Manufacturing Chemist/Scientist

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Manufacturing Chemist/Scientist
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: TBC
Ref No: HRJOB6406
Business Unit: Sciences
Location: Edinburgh Technopole, Nr Penicuik, Edinburgh
Open To: Internal and External Candidates may apply

The Company
Almac Sciences (Scotland) focuses on manufacturing high quality peptides for the pharmaceutical research industry. Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

The Role
The field of personalised cancer vaccines is rapidly growing and incredibly exciting. The treatment strategy harnesses a patient’s immune system to fight their cancer. The patient’s immune system is stimulated by the administration of an antigenic peptide-based vaccine, the peptide drugs produced are completely personalised – ie they are each manufactured on a one-off basis and only used to treat an individual patient.

This is an exciting new field and a new venture for Almac. We are aiming to build a team of high calibre manufacturing staff to produce, test and release these personalised drugs.  Working as part of the High Throughput GMP Manufacturing team based in our Edinburgh Technopole facility, you will be responsible for

  • Lab-scale production of peptides by solid phase chemical synthesis
  • Purification and analysis of peptides for despatch to customers

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry, you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group. As such, the role would suit a candidate in the early stages of their career looking to further develop their knowledge and expertise in the ever-evolving field of peptide manufacturing.

Essential Criteria

  • GCSE (or equivalent) passes, grades A-C, in Mathematics and English Language
  • Bachelors or Masters Level Degree in Chemistry, a Life Sciences or a Physical science
  • Excellent practical laboratory skills

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Bachelors or Masters Level Degree in Chemistry
  • Previous experience in a GMP regulated environment.
  • Familiarity with modern analytical techniques e.g. HPLC, MS


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Annual bonus
  • Employee recognition programme
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield health benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply
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Closing Date
17th May 2021 at 10:00 hours

  • Permanent
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing date: Monday 17 May 2021
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