Senior Scientist, Chemical Development - Indivior

Job Description

Indivior is a global specialty pharmaceutical company with a 20-year legacy of leadership in revolutionising modern addiction treatment.

Indivior is dedicated to transforming addiction from a global human crisis to a recognised and treated chronic disease. Indivior radiates its patient-oriented, holistic focus on expanding access to quality treatment for addiction worldwide. We have a strong pipeline of products and candidates designed to both expand on its heritage in global opioid dependence and address other chronic diseases of addiction – including opioid use disorder (OUD), alcohol use disorder (AUD) and cannabis related disorders.


Indivior is seeking synthetic organic chemists to join the Chemical Development function of the Indivior R&D team to support the development of new compounds in the field of addiction treatment.  The overarching goal of our work is to establish the fundamental knowledge needed to supply drug substance throughout pre-clinical and clinical development and the transitions of programmes to key regulatory filings and commercial manufacture. The chemical development team operates a semi-virtual model collaborating with an extensive network of 3rd party partners. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone can contribute their best work, do their best science and to develop their skills and knowledge.


·       Designing, developing and studying routes to complex molecules.

·       Taking ownership of projects assigned to you.

·       Solving complex technical problems using experience, knowledge, research and advice.

·       Collecting, interpreting, and reporting chemistry data as required.

·       Demonstrating scientific excellence and ultimately disseminating results through scientific publications and presentations.

·       Proactively contributing to the continuous improvement of the chemical development function with respect to new technologies and processes.


Education: A degree in chemistry MMINIMUM

Field of Study: Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Experience: No experience in pharmaceutical chemical development needed for an applicant with a PhD, although relevant experience and/or post-doctoral experience would be a bonus. Otherwise, 5+ years’ experience.


·       Excellent synthetic chemistry knowledge, both theoretical and practical is essential.

·       A proven track record of development and implementation of synthetic routes to complex target molecules would be beneficial.

·       Expertise in purification and characterisation of organic compounds (chromatography, NMR, MS).

·       An appreciation of the role of Chemical Development within the pharmaceutical industry.

·       Knowledge of crystallisation, and polymorphism.

·       Knowledge of basic pilot plant operation and cGMP manufacturing would be a bonus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A PhD in synthetic organic chemistry would be beneficial.


·       25 days holiday plus public holidays

·       Flexible working: core hours are 10am-3pm, as well as a flexible Friday programme, subject to completion of contractual hours.

·       Paid Volunteer Time Off

·       10% company pension contribution

·       EAP service including Legal, Health and Wellbeing support

·       Optional Health Insurance with BUPA

·       Company Death in Service and Payment Protection Insurance

·       Access to platform for discounts on such as gym membership, shopping, holidays

Indivior is committed to providing a foundation for each employee’s success and growth. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

Please forward on any applications to Susan Jeffery – Talent Acquisition Manager, UK/EU at  [email protected]

Job Details

Salary:Price On Application
Location:Hull, Priory Park
Position type:Full-time
Published date:27-06-2022
Closing date:11-07-2022
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