Organic Synthetic Chemist / Process Development Chemist


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Job Ref: J22800
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals
Date Added: 20 July 2017
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
  • £28,000 - £30,000 per Annum
  • Nathan Fairhurst
  • 0161 868 2200

Organic / Process Chemist based in Manchester

Title Organic Synthetic Chemist / Process Development Chemist

Location Manchester

Salary £28,000 - £30,000

SRG are working exclusively with an innovative, industry leading organisation, specialising in the production of unique additives for the polymer industry. Leading the way in the synthesis of novel compounds which enhance the longevity, durability & application of a range of polymer products, they are now hiring for an experienced Organic Synthetic Chemist to join their state of the art R&D site based in Manchester.

Benefits: Working with a market leading company in their state of the art facilities, this role will offer a varied challenge with the ability to self-manage as well as genuine progression prospects.

Role / Description

As part of a small, specialist team, this role will work autonomously focusing on conducting synthetic experimentations to:

  • Develop & optimise manufacturing processes for new & existing products.
  • Identify critical reaction parameters which will affect the final product quality & yield.
  • Analysis of final products using HPLC, GC, NMR & assorted wet chemical techniques.
  • Self-managing long term projects, ensuring timely delivery.
  • Producing detailed reports


  • A degree or equivalent / higher qualification in Chemistry.
  • A proven background in Organic Synthetic chemistry.
  • A strong knowledge of process / scale up chemistry.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Eligible to work within the UK

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading company at the top of their field, at their state of the art facilities in Manchester.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Nathan on 0161 868 2227

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Keywords: Organic synthesis, Process development, Process optimisation, Process chemistry, Scale up

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.