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Synthetic Organic Chemist

CK Group
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

CK Group are recruiting for a Synthetic Organic Chemist to join our client at their site based in Cheshire on a full time, permanent basis for a salary ranging from £25,000 to £30,000 per annum.

The Company:
Our client is a chemistry contract research organisation providing services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries

This role is located in Cheshire. The site is easily commutable from Warrington, Stockport, Manchester, Macclesfield and Stoke on Trent

Synthetic Organic Chemist:
Our client is looking for a Synthetic Organic Chemist to join their growing contract research and medicinal chemistry teams

Your main duties will be:
  • To custom synthesis projects on a small, laboratory scale
  • To be involved in projects synthesising compound libraries for testing in medicinal chemistry lead identification / lead optimisation programs
  • Handling and synthesis of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
  • Previous experience in practical organic chemistry
  • Educated to a BSc/MChem level is essential
  • Educated to PhD level is desirable
  • Experience gained in pharmaceuticals, life sciences or agrochemical sectors is desirable
  • Additional experience in medicinal chemistry drug design or the synthesis of high potency small molecules is advantageous

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holidays + 3 days Christmas shutdown
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 3 x salary death in service
It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 54436 in all correspondence.


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Company info
+44 (0)1246 457700
CK Group
Westwick House
The Bridge Business Centre
Beresford Way
S41 9FG

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