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Process Chemistry Team Leader

LiCa Scientific Recruitment
Alnwick, Northumberland
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Chemistry, Process Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

Process Chemistry Team Leader


Competitive Salary


We are working with a global drug development and manufacturing company who provide a range of services for complete drug development. They are looking for a Process Chemistry Team Leader to join their Drug Substance team based in Alnwick.

What you’ll do:

As a Process Chemistry Team Leader, you will have a variety of duties, including but not limited to:

• Providing leadership, mentorship and direction to facilitate progression opportunities for colleagues. 
• Working with potential clients and the rest of the organisation to formalise the scope of work requests and to maximise the number and value of awards
• Identifying opportunities for business growth and supporting the commercial enquiry, cost estimation and proposal generation processes.
• Working with the Head of Department to monitor and control costs, implement training plans and deputise where required.
• Managing project progression, deliverables and budget, and completing reports about the quality standard and schedule.
• Planning and performing syntheses and purifications, and applying process chemistry knowledge to the development and synthesis of drug targets.
• Assist in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of equipment and preparing CAPEX justifications for purchase.
• Maintain, review and improve site procedures and laboratory systems to improve efficiency and compliance (GMP and HSE).
• Work flexibly across the site to meet business needs.

Your background:

The successful candidate will have gained several years’ experience in Synthetic Chemistry and have an excellent academic record in Organic Chemistry up to and including doctoral level or an equivalent level of industrial experience.  

This role requires experience of Leadership within a laboratory environment and of the day-to-day responsibility for development laboratories. The ability to effectively communicate and give constructive contributions toward the development of junior members of the department is essential.

On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as am employment agency.


We are a specialist scientific recruitment agency, which has been operating since 2016 working within chemistry skill fields.
Our client base is fine chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Our main specialisms lie in analytical, commercial, formulation, production and synthesis chemistry functions.   

Our company mission, is to match scientists with organisations based on technical, career or life goals, for the benefit of the individual candidate and client company. This results in reduced staff turnover for companies we work with and greater satisfaction amongst the people we place who go on to perform all the better in their roles.

We are highly specialised in finding the right scientist for the right role, while working in the most supportive and professional manner for all concerned.

This involves both on-market and off-market scientists and broadly we see the market as having four areas to it, which advertising, job board searches and general approaches you receive will only ever provide 25% of.

We offer that 100% access which means if someone is out there and available we can engage with them; whether they are actively on the market or not. 

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+44 161 443 4173
Stockport Business and Innovation Centre
Broadstone Road

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