Flow Chemist

Date Posted: 12/06/2019
Application Close: 31/07/2019
Location: Arcinova - Alnwick

We are currently recruiting for a flow chemist to work within an expanding team at our Alnwick site. 

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Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a flow chemist to work within an expanding team at our Alnwick site.


The department of API at ARCINOVA are focused on manufacturing multi-kilogram quantities of high value GMP or non-GMP drug substance to support the pharmaceutical development pipeline.  Successful applications of process intensification and continuous manufacturing technology (‘Flow Chemistry’) at ARCINOVA over the past two years has led to the award of a three-year technology implementation project in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. The project will require the installation of current Flow Chemistry technologies and the development of novel technologies, culminating in the construction of an integrated Flexible Modular Manufacturing facility at ARCINOVA.


The Scientist - Flow Chemistry, is responsible for development, implementation and optimisation of Flow Chemistry solutions to ensure the design of robust, sustainable and efficient API manufacturing processes. The individual reports to the project technical leader and will work closely with the API team, PDRAs at the University of Nottingham and mechanical engineers involved with the fabrication of Flow Chemisrty reactors. Critical tasks involve enabling new chemical transformations and influencing route design. The individual will support API campaigns at lab, pilot and manufacturing scale.


  • PhD in flow chemistry or organic chemistry
  • Post-doctoral or industrial experience in practical applications of flow chemistry (0-3 years)

Key Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Exemplar knowledge of organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated implementation of flow chemistry processes
  • Working knowledge of flow chemistry principles
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Process modelling
  • Reactor design
  • Material compatibility
  • On-line process analytical technology


  • Knowledge of continuous electrochemistry or photochemistry
  • Knowledge of continuous hydrogenation





To apply please email your letter of application, CV and any relevant supporting documents to Jodie Staton.

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