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Senior Scientist

Oxfordshire   •  Excellent Salary + Benefits  •  Permanent, Full time


We have an exciting opening for a Senior Scientist (organic chemistry) at a leading Pharmaceutical CMO in Oxfordshire. The role involves leading and managing small teams in drug discovery and development.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Communicate between project manager, chemists and other departments to ensure projects and timelines are met
  • Lead chemistry tasks across all stages of development of organic chemistry to a high-quality standard within given time frames (medicinal chemistry, route scouting, custom preparation, scale-up (kg), production, process R&D, pilot plant)
  • Define, manage and carry out key process development and preparative work
  • Assist in reviews of existing schedule of activities to support the delivery of projects
  • Ensure all experimental work is accurately recorded
  • Provide mentoring, supervision and training to colleagues and junior scientists
  • Ensure all correct procedures are followed, work is to an appropriate standard, and make suggestions to help ensure they are maintained and developed (cGMP)
  • Review necessary documentation for efficient transfer of processes to the pilot plant and cGMP preparation
  • Assist in the preparation of laboratory production project costings and PRD proposals
  • Notify and potential issues that may arise

Ideal skills and qualifications:

  • MChem/MSc/PhD in Organic Chemistry or similar; equivalent industrial experience
  • Previous industry experience in a similar role managing small teams
  • Technically competent and familiar with the use of online literature research tools
  • Practically competent in a laboratory environment (GMP or GLP)
  • Experience in a variety of analytical and purification techniques (HPLC, LC-MS, NMR)
  • Experience with GMP in API synthesis
  • Ability to lead and manage projects
  • Flexible and adaptable, aptitude to work with care and dedication
  • Strong decision-making skills and investigative approach to problem-solving
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

If you are interested or have any questions about this role, feel free to contact Harriet at CY Partners.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove that they are legally entitled to work in the UK. CY Partners Recruitment Ltd, trading as CY Partners is an Employment Business/Agency.

  • Agency: CY Partners
  • Contact: Harriet Mak
  • Phone: 0191 477 4733
  • Reference: HMSrOCS
  • Updated: 16th May 2019
  • Expires: 13th June 2019

CY Partners

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