Apex Molecular - Synthetic Chemists

Job Title:
Synthetic Chemists
Technical roles
Closing Date:

Location:  Alderley Park, Macclesfield, UK
Salary:  £26,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience) and other excellent benefits

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

The successful applicants will experience the full variety of chemistry within YProtech 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 optimization 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:
Previous experience in practical organic chemistry
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
Additional experience in medicinal chemistry drug design or the synthesis of high potency small molecules is advantageous

Company Benefits:
Annual salary of £26,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience)
Contributory pension scheme
Other excellent benefits

To apply for the Synthetic Organic Chemist position, please send your CV to

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.

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