Synthetic Organic Chemist

Craigavon, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon (GB)
25 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Synthetic Organic Chemist
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: TBC
Ref No: HRJOB4586/2
Business Unit: Almac Sciences
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal & External Candidates (Please note this is a re-advertisement, if you have applied for this position within the past 6 months, we will be unable to accept your application at this time)

The Company
Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role
Working as part of the Chemistry team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will perform high quality synthetic chemistry for our clients to agreed timelines. You will carry out contract research projects, gram scale synthesis and process development prior to the synthesis of larger amounts of the target molecules. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team he/she will plan carefully, carry out their work safely and document and communicate their methods and results accurately.

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree or PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry or other closely related discipline
  • Practical laboratory experience of the organic synthesis and analysis from either university studies or previous industrial placements 
  • Demonstrate scientific excellence, attention to detail and a passion for chemistry with good experience of literature searching tool
  • Previous experience of the synthesis and analysis of organic molecules using multistep reaction sequences

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Postgraduate Qualification i.e. MSc, PhD or equivalent in organic chemistry, chemistry or closely related discipline

Additional Information
Please note this is a multiple position vacancy


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

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

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