HFR are Looking for Three Research Chemists

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Research Chemist

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Title Research Chemist
Employer Name High Force Research Ltd
Location NETPark, Sedgefield
Vacancy Full Description High Force Research (HFR) is a chemistry orientated service provider offering a partnership approach to quality driven chemical innovation. Established in 1988, we have built a solid reputation recognised for our R&D flexibility and innovative approach to complex and challenging projects.

Our core expertise is in chemical research and development, process optimisation, route design, scale-up and GMP manufacture of small molecules for clinical study. We collaborate with multinationals, start-ups, and discovery groups across academia and industry in synthesising new materials for proof of concept studies. Operating predominantly in the life sciences sector, our interests include pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, synthetic biology, diagnostics and imaging, however, work also extends into other sectors e.g. polymers, semiconductors and fine chemicals.

Having secured significant new business for 2022, we’re looking for three talented and motivated Research Chemists and a Senior Research Chemist to join our dedicated Research and Development team, with a focus on delivering successful projects for our customers.

Utilising your expert chemical knowledge, you’ll deliver on synthetic chemistry programmes by developing, optimising and scaling new processes, furnishing novel molecules that meet our customers key quality attributes.

You’ll build relationships across our company, collaborators and customers through participation in project meetings, collaborative research events and technical report writing. You’ll be encouraged to attend key professional development events so that your skills are continually refreshed, adding value to all of the projects you work on.


 Candidate Details
Required A motivation to deliver success on every project undertaken.

The ability and enthusiasm to solve complex problems. A never give up attitude.

A PhD with a focus on chemical synthesis.

Prior experience of working in a similar role.

An expansive understanding and practical experience across different synthetic methodologies.

A sound knowledge of practical analytical techniques.

Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.

The ability to build and maintain relationships and work well within a team.

Eligible to work within the UK.

Preferred Experience of taking projects from early development through to proof of concept (mg to kg development).

Previous experience of working in a quality-controlled environment.

An interest in the application of emerging technologies within a contract research setting.

Interested candidates should apply in writing by Email enclosing a CV and covering letter to the Head of Research, Dr Neil Sim, at neilsim@highforceresearch.com or Jane Klotz, HR Manager, at janeklotz@highforceresearch.com

If you have not been contacted within 21 days, then, unfortunately, the application has not been successful.

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