Organic Chemist

Organic Chemist

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  • Sector:

    Scientific, Pharmaceutical & Chemical

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  • Salary:

    Senior level salary and benefits

  • Contact:

    Johnathan Miller

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8968

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    As soon as possible

Organic Chemist
Chemical industry
Based in Oxford
Senior level Salary and benefits

My client is a global chemical manufacturing business that has gone from strength to strength in the last 5 years. Following continued investment there is now a requirement for an Organic Chemist to join their team on a permanent basis at their site in Oxford.

The role will report into the Head of Chemistry and will be responsible for multi-step synthesis projects of primarily small-scale compounds (g - Kg). Successful applicants can expect to spend about 75% of their time in the laboratory working on projects they will manage, and 25% of their time liaising with customers to understand challenges, discuss project milestones, objectives and results.

The successful candidate will design and synthesise cost-effective, next generation materials. There are also opportunities to influence multiple business interfaces to help deliver the new chemical components the business needs.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Excellent theoretical organic chemistry knowledge with a mindset for industrial solutions
  • Excellent practical organic expertise at a range of scales, particularly 100 g – 1 kg with a strong track record of delivering materials to tight timescales
  • Awareness of cost-effective chemical design (e.g. process considerations/raw material considerations/regulatory impacts) is an advantage
  • Experience of sustainable and/or green chemistry in an industrial setting desirable
In return, my client is offering a competitive base salary, underpinned by a leading benefits package, free onsite parking, clearly defined progression opportunities and the chance to be manage synthesis projects for some of the worlds largest and most recognisable organisations.

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