Organic Chemistry Scientist

Organic Chemistry Scientist


Location Abingdon

Salary £22,000 - £32,000

Contract Permanent

Reference HMOgCSc

Date Posted


We have a number of exciting Organic Chemistry Scientist openings at a leading Pharmaceutical CMO in Oxfordshire. The role involves providing API drug discovery and development solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemistry industries.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Complete chemistry tasks assigned by the line manager to a high-quality standard within given time frames
  • Define and carry out all key process development and preparative work
  • Ensure all experimental work is accurately recorded, communicating results to the line manager and team members
  • Provide guidance, supervision and training to colleagues within API development
  • Follow all company safety regulations and ensure appropriate quality and safety is achieved
  • Ensure all correct procedures are followed, work is to an appropriate standard, and make suggestions to help ensure they are maintained and developed (e.g. cGMP)
  • Review necessary documentation for efficient transfer of processes to the pilot plant and cGMP preparation
  • Liaise with the analytical and quality departments when necessary
  • Gather technical information to assist in the preparation of laboratory production project costings and PRD proposals
  • Ensure company documentation (e.g. SOP) is followed, up to date and complete

Ideal skills and qualifications:

  • Bsc/MChem/PhD in Organic Chemistry; or equivalent industrial experience
  • Previous industry experience in a similar role would be highly desirable
  • Technically competent and familiar with the use of online literature research tools
  • Practically competent in a laboratory environment (GMP or GLP)
  • Experience in a variety of analytical and purification techniques (HPLC, LC-MS, NMR)
  • Experience with GMP in API synthesis would be an advantage
  • Strong decision-making skills and investigative approach to problem-solving

If you are interested or have any questions about this role, feel free to contact Harriet (07851 246 846) at CY Partners.

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