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Research Group Leader (Medicinal Chemistry), Nottingham, UK

Operating from state-of-the-art research facilities in Loughborough and BioCity, Nottingham, UK, Charnwood Molecular is a leading Contract Research Organisation, providing medicinal chemistry, process research and other synthetic chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries.

As part of an ongoing expansion to meet the rising demand for our services, we are now looking to recruit an exceptional individual to contribute to the leadership and management of our project teams at BioCity.

Reporting directly to the Head of Medicinal Chemistry, you will be a key member of our leadership team; your role will involve the design and implementation of new synthetic routes, supporting the day-to-day activities of your team of research chemists, and liaising directly with our clients and collaborators.

Candidate specification:
A BSc, Masters or PhD degree in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry along with at least 3 years of relevant experience within a biotech, pharmaceutical or contract chemical research organisation.

Previous experience of leading small teams to support drug discovery projects at the hit-to-lead and lead optimization stages would be an advantage, but is not essential.

At Charnwood Molecular we recognise that a company’s real strengths lie in the people that it employs. Our strategy is to recruit the most talented individuals to bring a wealth of creative talent to our team. This is a permanent role offering an competitive salary, benefits and training package, including company pension scheme and medical insurance.

If you have the drive and ambition to help shape the development of a dynamic research-led company located in the heart of the vibrant City of Nottingham, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that all applicants should be eligible to work in the UK.

Call to action:
To be considered, or for further informal discussions, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter:

Required – Business Development Executive, Europe

This exciting BD Executive role requires a committed self-starter who is driven to respond proactively to business opportunities and creatively grow the CML business, specifically in Europe. The role requires excellent communication, problem-solving and influencing skills as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a small but growing team. The role may suit an individual with a technical background, with some customer-facing experience, who is now looking to develop their career with a commercial focus, at a particularly exciting stage of the company’s development.

More info on the role is available by clicking here.

Required – Synthetic and Medicinal Chemists


We are also currently recruiting at various levels and invite applications from suitable candidates with backgrounds in the following areas:

Synthetic Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Process Research and Development

Previous industrial experience would be an advantage but is not a necessity. A PhD would be preferred but we also wish to hear from first degree graduates with relevant industrial experience.

If you are interested in joining Charnwood Molecular, please send your CV, with a covering letter to