Principal Research Scientist

Job Title: Principal Research Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J909268_1628260124
Contact Name: Sophia Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 06, 2021 15:28

Job Description

Principal Scientist

Russell Taylor Group is delighted to be working with an award-winning UK based CRO, which has been providing expert synthetic chemistry support for 20 years. Operating from state-of-the-art research facilities in Loughborough and BioCity, Nottingham, UK, the client is a leading Contract Research Organisation, providing Drug Discovery and Chemical Development services to the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries.

The client is seeking passionate and driven scientific researchers to join their drug discovery and development teams.

The client has announced significant expansion plans, which will see them occupy a large, world-class research facility at Charnwood Campus, Loughborough from Autumn 2021.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join their award-winning team and to become an integral part of our ongoing success story. An inquisitive and open culture is actively encouraged at and as a company they invest heavily in the professional development of their staff. In this way, they position their teams at the leading edge of scientific endeavour, enabling them to add significant value to projects undertaken on behalf of our global client base.

Candidate specification:

The client is seeking candidates at all levels and with a range of experience: from recently qualified Masters and PhD graduates in organic and medicinal chemistry, through to more senior applicants with relevant industrial experience in Chemical Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry or Process Research & Development.

For the Principal Scientist opportunity, the successful candidate will need to have :

  • PhD in either Medicinal Chemistry or Organic Chemistry and has industrial experience in Chemical Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Experience in mentoring and supervising junior team members
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to engage and influence senior leaders and peers across R&D
  • Demonstrable scientific drive, technical ability, autonomy, authority and confidence, backed by solid and broad knowledge and experience
  • Ability to adapt easily and take a flexible approach as required and constantly adapt to changing environment
  • Communicates in a clear, well-structured and professional manner with key stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Proficiency with critical interpretation of data and implementation of next series of steps in experimental cascade.
  • Contributes to authoring of technical and science reports

You will be keen to work in a highly collaborative environment spanning Discovery and Development activities, and to foster outstanding working relationships with an unwavering client focus.

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