Synthetic Organic Chemist

Synthetic Organic Chemist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Synthetic Organic Chemist to join our team.


  • Communicating effectively with your team and show flexibility when priorities change;
  • Preparing customer reports according to specific customer requirements, upholding the highest level of scientific integrity;
  • Showing enthusiasm for learning new skills and will be expected to assist with routine tasks;
  • Responsible for the synthesis of novel drug-like molecules destined for biological testing;
  • As the synthetic organic chemist, you will also need to communicate and liaise with internal and external customers;
  • You will utilise your scientific expertise and chemical databases to generate solutions to problems;
  • You will also need to complete written reports to represent results to a high standard;
  • Custom synthesis projects on small, kilo, lab scale and up to 20 litre scale;
  • Synthesis and working with highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).


  • Knowledge of working to Kilo scales in synthetic chemistry;
  • Chemistry Degree;
  • Amino Acid (protection, de-protection, classical wet chemistry) experience would be a distinct advantage;
  • Independently formulate and execute experiments and other plans of work;
  • Highly organised and self-motivated;
  • A desire to help customers and build a commercially successful range of chemical products;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to self-manage and effectively organise work schedules;
  • Specific experience of synthesis and purification of NFAs or similar molecules;
  • The ability to learn and solve problems in a small team in both business and chemistry.