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Scientist, Process Chemistry

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Job Introduction

We are looking for:
 Scientist-Process Chemistry 

At Pharmaron we offer:

  • Vibrant and dynamic employment – we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy – our future is strong and exciting!
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself – our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!
  • A great team where we all support each other – enjoy your work – after all you spend about a third of your time here!



  • A minimum of a MSc in Chemistry with a minimum of 2:1 qualification.
  • Ability to effectively contribute to multi-disciplinary scientific teams.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Experience is not a prerequisite, but typically up to 2 years prior academic or industrial laboratory exposure is helpful.


Key roles and responsibilities:

Your role will be primarily in designing and developing novel synthetic routes to pharmaceutical APIs in the laboratory and implementing the processes at kilogram-scale in our state-of-the-art pilot plant facility. The successful candidates will have responsibilities for:

  • Contributing to the chemistry project by performing experiments and interpreting the results.
  • Maintaining clear and accurate records of experiments in laboratory notebooks in accordance with company policy.
  • Working as part of the project team to ensure delivery timelines and API quality.
  • Learning expertise in core laboratory skills required to support development and  scale up of chemical processes.
  • Complying with all safety and GMP guidelines.


Our Company: “We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, solving what were believed to be unsolvable scientific challenges”.

We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.

Pharmaron acquired the Hoddesdon campus, consisting of several purpose built scientific and administrative buildings together with a purpose built conference area in February 2017. The research building has more than 5,000m2 of premier R&D space and houses an established Process Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Drug Discovery teams. In addition, a Formulation Development team was also recently established. The Hoddesdon site has state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard facilities for the development of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Formulation Development (FD) and Process Chemistry (PC).


  • We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits.
  • We offer state of the art working environment on site.
  • We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes.


Why Should You Apply?

  • This is an opportunity for you as a Scientist professional to make a real impact in a highly scientific and regulated environment, demonstrate leadership, ambition and the desire to grow with the department.
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards.
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do.


Pharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal, and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development.  With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 19,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.


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