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Research Chemist

Liverpool ChiroChem Ltd
Runcorn, Liverpool, UK
Closing date
26 Nov 2022

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Join a chemical technology innovator where all employees have a voice and opportunities to develop their careers.

Research Chemist

As part  of  a  recent  company  expansion,  we  are  currently  hiring  chemists to join  our  new production and methodology department in the UK.

Location: Office & Labs based in Runcorn, Liverpool, UK

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Compensation: Competitive

Start Date: ASAP

Level: PhD Chemist and/or BSc / MSc in organic/medicinal chemistry w/ 3 years’ experience.

While we rely upon some strong science, we also believe that the success of a company is built through its people. Therefore, we are looking for a motivated individual who wants to join us and help us harnessing tomorrow’s challenges of our industry, is that you?


About LCC:

We are a diverse and international chemical technology innovator, on a mission to accelerate discoveries through the provision of novel scaffolds and building blocks.

LCC has designed and synthesized a library of novel, diverse, 3D-rich building blocks, which are used to support an international customer base. Our scaffolds can be applied to technologies across our four main product pillars: DEL, FBLD, Linkers (for PROTACs etc.), and virtual screening with our 3Discovery™ Virtual Library.

Through an ethos of purposeful curiosity, LCC’s goal is to help the development of high-quality drugs, in order to bring new drugs to market, faster, better, and easier.

Job description:

LCC is seeking motivated chemists to join our new UK-based production facility. Successful candidates will be synthesizing novel sp3-rich building blocks using both established LCC technologies, and also by developing new routes and methodologies. You will be working closely with our analytical and purification team to help deliver our products to deadlines. Our customers predominantly work in the hit-ID and lead expansion stages of drug discovery so the roles offer opportunities to expand your knowledge of medicinal chemistry.

Job responsibilities:

  • Organic synthesis by following established in-house techniques and procedures
  • Develop new routes to enhance LCC’s catalogue using processes amenable to scale-up
  • Present results to the team and also prepare reports for customers, when required
  • Collaborate with other teams to produce chirally pure products and determine absolute stereochemistry


  • PhD Chemist and/or BSc / MSc in organic/medicinal chemistry with a  minimum of 3 years’ experience.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for organic synthesis and the ability to plan new routes .
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Good time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Soft skills: A positive attitude and the willingness to adapt/learn is always a good starting point!
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.


To apply for this position, please send us your CV together with a cover letter to using APPLY button below


Liverpool ChiroChem is an international, chemical technology innovator, on a mission to accelerate the discovery and development of high-quality drugs.

LCC was established in Liverpool, United Kingdom, in June 2014. The company has developed a suite of synthetic methodologies that have been used to produce thousands of novel, multifunctional 3D fragments/scaffolds/BB’s to support NCE discovery & development (e.g. Fragments, DEL, VLS, Bifunctional Linkers).

LCC is continuously expanding its 3D chemical space and has recently developed its 3Discovery Virtual Library, designed based on its proprietary scaffolds and supported by a Parallel Synthesis Laboratory.

Company info
0151 794 2936
Department of Chemistry
Crown Street
L69 7ZD

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