Based: BioCity, Glasgow
£Competitive + attractive benefits and possible relocation allowance
Permanent, full time
Discover a better future
Are you an experienced synthetic chemist looking to develop your career within a highly respected, people-orientated drug discovery company, whilst having a flexible, work-life balance situated in the beautiful and diverse culture of Scotland?
Here at BioAscent, we’re rapidly growing due to the success of our people. We’re growing because we’re passionate about science and our customers like who we are and what we do.
We currently have opportunities for experienced synthetic organic and medicinal chemists with team leadership skills to join us in our continued growth and success.
Working with innovative research companies from pharma and biotech to academic organisations from across the globe, you’ll apply and develop your synthetic chemistry skills at the cutting edge of scientific research to help our customers discover innovative medicines.
As a Team Leader you’ll lead and mentor a small, multi-disciplinary team of talented chemists, designing, planning and executing complex synthetic routes for customer drug discovery projects. All projects are varied, and you’ll collaborate and help solve challenging problems with our customers, from hit identification through to preclinical and clinical candidates across all biological target classes and major therapeutic indications.
This is a laboratory-based role where you will spend a significant amount of time at the bench.
Our growth brings with it the opportunity to learn and develop, and we foster an environment where you can flourish and further your career. It’s not just about working at the bench but for those who want to, can also grow to lead projects and be involved in commercial decisions and proposals.
As a passionate and driven synthetic bench chemist, you should have:
- A PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry with 5+ years’ drug discovery experience within a customer, project-led environment. We’ll also consider a BSc/MSc with 8+ years’ relevant industry experience
- Expertise in the design and preparation of drug-like molecules using all appropriate modern methods for organic synthesis, analysis, and purification
- The ability to run spectroscopic and chromatographic methods such as LC-MS and NMR to demonstrate purity and identity of samples
- Proven experience in leading and mentoring team members to achieve their goals and deliver on the business needs
What we offer
Our most valuable asset is our people, and we are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative environment within BioAscent. As a key member of the chemistry team, you’ll have the opportunity to shape your own career as part of our Career Engagement Review process. This can include both on-site initiatives such as continuous learning and bespoke training through recognised external experts and programmes.
In addition, we offer a highly competitive salary which is reviewed annually, pension, life insurance. flexible working hours and a possible relocation allowance.
Who we are
Founded in 2013, BioAscent is a highly respected, successful and award-winning provider of integrated drug discovery CRO services based in state-of-the-art laboratories at BioCity Glasgow in Newhouse, Scotland. Our integrated drug discovery services include de novo assay development, compound screening, medicinal and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry and compound management.
BioAscent has undergone a period of sustained growth and now employs a team of over seventy. To find out why people choose to join and stay with BioAscent please visit our Careers Page.
Quality of life
Great science, team and laboratory environment are a given at BioAscent, but for work-life balance being based in Scotland is hard to beat. Situated a short distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and easy access to the beauty of Scottish lochs, islands, and mountains, we have the best of both worlds.
If you’re looking for a new role where you’ll work with a highly experienced team of chemists, a place where you’ll feel appreciated within an all-inclusive environment, offering opportunities to develop your career but also maintain a great work-life balance, we’d love to hear from you.
How to apply
Please send your CV and covering letter via the ‘Apply’ link below.
Interviews will be carried out on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply early.
Please provide confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK. We can consider sponsoring potential employees with relevant experience and qualifications under a Skilled Worker visa.