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Senior Scientist - Organic Chemistry


Oxfordshire (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 5469


A world leading speciality chemical business is currently seeking a Senior Scientist to join their organic chemistry group in Oxford on a permanent basis. As Senior Scientist, you will play a pivotal role within the group and take responsibility for the design and synthesis of next generation products whilst having the ability to work closely alongside different business functions.


  • Provide design solutions to a variety of projects.
  • Deliver robust routing scouting to deliver materials in a time efficient manner.
  • Take responsibility for the supervision, development and coaching of junior chemists.
  • Research scale-up 10g to 10kg with support from chemical engineers.
  • External focal lead for assigned chemical outsourcing.
  • Lead safety initiatives to continue to build on the strong safety culture, deliver risk assessments and consistently demonstrate the highest standards of safety and quality.
  • Development of external outsourcing relationships.


  • You must possess a degree qualification (PhD level preferred) in Chemistry/Organic Chemistry/Synthetic Chemistry or closely related field of study.
  • Possess excellent technical competencies with strong track record and a science background.
  • Excellent organic chemistry background with strong track record of delivering materials to aggressive timescales within a research & development environment.
  • Strong safety focus including networking, communication and a demonstrated ability to deliver high standard risk assessments.
  • Ability to take an objective view of technical problems and address them with creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual, in groups and as part of cross-functional teams, across multiple cultures, on a wide portfolio of projects to deliver value to the customer.

In return, you will be offered a competitive salary accompanied with a generous benefits package and on-going career development.

Job Ref: 5469