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Manufacturing Chemists

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Industry: Science and Technology
Description: HFR is a leading, privaletly owned CRO/CDMO company, creating specialist materials to GMP standards and developing robust synthetic manufacturing processes. Our core expertise is in chemical research and development, process optimization, route design, scale-up and GMP manufacture of small molecules for clinical study. HFR collaborates with multinationals, start-ups, and discovery groups within academia and industry in synthesising new materials for proof of concept studies. The main area of business is predominantly in the life sciences sector including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and imaging, however work also extends into other sectors e.g. polymers, semiconductors and fine chemicals. We operate a hydrid business model combining CRO, CDMO and analytical services with collaborative research programmes aimed at the development of value added products.
Job Description

High Force Research is an established research and development company based in Durham, UK.

Due to an increase in demand for several products manufactured by HFR your primary responsibility in the short term will be to assist experienced chemists in the synthesis and purification of complex organic molecules. You will learn advanced techniques used in the synthesis and manufacture of novel organic materials, gain practical knowledge of analytical techniques such as HPLC and NMR and be introduced to quality assurance principles and procedures. As training progresses you will become a skilled member of one of HFR’s manufacturing teams.


  • Successful candidates would normally be qualified in a technical or scientific area which is relevant to the role. This may be through a formal educational /qualification route, e.g. a degree in chemistry or a related scientific discipline or via relevant experience and training obtained through practical application, or a combination of both.
  • Have some experience of gramme scale organic synthesis.
  • Experience in analytical techniques e.g. NMR, HPLC etc. would be considered advantageous but not essential.
  • Strong attention to detail and a desire to learn.
  • Team player.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to manage change.
  • Be eligible to work in the UK.

Place of work: Bowburn, Durham DH6 5PF.

Typical hours of work: 8.00am to 4.30pm but this can change due to the demands of each project.


  • Salary: £19000-22,000 depending upon experience.
  • Holiday entitlement: 23 days with the option to buy back additional holidays.
  • We operate a non-contributory pension scheme.

To Apply

We are looking forward to receiving your application. To apply, please forward your CV and covering letter to the email address: [email protected] If your application is progressed, you will be invited for an interview. How this is organised will be dependent on local Covid related restrictions in force at the time.

Salary: £19000-22,000
Employment Type: Full Time
Contact Information
Name: Stuart Penny