Research Lead

Location: Kent Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: Life Sciences Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Chris Vowles

Research Leader - Organic Chemistry - CRO

On behalf of one of my CRO Clients I am recruiting for a permanent full time opportunity for a Research Leader at its Hertfordshire site, reporting to the Head of Medicinal Chemistry. I am looking for individuals with a background in the drug discovery industry gained from within a pharmaceutical company, biotech or CRO.

Your duties:

  • Highly skilled organic chemistry experimentalist able to perform challenging syntheses and purifications. Gives expert guidance and mentoring in experimental techniques to more junior colleagues when required
  • Collaboration with both internal and external groups to enable smooth running of medicinal chemistry programmes
  • Project management of customers medicinal chemistry programmes and oversees other customers medicinal chemistry programmesÂ
  • As part of the management team will work closely with the sales and marketing team providing technical support when interacting with customers
  • Responsibilities also include driving continuous improvement initiatives (particularly focusing on chemistry and medicinal chemistry), H and S leadership and accountability, recruitment and external presentation of science

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • PhD or degree in chemistry plus relevant experience in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry
  • Considerable experience in the drug discovery industry gained from within a pharmaceutical company, biotech or CRO
  • Proven track record in leading medicinal chemistry programmes within a pharmaceutical company, biotech or CRO

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