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Group Leader – Synthetic Chemist

Entrust Resource Solutions
Sandwich, Kent (GB)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
12 Feb 2022

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Have you led a team and have a passion for Synthetic chemistry? Are you looking for a change of scenery, Sandwich in Kent could be that place? This role is looking for you to be hands on leading a small team as well as using a wide range of synthetic techniques 


  • Line management of a team of up to 7 chemists, taking responsibility for their development and performance.
  • Holds regular, effective one to one meetings with reports. Demonstrates thorough understanding of their abilities and facilitates development. Accurately and fairly assesses performance against the competency framework, including carrying out annual appraisals.
  • Responsible for Health, Safety and the Environment in a laboratory or area; including safety inspections and investigation of incident reports.
  • Monitors reactions effectively using most appropriate method. Interprets all analytical data accurately, identifying unexpected products.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret data from more advanced techniques. Effectively assists more junior colleagues in data analysis.
  • Completes laboratory notebook in accordance with Integrated Discovery & Development Services (IDDS) procedure or specific customer requirements; recording sufficient, accurate and clear information.
  • Interaction with peers and senior management to ensure consistent practises are employed across the organisation.
  • Carry out complex chemical syntheses using a wide range of techniques and support others within your team.
  • Utilise your scientific expertise and chemical databases to generate solutions to problems encountered within your team.
  • Provides positive leadership through effective communication and motivation, demonstrating clear vision and direction in line with the organisation.
  • Recognises others’ contribution to the team and demonstrates ability to utilise varying skills and perspectives to maximise the team’s performance. Contributes to cross functional working groups.
  • Ensure to communicate professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Complete written reports to a high standard.


For more information please contact Mike Ward on 07786 140 529



Entrust Resource Solutions (ERS) is a resourcing group comprising of three like-minded consultancies operating within the life sciences, healthcare and technology industries Globally. – Entrust People Ltd – Horton International UK Ltd – SCI Search and Selection Ltd

Finding the best talent in the market is critical to the growth and ongoing improvement of every business. We help our clients navigate talent demands from bench to board with our tailored search and resourcing solutions. With our in-house knowledge of the life sciences industry, we have developed a consultative, proactive and creative recruitment solution for our clients across the UK, Europe & US. We tailor our strategy to best suit the needs of each individual client, working with them to understand their current and future growth plans. 

We specialise in the following disciplines across UK wide Life Science / scientific sectors :-

  • Research and Development - Analytical Chemistry, Toxicology, Drug Discovery, Formulation, Process Chemistry, Quality, Validation, Project Management, Synthetic / Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Development - Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Medical Quality, Data Management, Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Bio Statistics
  • Technical Support - Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, GMP Operations
  • Commercial - Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, GMP Ops

Our talented team of scientists and life science experts have a wealth of experience across the UK and European markets. From our three offices across the UK, we service roles from bench to board, supporting your full hiring needs, including executive search, permanent and contingent talent planning.

We manage the full hiring process, reliably and comprehensively, until a successful placement is made. We offer our clients a first-class service, from understanding your current and future hiring plans and comprehensive candidate searches, to timely and relevant CVs for interview consideration and offer negotiation, all with regular communication on our progress.

For candidates, we offer an unparalleled understanding of their industry and intended career progression, enabling us to secure the best fitting roles available in the industry.

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Phone : 01224 907990 / 01606 818290




Company info
01224 907990 / 01606 818290
Head Office
River Court
5 West Victoria Dock Road
DD1 13JT

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