Senior Scientist (Organic Chemistry)

Senior Scientist (Organic Chemistry)

Pharmaceuticals

Location Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Salary £30,000 - £40,000

Contract Permanent

Reference HMSrOCS

Date Posted

Consultant


We have an exciting opening for a Senior Scientist in organic chemistry at a leading Pharmaceutical CMO in Oxfordshire. The role involves leading and managing small teams in API drug discovery and development.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Communicate between project manager, chemists and other departments to ensure projects and timelines are met
  • Lead chemistry tasks across all stages of development of organic chemistry to a high-quality standard within given time frames (medicinal chemistry, route scouting, custom preparation, scale-up (kg), production, process R&D, pilot plant)
  • Define, manage and carry out key process development and preparative work
  • Assist in reviews of existing schedule of activities to support the delivery of projects
  • Ensure all experimental work is accurately recorded
  • Provide mentoring, supervision and training to colleagues and junior scientists
  • Ensure all correct procedures are followed, work is to an appropriate standard, and make suggestions to help ensure they are maintained and developed (cGMP)
  • Review necessary documentation for efficient transfer of processes to the pilot plant and cGMP preparation
  • Assist in the preparation of laboratory production project costings and PRD proposals
  • Notify any potential issues that may arise

Ideal skills and qualifications:

  • MChem/MSc/PhD in Organic Chemistry or similar; equivalent industrial experience
  • Previous industry experience in a similar role managing small teams
  • 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
  • Ability to lead and manage projects
  • Flexible and adaptable, aptitude to work with care and dedication
  • Strong decision-making skills and investigative approach to problem-solving
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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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