Group Leader of Synthetic Chemistry - Jackson Hogg

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Group Leader of Synthetic Chemistry

Job ID: 7946

  • Permanent
  • South East
  • Permanent
  • South East

Group Leader of Synthetic Chemistry
Kent
£40-45k DOE

The Role

A permanent full time vacancy has become available at a leading Pharmaceutical CDMO for a Group Leader in Synthetic Chemistry. We would welcome applications from individuals who have experience of managing teams and a background in the drug discovery industry gained from a pharmaceutical company, biotech or CRO.

Model good Health and Safety practice at all times, demonstrating knowledge of and compliance with company policies. Assume responsibility for health and safety within an area. Ensure that line reports are fully trained in all aspects of health and safety.

Be a productive lab-based chemist; co-operating proficiently with colleagues through respectful, positive communication, recognising the contribution of others and adapting own style as required. Demonstrate a good knowledge of chemistry, ensuring skills are kept up to date. Identify potential problems, choosing the most appropriate solution. Be proactive in problem solving for others, utilising thorough knowledge of chemical databases to optimise research.

Implement management procedures effectively. Demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of the abilities and aspirations of individuals and take steps to develop their potential in line with business need. Build and motivate the team to achieve maximum performance, leading by example.

Understand the requirements of both internal and external customers, including budgetary constraints and the importance of working to deadlines. Protect the Intellectual Property and confidentiality of Concept Life Sciences and that of external customers, including the write up of laboratory notebooks. 

Seek opportunities to improve performance in current role as well as to develop for potential future roles, with realistic analysis of own level of development. Be proactive and highly flexible in adjusting work plans to ensure priorities are met, working with high levels of self-motivation and enthusiasm.

Responsibilities:

  • Line management of a team of up to 7 chemists, taking responsibility for their development and performance.
  • Hold regular, effective one to one meetings with reports. Demonstrates thorough understanding of their abilities and facilitates development. Accurately and fairly assesses performance against the competency framework, including carrying out annual appraisals.
  • Responsible for Health, Safety and the Environment in a laboratory or area; including safety inspections and investigation of incident reports.
  • Monitors reactions effectively using most appropriate method. Interprets all analytical data accurately, identifying unexpected products.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret data from more advanced techniques. Effectively assists more junior colleagues in data analysis.
  • Carry out complex chemical syntheses using a wide range of techniques and support others within your team.
  • Utilise your scientific expertise and chemical databases to generate solutions to problems encountered within your team.
  • Provides positive leadership through effective communication and motivation, demonstrating clear vision and direction in line with the organisation.
  • Recognises others’ contribution to the team and demonstrates ability to utilise varying skills and perspectives to maximise the team’s performance. Contributes to cross functional working groups.
  • Ensure to communicate professionally with internal and external customers.

Skills/Experience:

  • BSc/MChem in chemistry with minimum of five years industrial experience in organic synthesis or PhD in organic chemistry (or related) plus three years industrial experience.
  • Experience in leading and managing teams.
  • Ability to coach and support individuals.
  • Demonstrate an innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a pro-active way.

To Apply:

For more information, please contact Jenna Lancaster on 07360210018 or email jenna.lancaster@jacksonhogg.com

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