Synthetic Organic Chemist

Cornwall (GB)
Key Organics offer a competitive salary, contributory pension scheme and operates a Flexitime System
04 Apr 2017
04 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Key Organics is a leading global provider in the supply of high quality chemical products and contract services to the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, biotechnology sectors together with related industries and applications. A vacancy has arisen for a Synthetic Organic Chemist.

Job Description:

  • Perform retro synthetic analysis and design synthetic routes to simple and complex organic molecules.
  • Synthesize and purify compounds involving multistep synthesis from milligram- to multi-gram scale utilizing a range of techniques including handling and use of air and moisture sensitive reagents.
  • Literature searching using on-line and paper journals
  • Accurate recording of experimental data using electronic lab books
  • Characterisation of purified products by Interpretation of analytical data – NMR, LC-MS, Microanalysis etc.
  • Interpret and properly document results of various experiments and present the data in written reports.

Education level:

Education and Experience: PhD degree or Graduate in organic chemistry

Key skills:

  • Demonstrable theoretical knowledge
  • Practical ability and analytical data interpretation skills
  • Proficient in the handling and use of experimental techniques using air and moisture sensitive reagents in both small and large scale reactions
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • High level of personal productivity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude to work
  • Must be able to multi-task, working to deliver multiple products in parallel
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines
  • Maintain high levels of Health and Safety