We are an award-winning, fast-growing and agile innovation partner with a proven track record in developing economically and environmentally sustainable pharmaceutical manufacturing processes for global companies of all sizes. Every day, we leverage our fully integrated process chemistry, analytical development, pre-formulation and material science teams along with our state-of-the-art facilities and refined workflows to deliver perfect-for-purpose solutions that balance timelines and internal resources with maximum flexibility. Our end-in-mind approach enables our customers to meet their ever-evolving portfolio needs.

As the company project portfolio continues to grow rapidly, CatSci requires an additional Principal Synthetic Organic Chemist. to join a dynamic in their Cardiff facility.

Your Impact as Principal Synthetic Organic Chemist

  • Carrying out multi-step synthesis, isolation, purification, and characterization of small organic compounds
  • Designing efficient routes to target molecules of a wide range of complexity by applying modern synthetic methods
  • Designing, leading and delivering chemistry programmes to cost, quality and time demands
  • Writing and presenting proposals for potential clients, liaising with clients at technical meetings, compiling reports to convey results and offer conclusions
  • Bringing scientific excellence to the research and development of new processes for our clients
  • Practical project delivery in the laboratory as project and portfolio demands require
  • Mentoring and coaching junior members of staff

Requirements for Principal Synthetic Organic Chemist

  • A PhD in chemistry with an extensive experience in the industry
  • Detailed understanding of organic synthesis, scale-up and process chemistry
  • Expertise in the use of practical synthetic chemistry techniques
  • Excellent task management and communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of appropriate information technology
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with a clear focus on delivery of demanding project objectives


  • Competitive salary: £47,000 – £56,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday + 2 charity days
  • Company benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to prior agreement)
  • The best team to work with (even if it is us saying so!)

*As an equal opportunities employer, we will provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments in order to attend/ perform in the interview, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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