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Alderley Park, North West

As a Synthetic Organic Chemist for our client, you will have the opportunity to work at one of their state-of-the-art laboratories. You will be joining a motivated and experienced team of Synthetic and Medicinal Chemists. This is a 1-3 month contract role to start immediately.


Main responsibilities as a Synthetic Organic Chemist include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the synthesis of novel drug-like molecules destined for biological testing
  • Preparing customer reports according to specific customer requirements, upholding the highest level of scientific integrity
  • Communicating effectively with your team and show flexibility when priorities change
  • Showing enthusiasm for learning new skills and will be expected to assist with routine tasks


What skills, experience and qualifications do I need?

Essential requirements include:

  • A degree in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry (2:1 or above) with a final-year organic synthesis research project, as well as an industrial placement year working in organic chemistry
  • To be familiar with common techniques of organic synthesis
  • A good knowledge and understanding of organic chemistry
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work as part of team
  • Willing to learn new things and an enthusiastic work ethic


Desirable requirements:

  • PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry
  • Industrial experience of working in organic synthesis in early-stage drug-discovery, either with a Pharmaceutical, Biotech, CRO or academic drug-discovery unit
  • Knowledge of basic principles of medicinal chemistry


How do I apply?

The application process for this role is easy. Permitting you match said criteria, simply click and apply to the advert, and if successful, you will be contacted by a member of the team ASAP. Due to the number of applications we receive, if you have not been contacted within 1 week, unfortunately you have not been successful for this role.


All successful applications are subject to S3 Discovery’s stringent vetting and security checks.


S3 Discovery is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.




Salary: 25,000 to £30,000 per annum depending on experience
Date Posted: 17/01/2020
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