Synthetic Chemistry Team Leader - North West

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

Contact email: paul.mears@sciencesr.com
Job ref: PM-SNR00022_1619528707
Published: 18 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Joining a firm as they commit to significant CAPEX to establish a centre of excellence in process research and development, this is a great opportunity for a highly experienced synthetic organic chemist with proven industrial expertise (areas considered, such as: scale-up/process chemistry; drug discovery; medicinal chemistry). As an ambitiously growing pharmaceutical CRO firm based in the North West the Synthetic Chemistry Team Leader not only runs the laboratory team engaged in a full range of small molecule preparation, but this position also plays an important client-facing Project Manager role in the team. The successful appointment will build upon a broad synthetic-related skillset moving towards high value project management as well as team management, for excellent career progression potential leading to senior positions.

Your day to day duties as a Synthetic Chemistry Team Leader will be:

  • Managing and liaising between your in-house chemistry team and the client
  • Training, mentorship and direct leadership of a team of synthetic chemists
  • Influencing the execution of synthetic chemistry projects, particularly in terms of innovation in process chemistry, and application of QbD, statistical analyses, etc
  • Managing demanding budgets and timescales, with many projects running simultaneously
  • Working on collaborative relationships with clients, providing costings, etc

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
  • A good team-working approach and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The desire to continue a high-level of career development

This client has started initial screening interviews 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.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

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 four 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.