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Research Scientist I - Medicinal Chemistry

Posted on: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Organization: Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)
Location: Buffalo, NY
Description:

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Research Scientist I is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by the synthesis, purification and identification of intermediates and target compounds.  The Research Scientist I/II is expected to demonstrate expertise in both the theoretical and practical aspects of organic chemistry.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.

 

In this role, you will:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • Synthesize compounds efficiently using literature or in-house notebook procedures.
  • Purify synthesized chemicals to an appropriate degree.  The scientist will be able to use the full range of chromatographic, crystallization, and distillation techniques.
  • Analyze and identify compounds using a good range of modern separation and spectroscopic techniques.  This will include interpretation of TLC, HPLC, polarimetry, IR, and NMR spectra of moderate complexity.
  • Organize work time so that several reactions are run concurrently.  Use time efficiently to produce target compounds and perform other tasks.
  • Manage workload and time to enable the incumbent to perform multiple projects effectively, and ensure all necessary paperwork is completed on a timely basis.
  • Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner.  Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan.  Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.
Requirements:
Required:
 
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree with major in chemistry or equivalent industrial experience
  • 0-5 years of industry experience in the medicinal chemistry field
 
Preferred:
 
  • The capability to modify reaction conditions in order to improve yields (design of new or alternate reaction sequences is not a normal expectation, but will enhance the performance evaluation of the scientist).
  • The ability to conduct literature searches for specific target compounds, structures related to the target compound, or to determine specific conditions for compounds and reactions.

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