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Synthetic Organic Chemist

Knutsford, Cheshire   •  £30000 - £45000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

CK Group are recruiting for a Synthetic Organic Chemist to join a chemicals manufacturing company at their site based near Knutsford on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:
Our client manufactures and supplies advanced chemicals to a variety of industries. They are committed to research and development and now have a vacancy due to internal promotion. The successful Synthetic Organic Chemist will manage the daily activities and projects within the chemistry R&D laboratory. This role would suit an experienced organic synthesis chemist with process development skills, and the company offers a salary based on skills and experience (circa £30,000-£45,000); 20 days' holiday, increasing to 23 days per year in year 2, and then increasing by 1 day per year annually to 29 days maximum allowance, as well as Christmas shutdown with an additional 3 days leave; contributory pension scheme to which the employer contributes 10% of salary; medical cover; and death in service benefit.

The Synthetic Organic Chemist will be based at the company's site near Knutsford, easily commutable from surrounding areas such as Warrington, Manchester, Macclesfield, Crewe, Northwich, Chester and Runcorn.

Your main duties will be:

  • To undertake all process laboratory reactions and studies which support the development of products
  • Recommend / Implement new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress
  • To be a key stakeholder in the process development of products by ensuring productions processes are technically sound and efficient
  • To be of support to Production and Engineering Teams to provide technical and reaction chemistry information for successful running, maintenance, and or commissioning works and projects
  • To undertake Trend Analysis for All Key Product Groups
  • To be a key stakeholder in Production Trials to optimise cost, quality, yield, and output
  • Ensure Production & Laboratory Trials and experiments are fully documented and circulated
  • To be a key stakeholder in development of the Risk Assessment Process for Laboratory or Production Processes and the subsequent training to other staff
  • To be the process development lead for additional such projects the company wishes to start

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • BSc or equivalent in Chemistry - essential
  • Proven industry experience of synthetic organic chemistry and process development - essential
  • HPLC, GC, GCMS, LCMS experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Chemstation and Open Lab preferred
  • Technical knowledge of testing activities and standards within the Chemical industry
  • Understanding and knowledge of H&S procedures such as risk assessments, chemical handling, and confined space entry, etc.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 54025 in all correspondence.

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  • Agency: CK Group
  • Reference: 54025
  • Posted: 2nd August 2022
  • Expires: 30th August 2022

CK Group

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