Date added

19.10.21

Development Chemist

  • Department: Development
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Development Chemist to join our PR&D Team.

    As a Development Chemist, you will optimise synthetic procedures and design processes for the production of pharmaceutical intermediates on a kg-ton scale. This role is lab based and requires a good understanding of practical synthetic organic chemistry and an enthusiasm for lab.

    You will be working on chemical processes, optimising reaction conditions and work-up procedures in pre-defined synthetic routes to improve product purity & yield, process robustness, process understanding and process safety.

  • Main duties/ Responsibilities

    • Carry out practical organic chemistry experiments
    • Design experiments with clear aims, ultimately creating elegant and efficient processes to support manufacturing at kg-ton scale
    • Responsible for all ongoing documentation of work. Ensure project documentation is completed to a level suitable for external examination
    • Interact with Analytical and QC personnel regularly and plan your work to meet project goals within required timeframes
    • Responsible for optimisation of existing processes according to legal regulations and internal company guidelines
    • Assisting the continuous improvement culture of the business
    • To keep up to date with current practices and relevant scientific progress pertinent to the practice of chemistry
    • Support problem solving when issues arise
    • Work closely with the Project Chemists and Team Leader to ensure that individual and company performance targets are met
    • To work in a clean, safe and tidy manner adhering to company policy on 5S
    • Adhere to company safety policies and influence safe working practice

     Requirements

    • Minimum requirement of Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Chemistry
    • Relevant practical lab skills
    • Experience of chemical process development and support to scale up
    • Awareness of a range of analytical techniques
    • Develop process understanding of multiple stages of chemistry
    • Drive continuous improvement to reduce waste, improve yield or improve quality
    • Good collaboration skills
    • Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Strong communication (verbal and written)
    • Good information management (recording of experiments and results)

    Benefits

    • A dynamic work environment
    • Interesting possibilities to expand your technical knowledge
    • Competitive salary + benefits
  • CARBOGEN AMCIS is a leading service provider in the area of product and process development, including the commercial production of active ingredients for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. We have 4 facilities across Switzerland (Aarau, Hunzenschwil, Bubendorf, and Vionnaz), as well as locations in Riom (FR), Manchester (UK), Shanghai (CN) and Veenendaal (NL). Our success is based on the high professional and personal competence of our employees. Learn more about careers opportunities at CARBOGEN AMCIS at: www.carbogen-amcis.com/careers

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Alternatively, please send your C.V. & cover letter detailing the job reference, to:
CARBOGEN AMCIS AG
303 Clayton Lane
Manchester M11 4SX
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 161 223 3344