Synthetic Organic Chemist

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Location: Northamptonshire Salary: Competitive Ref: ALS 2229

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Synthetic Organic Chemist to join a GMP synthesis team. You would be joining a leading organisation that has over the years acquired great experience in the delivery of a radiolabelled custom synthesis service to clients within the pharmaceutical agrochemical and industrial sectors.

Basic Requirements

  • Degree in a chemistry related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Good theoretical understanding of synthetic organic chemistry techniques and processes
  • Previous practical experience in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Experience of chromatographic techniques
  • Conscientious and meticulous in laboratory and written work
  • Carbon-14 synthesis experience desired but not essential

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as a GMP laboratory synthesis chemist on the preparation, purification, isolations and in-process QC analysis of C14 labelled compounds
  • Prepare study plans to assist communication with clients
  • Prepare draft GMP batch documentation using non-GMP synthesis methodology
  • Prepare responses to QA review comments
  • Execute approved GMP batch documents to produce GMP C14 labelled compounds
  • Discuss and review project chemistry with Senior Chemist colleagues
  • Be prepared to offer advice on chemical synthesis, analysis and separation science to colleagues in the GMP synthesis team

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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