Chemistry

Synthetic Organic Chemist


Chapel En Le Frith


Permanent role


Competitive salary


We are currently working with an exciting Contract Research Organisation based in Chapel En Le Frith who focus on the discovery and development of molecules mainly within the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sectors.


Our client is looking for enthusiastic Synthetic Organic or Process Chemists to join their team in the laboratory. They have junior and senior opportunities available for both graduates and experienced candidates to apply their skills.



What you’ll do:


As part of a synthesis team, you will be supporting projects involved in the synthesis of novel drug-like molecules destined for biological testing. These are mainly lab-based roles and as such the successful applicants are expected to be familiar with common techniques of organic synthesis.

You will be expected to communicate effectively with your team and show flexibility when priorities change.


In addition, the more senior role will involve managing projects and teams within the lab as well as  planning for current and future projects.


Your background:


The successful candidate will have at least 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 these roles, as is knowledge of the basic principles of medicinal or process chemistry. Experience in process chemistry is preferred, but not essential for these roles.




Our client offers flexible working on a 37.5 hour a week basis as the labs are open 7am-7pm. Core hours are 9:30am – 3:30pm, flexibility on the remaining hours is at the managers discretion. Other benefits include:


·       25 days holiday per year

·       Life Assurance at four times basic salary

·       Group personal pension scheme – company contributes 5%

·       Employee savings discounts

·       Employee assistance line with access to face to face counselling sessions

·       Cycle to Work scheme

·       Share Incentive Plan (SIP)


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