CatSci Ltd, based in Cardiff, UK, is an innovation partner to the chemical research, development and manufacturing industries, specialising in process research and development for manufacturing drug substance and other high value materials. CatSci Ltd has extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of chemistry from discovery support through to full scale manufacturing and life-cycle management.

As the company project portfolio continues to grow rapidly, CatSci require an additional Principal Chemist. to join a dynamic in their Cardiff facility.

Your Impact as Principal Chemist

  • Carrying out multi-step synthesis, isolation, purification, and characterization of small organic compounds
  • Designing efficient routes to target molecules of a wide range of complexity by applying modern synthetic methods
  • Designing, leading and delivering chemistry programmes to cost, quality and time demands
  • Writing and presenting proposals for potential clients, liaising with clients at technical meetings, compiling reports to convey results and offer conclusions
  • Bringing scientific excellence to the research and development of new processes for our clients
  • Practical project delivery in the laboratory as project and portfolio demands require
  • Mentoring and coaching junior members of staff

Requirements for Principal Chemist

  • A PhD in chemistry with an extensive experience in the industry
  • Detailed understanding of organic synthesis, scale-up and process chemistry
  • Expertise in the use of practical synthetic chemistry techniques
  • Excellent task management and communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of appropriate information technology
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with a clear focus on delivery of demanding project objectives


  • Competitive salary: £47,000 - £56,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday + 2 charity days
  • Company benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to prior agreement)
  • The best team to work with (even if it is us saying so!)

*As an equal opportunities employer, we will provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments in order to attend/ perform in the interview, please do not hesitate to let us know.