Summary of Position: Design and optimize synthetic routes and performing chemical synthesis of biologically active molecules, including those for animal testing on diverse scales. Develop and implement analytical methods for structure elucidation and purity assessment of chemical compounds.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 75% Design and execute synthetic and analytical procedures for biologically active chemical compounds.
15% Participate in preparation of technical proposals, technical reports, scientific publications and presentations.
10% Other duties as assigned
* The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Required Qualifications: -Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or related field with 1 or more years of research training. -Research publications in synthetic organic chemistry. -Excellent knowledge of modern synthetic and analytical techniques. -Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision. -Demonstrated skills related to the documentation of experiments. -Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. -Ability to work effectively in a team environment. -Ability to meet strict deadlines. -Strong oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: -1-3 years of relevant academic or industrial research experience. -Proficiency in computational chemistry methods
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