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Synthetic Chemist - South East

Science Solutions Recruitment
South East England
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

If you are a graduate with a placement year in synthetic chemistry then here is your chance of a permanent Synthetic Chemist position with an academic spin-out drug discovery firm in the South East region. The Synthetic Chemist role is ideal for someone with prior lab-based experience in organic chemistry, or an upcoming graduate looking for their first synthetic organic chemist role in industry and looking to move to an ambitiously growing organisation. The successful appointment will be able to contribute to commercially sensitive projects for new drug discovery technology, and build upon both synthetic and analytical chemistry skillsets for excellent career progression potential.

Your day to day duties as a Synthetic Chemist will be:
  • Researching and developing synthetic routes on lab scale
  • Use of common analytical and purification methods towards high-specification intermediates
  • Research into new revenue streams and chemistry approaches

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:
  • A degree with project work in a synthetic, organic chemistry field
  • Some track record in synthetic chemistry in the laboratory or on plant
  • A good team-working approach

This client is already interviewing for the role so I would like you to apply immediately with a CV (Word document format, 2 pages maximum) so as to not miss out on the opportunity.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up nearly seven years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears.


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

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