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Synthetic Organic Chemist

Oxfordshire   •  £35000 - £50000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time


An exciting VC-backed spin-out company working on sustainable solutions to chemical technologies is currently recruiting a Synthetic Organic Chemist to join its growing team on a permanent basis. As Synthetic Organic Chemist, you will play a vital role in carrying out cutting-edge R&D in fluorination chemistry whilst having the ability to design/recommend organic synthesis.

Synthetic Organic Chemist responsibilities

  • Develop and apply a range of synthetic & analytical methodologies to make industrially relevant, next-generation synthesis of fluorinated compounds across a range of scales (g - kg).
  • Tackle R&D challenges and develop new routes to fluorochemicals using the latest technology.
  • Proactively contribute to the high safety standards of the group.
  • Ability to design, recommend and execute experimental work in organic and/or inorganic synthesis.
  • Ability to search and present literature findings as well as experimental results in a timely and clear fashion with periodic verbal and written reports
  • Ensuring the safe and efficient running of the laboratory

Synthetic Organic Chemist requirements

  • PhD level qualification in Chemistry - ideally with an organic focus.
  • Experience working in an industrial R&D lab is preferred - completing organic synthesis. However, academic post-doc research is also accepted.
  • A problem-solving mindset and the ability to think outside the box.
  • The ability to work efficiently on your own or as part of a team.
  • Proven experience with characterization and purification tools such as NMR, HPLC, Mass spec and X-ray, XRPD
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and chemistry software suites (Scifinder, Chemdraw etc etc.)
  • A proven track record high-quality synthetic laboratory work, data collation and record keeping
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Experience in process chemistry

This start-up will pay a very competitive salary - up to £50k.

Synthetic Organic Chemist/Organic/Inorganic/Synthesis/Novel Compounds/Fluorochemicals/Small Molecules


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7452
  • Posted: 2nd August 2022
  • Expires: 30th August 2022

Cranleigh Scientific

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