Research Associate - Synthetic and Medicinal Chemist (Fixed Term)

01 Apr 2021
03 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate - Synthetic and Medicinal Chemist (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: C.I.M.R. Division of Translational Medicine
Salary: £32,816-£40,322
Reference: SA26172

The ALBORADA Drug Discovery Institute (DDI) is seeking talented chemists to expand its medicinal chemistry team.

The Cambridge DDI is part of a network of world-class Drug Discovery Institutes funded by Alzheimer's Research UK and prosecutes drug discovery projects from target to in vivo proof of concept and beyond for novel targets in the neurodegeneration therapeutic area. This is an exciting opportunity to join this institute based on the prestigious Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

The successful applicant(s) will have a PhD in a relevant specialist subject or have equivalent qualifications or experience.  They will have a flair for problem solving and a track record of delivering solutions to challenging chemical problems. Moreover, they will have excellent communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team in order to drive forward collaborative projects. We welcome applications from candidates with purely synthetic chemistry experience or from a biological or medicinal chemistry background. The successful candidate(s) will work in a stimulating and collaborative environment with opportunities for training and development.

Specific enquiries about the post may be addressed to Steve Andrews (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Closing Date: 3rd May 2021

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SA26172 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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