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Organic Chemist

Cheshire   •  £25000 - £31000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Organic Chemist required, based in North Cheshire. Minimum BSc in Chemistry essential, with proven industrial experience of chemical synthesis and conducting reactions to produce organic compounds.

Title: Organic Chemist

Location: North Cheshire

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG is working with a company who lead the way in organic synthesis, research and manufacturing of fine chemical. Looking to expand their current team in North Cheshire, they are now hiring for an Organic Synthetic Chemist who will support a range of synthesis projects; conducting reactions, purification and analysis, as well as process optimisation, to produce new and known compounds. This role would be a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Chemist who has some post-university, industrial experience of organic chemical synthesis - qualifications from BSc up to PhD are welcome.

Benefits: Excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced business and be involved in multiple projects across various areas of organic chemistry. Full training provided, 38.75 working hours/week, 7.30am to 4.00pm or 8.45am to 5.15pm, Mon-Fri. Workplace pension, discretionary performance-related bonus, and 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays. Overtime available at weekend at enhanced rate.

Role / Description

  • Producing new and known compounds using a variety of organic synthetic chemistry techniques and modifications (gram to kilo, single to multi-step)
  • Supporting synthetic process optimisation (to improve yield, purity, energy input) to produce high quality custom molecules and compounds for customers
  • Undertaking purification of compounds to improve product purity
  • Supporting scale up projects from lab to pilot and plant scale manufacture
  • Conducting analysis including NMR, GC, HPLC, FTIR, MS, column chromatography, etc. to characterise intermediates and finished compounds
  • Keeping detailed records of work, interpreting lab results and communicating with other chemists to share project progress


  • BSc, MChem, MSc or PhD in Chemistry (or closely related discipline)
  • Experience of organic chemical synthesis and conducting reactions in an industrial environment or working laboratory (industrial placements will be considered)
  • Experience of analytical methods including one or more from NMR, GC, HPLC, FTIR or MS
  • Adaptable, able to multi-task and flex to changing priorities
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to faye.allison@srgtalent.com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 868 2218

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srgtalent.co.uk to view our other vacancies.

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Keywords: organic synthesis, organic chemistry, synthetic route, design, R&D, research & development, novel compounds, custom synthesis, catalogue synthesis, fine chemicals, active compounds, chemist, research chemist, reaction, scale up, med-chem, medicinal chemistry, intermediates, drug development, drug discovery, CRO, BSc, MSc, MChem, PhD

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  • Agency: SRG
  • Contact: Faye Allison
  • Phone: 0161 868 2218
  • Reference: J2158031
  • Posted: 13th January 2021
  • Expires: 10th February 2021


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