12 Sep, 2022

Executive, Head of Production

£70,000 - £100,000 yearly
  • CortecNet
  • Les Ulis, France
Plant Manager Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description



CortecNet is a dynamic French company founded in 1995 whose business is centered around stable isotopes and consumables used in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mass spectrometry (MS). These technologies cover a wide range of applications from medicine, health, petrochemistry, food and beverage, to materials and organic chemistry.

Thanks to constant innovation over the past few years associated with massive investments in R&D, CortecNet has been able to competitively manufacture at small/medium scale a wide range of catalog or custom-made chemical grade labeled compounds with stable isotopes.

Innovation in chemistry, in technology and in biotechnology, in-house capability at Les Ulis, France, worldwide collaborations with-leading institutions, excellent, passionate and creative CortecNet team has brought the entire company to an advanced level of recognition within all kind of industries.

CortecNet is now taking a step forward with few molecules for preclinical and clinical applications, and with several highly valuable precursors at few tons scale

We are now looking for our Executive Head of Production.


With less than 20 employees at our site at Les Ulis, half of which are researchers holding a PhD, you are joining the company at the perfect time as we are looking to quickly expand our team in the next few years, including setting-up the entire Production and Process Development team.

We also have small teams in our offices in New York, USA and in Bangkok, Thailand you will interact with as we scale up.



As the Production Executive, Head of Production, you will oversee various projects, from the routine production of catalog products to the development of methods and SOPs for preclinical and clinical compounds and to the upscaling (Few tons scale) a number of molecules whose syntheses have been previously established and optimized at a chemical grade and small-scale by our R&D team and the large scale by our process development team. In this context you will be required to recruit, train, and manage your Production team and to collaborate closely with our existing R&D team and process development team.


  • To contribute to the choice of the molecules manufactured, production planning and budget
  • To keep improving the production processes by implementing innovative concepts
  • To maintain a safe production environment
  • To set-up SOP and quality control procedures
  • To participate to cost-efficient processes to manufacture at pilot then industrial scale (annual production from kg to a few tons) of labeled molecules whose small-scale synthesis were established by our R&D team and whose large scale synthesis were established by our process development team
  • To be in close collaboration with the R&D and process development team to discuss and anticipate the production of future molecules
  • To hire your team, motivate and manage it, including round-the-clock planning if necessary
  • To actively participate to the design, configuration, and implementation of our new ERP production module
  • You report directly to the CEO




  • You have a Master Degree in or a PhD in Process chemistry, Catalysis or Chemical Engineering
  • You have 5+ years of experience in industrial production and process development



  • Team leader: you mentor your team and colleagues and lead by example, always hands-on and ready to support, considering success as a collective achievement.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: you are not afraid of taking responsibility and getting your hands dirty to solve problems. You are ready to grow and create your team of chemists along with the growth of the company.
  • Creative and critical thinking: you like innovation and you know how to deal with unforeseen situations and can mobilize the skills adapted to these challenges


  • You will work on exciting, high-level and challenging projects, in a brand-new modern building equipped with state-of-the art labs and apparatus, located at close proximity to the fast-expanding Paris-Saclay high-tech hub,
  • We provide a dynamic and challenging international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents.
  • We value scientific excellence, innovation, creativity and commitment; therefore we are happy to offer competitive salary and benefits.
  • We offer a very good health insurance and “Ticket Restaurant”
  • For your well-being, you will have access to the nice garden. There are also tennis courts and sport facilities in our street.

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