Synthetic Organic Chemist

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 16 hours ago

Reference 1389004

 Job Description

Working as part of the Chemistry team based in Craigavon, you will perform high quality synthetic chemistry for our clients to agreed timelines.

Synthetic Organic Chemist

Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: TBC
Ref No: HRJOB4586/1
Business Unit: Almac Sciences
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal & External Candidates (Please note this is a re-advertisement, if you have applied for this position within the past 6 months, we will be unable to accept your application at this time)

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 
Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.
Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role
Working as part of the Chemistry team based in Craigavon, you will perform high quality synthetic chemistry for our clients to agreed timelines. You will carry out contract research projects, gram scale synthesis and process development prior to the synthesis of larger amounts of the target molecules. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team you will plan carefully, carry out work safely and document and communicate methods and results accurately.

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree or PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry or other closely related discipline
  • Practical laboratory experience of the organic synthesis and analysis from either university studies or previous industrial placements 
  • Demonstrate scientific excellence, attention to detail and a passion for chemistry with good experience of literature searching tool
  • Previous experience of the synthesis and analysis of organic molecules using multistep reaction sequences

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Postgraduate Qualification i.e. MSc, PhD or equivalent in organic chemistry, chemistry or closely related discipline


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Childcare vouchers (including early return bonus)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield health benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply
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Closing Date
26th February 2019 at 17.00 hours