Group Leader - Medicinal Chemistry - Midlands

Location Nottinghamshire
Discipline: Pharmaceutical, Chemicals
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Negotiable
Contact name: Paul Mears

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Job ref: BBBH715_1640105614
Published: about 1 month ago

This is a great job opportunity for an experienced synthetic organic chemist with proven medicinal chemistry expertise to step into a Group Leader position at an ambitiously expanding pharmaceutical CRO firm based in the Midlands region. The Group Leader plays an important management role in the team, overseeing chemistry and biology for important clients. The successful appointment will build upon their drug discovery lead portfolio plus experience of high value project management as well as team management, for excellent career progression potential.

Your day to day duties as a Group Leader will be:

  • Managing small teams of chemists, based across 2 sites
  • Overseeing the execution of synthetic projects utilising a variety of organic chemistry methodology
  • Imparting your biological SAR activity instincts (experience) upon the senior chemists
  • Managing demanding timescales, with several projects running simultaneously
  • Working on relationships with clients, and troubleshooting where required, which may necessitate your own lab-work

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:

  • A degree, or equivalent, in a relevant organic chemistry field
  • A track record in synthetic route design and execution in industry
  • Prior management experience
  • A good team-working approach and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The desire to continue a high-level of career development

This client is already shortlisting for the role so I would like you to apply immediately with a CV (Word document format, 2 pages maximum) so as to not miss out on the opportunity.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up six years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears.