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Senior Organic Chemist

Medical Devices

Bristol £32k – £35k
permanent Job Ref: 6043


An exciting medical device start-up has an opportunity for a Senior Organic Chemist to join its team. You will be focused on the design, synthesis (including, scale-up) and characterisation of novel target molecules, for nanoparticle conjugation and biological evaluation. You must be educated to degree level, although a PhD is strongly preferred, and have proven experience in the syntheses of complex compounds.

You Will

  • Develop new synthetic routes for target compounds to be used in microbiology experiments
  • Use computational tools, retrosynthetic analysis, knowledge and experience to improve route design
  • Optimise purification of new compounds and fully characterise them (NMR)
  • Maintain detailed laboratory records and keep up to date with relevant literature
  • Design and execute experiments in a safe manner
  • Collaborate with other diverse Scientists and Engineers to create, revise and implement your technical visions
  • Participate in the entire research and development lifecycle, from concept to release for production engineering.

Who You Are

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field with 1-3 years postdoc experience of organic synthesis
  • Experienced in fabrication, functionalisation, and processing of nanomaterials
  • Excellent knowledge of retrosynthesis and route design
  • Proven track record of success in the synthesis of complex compounds
  • Broad knowledge of synthetic reagents, methodology, reaction mechanisms, reaction work-ups and isolations
  • Prior experience working in an industrial laboratory environment
  • Proficient in analytical and characterization techniques (NMR, LC-MS, HPLC)
  • Analytical thinker with good problem-solving skills to overcome technical issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Salary £32k - £35k

Job Ref: 6043