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Mercachem and Syncom Join Forces

          Mercachem and Syncom Join Forces to Form One of Europe’s Leading Drug Discovery Contract Research Organizations Nijmegen and Groningen, the Netherlands, 28 August 2017, Mercachem and Syncom, two of the leading European drug discovery Contract Research Organizations (CRO), today announced that the two companies are joining forces effective immediately. The resulting Mercachem-Syncom Group, with more than 300 employees and operations in Nijmegen and Groningen, the Netherlands and Prague, Czech Republic, becomes the premier European mid-sized CRO offering innovative best-in-class chemistry solutions. Since their inception in 1997 and 1988 respectively, Mercachem and Syncom have established themselves
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Project ENEF: New technologies and products

The world population continues to grow and that brings all sorts of challenges in terms of water, food, housing and energy with them. ENEF, an abbrevation for energy efficiency is concerned with the latter challenge. ENEF identifies possible improvements to existing materials, systems and processes and introduces them into the market so that they can serve as an example. It is not about small steps. The selected developments make a radical improvement of existing products and processes. They are game changers that drastically reduce CO2 emissions. SMEs are the driving force in this project. More information on this Interreg project
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Job opening: Research Scientist (M/F)

Do you have a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry? Do you have hands-on experience with the synthesis of complex molecules? Or maybe experience with technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing? If so, then please apply for the following vacancy to support our continued growth in 2017:   Research Scientist (M/F) We are looking for both beginning as well as experienced organic chemists with a PhD degree. The candidates should be able to independently carry out complex organic syntheses. Experience in medicinal chemistry or process R&D is an extra advantage. About Syncom Syncom is a leading global Contract Research Organization. Since
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Job openings: Research Scientist (M/F) + Associate Scientist (M/F)

Do you have a BSc, MSc or PhD degree in Organic Chemistry? Do you have hands-on experience with the synthesis of complex molecules? Or maybe experience with technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing? If so, then please apply for one of the following vacancies to support our continued growth in 2017: Research Scientist (M/F) We are looking for both beginning as well as experienced organic chemists with an PhD degree. The candidates should be able to independently carry out complex organic syntheses. Experience in medicinal chemistry or process R&D is an extra advantage. Associate Scientist (M/F) We are looking for
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Vacancy PhD student (M/F)

PhD student (M/F) Syncom invites applications for a PhD student who will work within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization (CORE).” The CORE Network brings together 8 academic and 7 industrial partners from 6 European countries resulting in an unparalleled combination of chirality, synthesis and crystallization training and research covering the areas of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Applied Physics. The research objective of the CORE Network is to construct jointly a CORE Industrial Toolbox on Continuous Resolution that provides next generation tools, approaches and methods to industry for the development of
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Job opening: Analytical Chemist (M/F)

Syncom BV is a leading global Contract Research Organization. Since its incorporation in 1988 the company has specialized in the synthesis of active intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry. Syncom is operating one of the largest drug discovery & drug development laboratories in Europe. With a team of over 100 people we support leading pharma and biotech companies from Europe, USA and Asia with the development of their novel active pharmaceutical ingredients. As part of our expansion we currently have a fulltime (40hrs/week) opening for:   Analytical Chemist (M/F) Candidates for this position should at least have a BSc level education
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New job openings

We are currently expanding our team and have open positions for: Research Scientist (M/F) We are looking for both beginning as well as experienced organic chemists with academic PhD training. The candidates should be able to carry out independently complex organic syntheses. Experience in medicinal chemistry and/or the synthesis of libraries is an extra recommendation. An informal culture wherein room is given for personal initiatives and responsibility is characteristic for Syncom. Owing to the diversity of projects from clients we can offer a work environment with a very wide variety of organic chemical projects. It concerns fulltime jobs (40 hrs/day).
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Dutch Prime Minister Rutte visits Syncom BV

Yesterday, Syncom BV was honoured with the visit of Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. After opening the conference “Building the future of Health” at the UMCG, Mr. Rutte visited Innolab BV and Syncom BV in Groningen. Mr. Rutte was guided through one of Syncoms new and recently opened laboratories. He showed great interest in Syncoms activities for the pharmaceutical industry and spoke to several Syncom employees. Robert Hof, Chief Operating Officer of Syncom BV, commented: “Syncom is very proud Mr Rutte selected to visit Syncom BV, together with other innovative companies, as part of his tour in
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Collaborative lead generation and drug discovery: the European Lead Factory Perspective

A scientific publication released this month in “Drug Discovery Today” (doi:10.1016/j.drudis.2015.09.009) details the results of a benchmark study performed on the screening collection being currently designed and synthesised within the European Lead Factory Consortium. Syncom is a proud partner of the European Lead Factory Consortium. As one of the leading European CRO’s, Syncom has the responsibility, together with academic partners and other SME’s, to develop and synthesise ~200,000 compounds from untapped areas of biologically-relevant chemical space. The European Lead Factory, initiated in 2013, is a 196 € million collaborative venture financed by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and is aimed
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