CV of Dr Paul Murray

Employment history

  • Paul Murray Catalysis Consulting Ltd, Founder and Director. (From Oct 2013 )
  • CatScI Ltd, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer. (Jan 2011 to Sep 2013)
  • AstraZeneca, various chemical development roles up to Associate Principal Scientist. (Sep 1998 to Dec 2010)

Skills and Training

  • Catalysis including the design of new shorter synthetic routes.
  • Multivariate Data Analysis and advanced Design of Experiments.
  • Organic chemical synthesis and process development.
  • Reaction improvement by understanding the mechanism, kinetics and impurity formation of the chemistry.
  • Situation appraisal, problem solving and decision making.
  • Solvent and ligand selection by mapping the chemical space.


  • PhD Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin;
    • The synthesis of selected heterocyclic compounds as potential inhibitors of O6-alkylguanine-DNA-alkyltransferase.
  • BA (Hon.) Natural Science (Chemistry), Trinity College Dublin.


  • The Society of the Chemical Industry.
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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