Chemist Process development (small molecule API development)

£35000 - £65000 per annum
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 19, 2021
TC 277851 2
Triada Chalkidou
Organization Type
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a German pharmaceutical company, focusing on becoming a full-service CDMO. They are growing rapidly, and for their brand-new site in Middlesbrough, they are looking for an experienced Process Development Chemist, for a permanent and full-time position with high-rewarding salary.

Development Chemist Process development (small molecule API development)

Main tasks:

  • Development of new solutions in line with the business needs
  • Optimization of existing processes according to legal regulations and internal company guidelines regarding safety, ecology, quality and economic efficiency as well as their realization on a production scale under cGMP standards
  • Identify improvements in current products and processes
  • Management of new development and customer projects and / or representation of research and development in multidisciplinary project teams
  • Written and oral communication with customers
  • Ongoing documentation of work including preparation of laboratory instructions and development reports
  • Write research reports and contribute to journal publications
  • Responsibility for process safety as well as control of safety regulations in the laboratory
  • Guidance and training of employees / laboratory technicians

Key Skills:

  • Enjoys working in the lab, creating new developments and identifying value
  • Flexibility to move between and balance work in several projects
  • Comfortable with teamwork, and the ability to direct and work with technicians where required
  • Excellent scientific, analytical and numerical ability
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Disciplined on collecting data, time management and organization - task focused
  • Motivated to learn and develop
  • Proficiency in office software such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required

EDUCATION/Business/Technical Skills & Experiences

  • Studies as a chemist or a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, or related degree
  • Broad and deep experience in modern fields of organic chemical synthesis (e.g. organometallic chemistry, enzymatic chemistry, transition metal catalysis and others)
  • Formulation and evaluation experience required
  • Knowledge of statistical design of experiments would be a benefit
  • Business English spoken and written
  • High level formulation skills, particularly in product development
  • Experience working in API C(D)MO industry, especially for Pharma
  • Writing scientific papers
  • Experience of product or solution development for commercialization
  • Good (practical) knowledge of Standard Analytical methods like HPLC, GC, NMR, FTIR, UV-VIS,
  • Communicative and analytical skills with assertiveness and persistence
  • High level of initiative, flexibility and commitment
  • Project management skills

Apply here or send your CV to me in word format, on or call me directly on +44 207 940 2105 / +49 892 109 3363 for a confidential conversation.

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