Synthetic Organic Chemist


Macclesfield, NW

Macclesfield, NW, UK
competitive salary plus pension, life insurance, 28 days leave
Macclesfield, NW
1 day ago

Job Title: Synthetic Organic Chemist
Location:  Alderley Park, Macclesfield, UK
Salary:  Competitive salary & Pension, Life Insurance, 28 days Leave

Apex Molecular, a rapidly expanding chemistry contract research organization (CRO) based in Cheshire, England, is currently looking for Synthetic Organic Chemists (various positions depending on experience) to join our growing contract research and medicinal chemistry teams.

The successful applicants will experience the full variety of chemistry within Apex Molecular including:

  • Custom synthesis projects on small, lab scale up to 20 litre scale
  • FTE projects synthesising compound libraries for testing in medicinal chemistry lead identification / lead optimisation programs
  • Handling and synthesis of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients

They will work closely with our existing experienced contract synthesis and research chemistry teams, and communicate directly with customers to continue to deliver the levels of technical excellence and customer service we pride ourselves on.

Within our labs we are equipped to work on milligram to kilogram scale chemistry and have high quality analytical facilities both in-house and through the site open access analytical laboratory. In addition, with our dedicated high potency laboratory facility we also offer the synthesis of hormones, opioids, prostaglandins and cytotoxic oncology small molecules associated with antibody drug conjugates (ADCs).

Synthetic Organic Chemist skills and attributes:

  • Ideally previous industry experience in practical organic chemistry as a Research Chemist
  • Educated to a BSc/MChem level is essential
  • Qualified in a chemistry based subject to PhD level is highly desirable
  • Experience gained in pharmaceuticals, life sciences or agrochemical sectors desirable
  • Additional experience in medicinal chemistry drug design or the synthesis of high potency small molecules is advantageous
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Apex Molecular  is a leading UK provider of specialist contract research chemistry services supporting our life science industry customers early phase research and development, and initial scale up projects. Founded in 2011, the company has quickly established a reputation for its service, innovation and value. Our customers and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical and advanced materials companies, and research institutes.









About the Company


About us

Apex Molecular is a synthetic chemistry company providing specialist synthesis services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology (life sciences) and applied chemical sectors. The company was founded in Leeds in 2011, moving to state-of-the-art facilities formerly occupied by AstraZenca at Alderley Park in Cheshire in 2015.

We provide fast, reliable, cost effective delivery of laboratory scale chemistry synthesis services for the life sciences and wider chemical sectors. We can undertake projects across the pre-clinical early development phase including multi-FTE collaborations.

We work effectively as an extension of our customers’ teams and bring our skills to drive forward their objectives. Our team is, by design, conscientious, results driven, responsive and adept at finding solutions to chemistry challenges.

We have an experienced management team with collectively over 65 years’ experience in the chemical and life sciences sectors. In addition, we have 40+ years of chemistry experience in our key staff to ensure we select and apply the correct technology solution for our customers’ needs. We pride ourselves on our excellent communication skills and flexible working model to match the needs of our customers.

20 to 49 employees