Medicinal Chemist, Research Scientist
12 month FTC
Excellent Salary

Contact Andrew: 0121 728 8456

Job Description:

As part of a MedChem research project team, you will work with a high degree of independence to synthesise compounds for biological evaluation and design alternative molecules/approaches to achieve desired outcomes. The candidate will also keep up to date with current scientific literature relevant to his/her scientific methodology or field(s) of technical expertise.


  • Designs and conducts elaborate synthetic chemistry experiments
  • Collates and interprets complex data systematically
  • Exercises solid judgment to prioritize studies, considering feasibility and Project impact
  • Performs advanced and/or complex experimental troubleshooting
  • Scours relevant scientific literature and routinely incorporates new insights into research activities
  • Explores the feasibility of applying new scientific principles/concepts or implements and validates novel experimental approaches and technologies to achieve project goals
  • Independently prepares scientific presentations and presents experimental conclusions for project review

Minimum Qualifications

  • Good Honours degree in Chemistry at BSc or MSc level
  • PhD or post-doc in a relevant area of research, or the equivalent industrial experience
  • Some industry experience in medicinal/organic chemistry

Excellent report writing skills