Pharmaron, Inc.

Associate Principal Scientist - Process Chemistry

Pharmaron UK Limited

Hoddesdon, United Kingdom

Advertising start date: 30th July 2019

Pharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2003, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development, including applications of 14C microtracer AMS technology. With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 6,500 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan and China.

Associate Principal Scientist – Process Chemistry
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Job description
Pharmaron acquired the Hoddesdon campus, consisting of several purpose built scientific and administrative buildings together with a purpose built conference area in February 2017. The research building has more than 5,000m2 of premier R&D space and houses an established Process Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Drug Discovery team. The Hoddesdon site has state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard facilities for the development of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), formulation development and process chemistry. 

A passionate business with a strong appetite for growth and innovation, we are proud of our achievements to date and excited for what the future brings. We are looking for an experienced Associate Principal Scientist who is seeking a challenge, have a desire to support our journey to join our Process Chemistry team.

Job specification
Demonstrate expertise in the core chemistry laboratory skills and processes required, to deliver bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Actively participate in the development of new technologies or methodologies, as appropriate within the functional area.
Effectively collaborate with cross-functional project groups to ensure that scientific work is appropriately documented to support the output of production reports, manuscripts and presentations.
Proactively mentor less experienced staff on core aspects of the work.
Work as part of a dedicated and driven team in a GMP compliant and safe manner.

Essential Requirements
PhD in organic chemistry
2 years post-doctoral experience in academia
A minimum of 5 years experience in a strong academic setting
A record of scientific innovation preferably with a recent publication record
Extensive experience with analytical equipment such as HPLC, NMR, LCMS, and GCMS
A deep understanding of organic chemistry and new synthetic methodologies
Must be able to demonstrate successful application of analytical skill set to resolve high complexity chemical problems

Application
The company offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including a generous pension scheme.
If you feel you are the right person for this role, then please send a CV and a covering letter to hrinbox@pharmaron-uk.com stating reference: Associate Principal Scientist – Process Chemistry.

Closing Date: 28th August 2019

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Associate Principal Scientist - Process Chemistry