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Synthetic Organic Chemist (Radiosynthesis)

Job Title: Synthetic Organic Chemist (Radiosynthesis)
Location: Alnwick, Northumberland
Salary: Competitive
Contact Name: Katy Humphries
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Job Published: February 08, 2021 16:16

Job Description

Synthetic Organic Chemist (Radiosynthesis)




Permanent Role


Role summary: 


We are currently recruiting for two Synthetic Organic Chemists to work within an expanding team at our clients Alnwick site. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of pharmaceutical projects covering a wide range of synthetic organic chemistry and the successful candidate will receive full training (chemistry and compliance) in the area of Radiosynthesis in a world class and globally recognised facility. 


You will be involved in and contribute to new route selection for target labelled molecules. The role offers good career development opportunities as it is a fast-growing company.


What you’ll do:


  • Plan, perform and manage chemical syntheses in accordance with regulatory and company procedures.
  • Prepare cost estimates and client proposals in collaboration with Business Development.
  • Act as a Project Manager for syntheses as assigned and function as a point of contact for clients, providing periodic updates, reports and archiving.
  • Perform in-process analytical testing where relevant and/or ensure that analytical, microbiological (where relevant) and materials science/spectroscopic testing needs are discussed and agreed with the onsite analytical team.
  • Ensure, where required, that laboratory work and associated documentation complies with GMP or other regulatory requirements, internal policies/procedures and client requirements.


Your background


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in chemistry and have a minimum of one year’s relevant experience in industry or will have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry. A good breadth of experience and knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry techniques is essential. You should be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, and must be self-motivated.  A high level of personal integrity and commitment is essential, as is a flexible approach to new work challenges.


Experience of radiochemical synthesis would be an advantage, as would experience of GMP operations.