Synthetic Organic Chemist

11 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Almac provides a comprehensive range of integrated drug development services including biomarker discovery and development, chemical development, pharmaceutical development and clinical trial supply. Almac’s drug substance business unit has over 25 years of chemistry experience focussed in the development and cGMP supply of small molecules and synthetic peptides. Almac is regarded as one of the most innovative drug substance providers in the industry and has an ethos of continual reinvestment, allowing year on year growth of our facilities.

The Role

Almac are seeking synthetic chemists to join our process development group, whose main aim is to develop chemical processes to allow successful manufacture of drug substance to support toxicology, clinical trials and commercial supply.  This is an excellent opportunity for recently graduated chemists to join a growing team solving exciting scientific challenges.  To assist in your career progression you will have the opportunity to learn from in house experts in chemistry, analytical, solid state and manufacturing. 

Tasks include:

  • Route scouting, route development/optimisation, synthesis of impurities, and scaleup
  • Laboratory work in our state of the art facilities using both classical and contemporary synthetic methods
  • Development of safe, reproducible and high yielding chemical processes delivering extremely high quality final product
  • Analysis using HPLC, GC, NMR, MS, XRPD and other techniques
  • Communicating scientific information both internally and to our clients


  • You will hold a degree or PhD in Chemistry or another closely related discipline
  • You will have practical laboratory experience of the organic synthesis and analysis from either university studies or previous industrial placements
  • You can demonstrate scientific excellence, attention to detail and a passion for chemistry with good experience of literature searching tools
  • You can demonstrate an ability to organize, plan and prioritise tasks
  • You have the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team

Other positions may also be available for chemists with significant industrial experience, particularly from a chemical development background.


  • Competitive salary
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Childcare vouchers (including early return bonus)
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Critical illness policy
  • Death in service benefit
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Health promotions
  • Long service awards
  • Marriage leave
  • Moving house leave
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Occupational sick pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Westfield health benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply

If interested, please email CV to