Graduate Shift Chemist

Industry Sector Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Other
Location UK, South East
Salary 25,000 - 28,000



Location - Oxfordshire 

Salary - £25,000-£28,000 DOE 

Contract - Permanent 

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical CRO based in Oxfordshire who are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join their expanding pharmaceutical GMP team. This position is only open to recent University Chemistry graduates who are looking for a fantastic opportunity to step into pharmaceutical manufacturing.

This role is a shift-based position - 12 hour shifts, 7:00am – 7:00pm 4 days on, 4 days off. 

The Role 

This is a role for newly graduated individuals, or those with prior API manufacturing experience. As a Shift Chemist, you will be responsible for


  • Supporting the scale-up production of biologically active molecules, or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) on 20L – 30L scale.
  • Operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of purification equipment, reactor vessels (20L) and mixers according to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Liaising with other departments including QA / QC and process chemistry.
  • Additionally, you will be required to accurately complete written documents and report any irregularities.
  • This will be done whilst adhering to GMP standards, following company procedures to maintain the high safety standards of our client.

Skills and Experience Needed

Suitable applicants will have:


  • Recently graduated from University with a degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Chemistry focused degree (essential)
  • The ability to efficiently organise, plan and time manage (essential)
  • The ability to effectively communicate with both customers and colleagues; both written and verbally (essential)
  • The ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks (essential)
  • A large sense of accountability (essential)
  • A get-up and go attitude (essential)
  • An understanding of GMP and regulations within the pharmaceutical industry (desired)
  • Understanding of GC-MS, HPLC, NMR etc (desired)

The Package

Being a leading pharmaceutical CRO, our client is offering the chance to be part of a growing organisation on a permanent basis, with a competitive salary and generous shift allowance.

For additional information or to submit an application please contact Charlie Cox on 07903 204577 or email your CV to

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