Research Associate (Synthetic and Medicinal Chemist)

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Company: University of Cambridge

Department: C.I.M.R. Division of Translational Medicine

Salary: £30,175 to £38,183

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1553 6949371

Fax: +44-1571 9953857

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Research Associate (Synthetic and Medicinal Chemist). Terms and conditions vacancy

The Alzheimer's Research UK Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute (DDI) is seeking a chemist(s) to join its growing medicinal chemistry team.

The Cambridge DDI is part of a network of world-class Drug Discovery Institutes funded by Alzheimer's Research UK and will prosecute drug discovery projects from target to in vivo proof of concept and beyond for novel targets in the neurodegeneration therapeutic area. This is an exciting opportunity to join this growing institute which is based on the prestigious Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

The successful applicant(s) will have either a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field or a degree (or equivalent) in chemistry and additional chemistry research experience. They will have a flair for problem solving and a track record of delivering solutions to challenging chemical problems. Moreover, they will have excellent communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team in order to drive forward collaborative projects.

We welcome applications from candidates with purely synthetic chemistry experience or from a biological or medicinal chemistry background. Further experience and knowledge of parallel synthesis, analytical chemistry and purification techniques would be advantageous. The successful candidate(s) will work in a stimulating and collaborative environment with opportunities for training and development.

Specific enquiries about the post may be addressed to Steve Andrews ([email protected]).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 5th October 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference SA13232 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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