Analytical Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Synthetic Organic Chemist


  • Midlands
  • £Competitive
  • Non-Laboratory & Other Scientific Roles

About this job

Exciting opportunity for a Synthetic Chemist to join an international contract research laboratory!

Do you have at least 3 years’ hands-on experience of synthetic organic chemistry from industry or academia? Are you confident in a range of purification techniques including HPLC, flash chromatography and crystallisation? Are you seeking an industrial role with excellent career prospects? Then this could be the role for you!

As a member of the synthetic organic chemistry team, your duties will involve small scale synthesis, purification and isolation of a wide range of radiolabelled compounds for a variety of pharmaceutical applications. You will primarily be designing and following synthetic routes for Carbon-14 radiolabelled compounds, including novel chiral compounds, working within a clinical/GMP environment.

To be considered for this position you will possess:

  • Minimum 3 years’ hands-on experience of synthetic organic chemistry
  • Experience of purification techniques such as Prep HPLC, flash chromatography and crystallisation
  • Experience of analytical techniques such as NMR and mass spectrometry
  • The ability to work effectively as a team and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills

Experience of Carbon-14 synthesis would be highly desirable but is not essential as full training will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive group within a leading international laboratory. The company offers an exemplary working environment and realistic opportunities for career progression.

Apply to VRS today to be considered for this fantastic new role!

Key words: Synthetic chemistry, organic chemistry, synthesis, chemist, HPLC, high performance liquid chromatography, flash chromatography, mass spec, mass spectrometry, column chromatography, GMP, Good Manufacturing Practice, contract research organisation, pharma, pharmaceutical, industry, radiolabelled, radioisotopes, radiochemistry, 14C, carbon-14, Midlands, Northamptonshire, Northampton, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, VRS6761SE

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