Process Chemist

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Scientific

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Madigan

  • Contact email:

    Jonathan.Madigan@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/548214

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-01-13

  • Start date:

    27/01/2020

Position Overview

The Associate Principal Scientist within Process Chemistry is a laboratory-based scientific role in which an individual will be required to work in a multidisciplinary environment to solve complex chemical development issues for assigned projects and / or initiatives with limited guidance from a scientific supervisor and line management. Minimum educational requirements for the position include a PhD in organic chemistry and preferably 1-2 years Post doctoral experience, either in industry or academia.

Overview of Activities
  • The Associate Principal Scientist within Process Chemistry is required to complete all technical, procedural and policy-based training outlined in department SOPs and in department on-boarding materials prior to active participation in related work on active programs.
  • The Associate Principal Scientist within Process Chemistry is required to demonstrate expertise in the core chemistry laboratory skills required to support development and / or scale up of chemical processes in assigned projects. Such skills include, but are not limited to, expert use of core laboratory techniques and instrumentation applied to positively impact API drug development for assigned programs, and may on occasion also include competent use of higher end instrumentation or methodologies to solve problems with supervisor guidance.
  • The Associate Principal Scientist is required to independently design and execute core experiments, interpret results, and plan additional experiments in a timely manner to solve assigned problems of high complexity.
  • The Associate Principal Scientist is required to demonstrate the ability to actively participate in the development of new technologies or methodologies, apply as appropriate within the functional area.
  • The Associate Principal Scientist requires active, positive, and effective collaboration within cross-functional project groups and effective verbal and written communications amongst peers to document their scientific work, which may also include contributions to reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • The Associate Principal Scientist is required to document and report results of all experiments in a manner consistent with department practices and governing policies, as applicable, which may include significant contributions to manufacture of API for GLP toxicology studies or for GMP manufacture of clinical supplies.
  • The Associate Principal Scientist is required to demonstrate strong self-leadership, initiative, and the ability to multi-task, is required to play a role in team planning, and to mentor less experienced staff on core functional technical and procedural matters as opportunities arise.

Skillset Required

  • Minimum educational requirements include a PhD in organic chemistry and preferably 1-2 years Post doctoral experience, either in industry or academia; evidence of strong academic or industrial achievement required
  • A minimum of 5 years academic or industrial laboratory experience is required, including successful application of analytical / physical skill sets to resolve complex chemical problems such as those expected within the role
  • Effective interactions in a multi-disciplinary scientific team environment
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Deep understanding of organic chemistry, new synthetic methodologies and new technologies.

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