Scale-up Chemist

Dundee, UK
Grade 7 (£31,076 - £38,183)
16 May 2017
18 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The newly established Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR) at the University of Dundee is looking for a motivated, proactive and experienced synthetic organic chemist, with hands on expertise and a track-record of delivery in scale-up chemistry.

CAIR is working to facilitate the discovery and development of new drugs for major infectious diseases, including leishmaniasis, malaria and TB.

The successful candidate, working closely as a team with a similar post being established for flow chemistry, will set up and deliver the scale-up facility within CAIR.

The successful candidate will focus on developing the Drug Discovery Unit’s (DDU) use of larger scale equipment for compound scale-up to support our drug discovery programmes. She/he will be responsible for conducting reaction optimisation, developing robust processes, scaling-up and delivering high quality chemical intermediates and final compounds. The post will be within the DDU (, which is part of CAIR. CAIR is housed in a state-of-the-art building, and has cutting-edge equipment and automation for anti-infectives research.

You will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary group that covers all aspects of drug discovery up to candidate selection, and work closely with synthetic organic, medicinal and analytical chemists across a range of projects. You will be responsible for advancing an internal culture of scientific excellence and identifying emerging trends in the field.

The post is available immediately.

The starting salary for this post will be within Grade 7 (£31,076 - £38,183) depending on the experience of the candidate. A relocation allowance is available.

How to apply:

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Reference Number: SLSC0267

Closing Date: 18 June 2017

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment.  We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award ( which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.