(Senior) Crystallisation Chemist

Craigavon, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon
15 Apr 2021
29 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Crystallisation Chemist / Senior Crystallisation Chemist
Hours:  40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB6417
Business Unit: Sciences
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal and external applicants welcome

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 5,600 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). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

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 Physical Sciences team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be working on the development of fit-for purpose crystallisation procedures on behalf of external clients (solubility in organic solvents, determination of metastable zone width, use of DoE approaches, PAT technology, investigation of critical crystallisation process parameters) and subsequent transfer of crystallisation procedures to kilo lab or plant in support of Almac Sciences' production teams.

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

Essential Criteria

  • 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-C to include English Language and Mathematics
  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in an Analytical/Chemistry related discipline OR Equivalent experience
  • Previous relevant laboratory experience
  • Working knowledge of multiple laboratory techniques and ability to trouble shoot

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

  • Postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent) in a related discipline
  • Previous relevant industrial experience in a GMP/GLP environment
  • Experience in method development and/or validation


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Annual bonus
  • Employee recognition programme
  • 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
  • Westfield healthcare benefit
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit

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

To Apply
Apply online at www.almacgroup.com/careers
Closing Date
29th April 2021 at 1700 hours