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Lead Oligonucleotide Chemist

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
£50000 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
5 Jan 2023

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We are currently looking for a Lead Oligonucleotide Chemist to join a leading Biotechnology company based in the Oxfordshire area. As the Lead Oligonucleotide Chemist you will take on a technical and managerial leadership role, establish new oligonucleotide synthesis capabilities in the R&D team.

This is a fantastic opportunity with a lot of autonomy for a skilled chemist to develop synthesis methodologies for complex oligonucleotides, oversee a budget up to £1million and play a lead role in establishing a newly developed oligonucleotide facility.


Your duties as the Lead Oligonucleotide Chemist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will set up synthesis, purification, and analytical methods of a wide range of critical long and modified DNA/RNA oligonucleoties by high-resolution, LC-MS, and HPLC.

2. You will manage budgets, setting up purification and analytical workflows to on-board new technologies and methods to operational effectiveness with your expert knowledge.

3. You will on-board your own team where you'd implement scientific and technical training, prepare progress reports and maintain records, whilst communicating effectively across the R&D groups.

4. You will set up an oligonucleotide synthesis pipeline serving for essential R&D projects, and maintain a safe environment for all members of your team.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Lead Oligonucleotide Chemist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc... PhD level is advantageous.

2. Proven industry experience leading a team of scientists. Experience setting up new laboratory equipment would be advantageous

3. A working knowledge and practical experience of oligonucleotide analysis and purification, with the ability to use synthesizers.

Key Words: Chemistry | Chemist | Oligonucleotide | Purification | Senior Scientist | Research and Development | R&D | Biotech | Biotechnology | HPLC | CE | LC-MS | DNA | RNA | Oxfordshire | Peptide | Peptide Synthesis | Team Leader |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
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