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Lead Chemist

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
North Lanarkshire
Dependent on experience
Closing date
15 Oct 2021
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We are currently looking for a Lead Chemist to join a world leading life sciences company based in the Lanarkshire area. The role of Lead Chemist requires skills in both practical and theoretical synthetic organic chemistry. The role is primarily laboratory based, conducting syntheses on existing products, troubleshooting, improving existing procedures and devising and to a lesser extent implementing syntheses of new products. In collaboration with the Chemistry Manager, the Lead chemist will drive improvements to existing procedures with a view to maximizing yields, increasing reproducibility, scaling and reducing manufacturing costs.


Your duties as the Lead Chemist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Lead Chemistry projects from a technical perspectivewhere applicable design new synthetic routes, improve existing routes, conduct syntheses, troubleshoot and optimise problem steps.

2. Liaise with Customer Service and Project Coordinator to provide lead times and updates of customer related projects.

3. Take the lead on troubleshooting chemistry related technical issues.

4. Support the Technical Support Team to provide solutions to customers

5. Provide written reports to includeupdates in terms of timeline, chemistry, budget etc. for distribution to Senior Management and / or customers.

6. Support the Project Coordinator with management of projectstechnical evaluations, kick off, close out meetings etc.

7. Provide technical support to the Chemistry Team to ensure successful completion of all projects e.g. scale up, custom synthesis, PD, contract manufacture, NPD and others as required.

8. Provide technical support to the Chemistry Team where issues arise during the manufacture of catalogue and contract products.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Lead Chemist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Chemistry focused discipline, plus extensive knowledge and experience with synthetic organic chemistry, ideally nucleotide and phosphoramidite chemistry experience.

2. You will have experience with purification techniques such ascolumn chromatography, crystallisation, precipitation, distillation, and analysis by TLC, HPLC, LCMS, NMR with respect to small molecules and preferably oligonucleotides.

3. Process Development (PD) including scale up and optimisation and batch manufacture from ≤10 g to ≥ 1 kg.

4. Project management experience, experience of customer interactions and experience supervising and developing less experienced scientists.

Key Words: Lead Chemist | Synthetic Chemistry | organic chemistry |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill
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