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Lead Chemist

LanarkshirePermanent
Experience Dependent
Job Reference: J5635463
Updated On: 15/09/2021
Status: Open to Applications
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Sectors: Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Contract Manufacturing Organisation, Agrochemical, Chemicals, Nutraceutical, Life Sciences, Science

Skills: Chemistry - Organic, Chemistry - Process / Scale Up, Chemistry - PhD Organic / Medicinal, Chemistry - Peptide Synthesis, Chemistry - Industrial / Plant

Job Information

Role Overview

We are currently looking for a Lead Chemist to join a world leading life sciences company based in the Lanarkshire area. The role of Lead Chemist requires skills in both practical and theoretical synthetic organic chemistry. The role is primarily laboratory based, conducting syntheses on existing products, troubleshooting, improving existing procedures and devising and to a lesser extent implementing syntheses of new products. In collaboration with the Chemistry Manager, the Lead chemist will drive improvements to existing procedures with a view to maximizing yields, increasing reproducibility, scaling and reducing manufacturing costs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Your duties as the Lead Chemist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Lead Chemistry projects from a technical perspective¬ where applicable design new synthetic routes, improve existing routes, conduct syntheses, troubleshoot and optimise problem steps.

2. Liaise with Customer Service and Project Coordinator to provide lead times and updates of customer related projects.

3. Take the lead on troubleshooting chemistry related technical issues.

4. Support the Technical Support Team to provide solutions to customers

5. Provide written reports to include¬ updates in terms of timeline, chemistry, budget etc. for distribution to Senior Management and / or customers.

6. Support the Project Coordinator with management of projects¬ technical evaluations, kick off, close out meetings etc.

7. Provide technical support to the Chemistry Team to ensure successful completion of all projects e.g. scale up, custom synthesis, PD, contract manufacture, NPD and others as required.

8. Provide technical support to the Chemistry Team where issues arise during the manufacture of catalogue and contract products.

Role Requirements


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Lead Chemist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Chemistry focused discipline, plus extensive knowledge and experience with synthetic organic chemistry, ideally nucleotide and phosphoramidite chemistry experience.

2. You will have experience with purification techniques such as¬ column chromatography, crystallisation, precipitation, distillation, and analysis by TLC, HPLC, LCMS, NMR with respect to small molecules and preferably oligonucleotides.

3. Process Development (PD) including scale up and optimisation and batch manufacture from =10 g to = 1 kg.

4. Project management experience, experience of customer interactions and experience supervising and developing less experienced scientists.
Eve Hegarty
Your Recruitment ConsultantEve Hegartyeve.hegarty@hyperec.com
DisclaimerHyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.