Summary: Responsible for performing custom organic synthesis to make compounds, solve synthetic problems, and related functions by performing the following duties. Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Design reaction schemes to prepare assigned targets with no supervision
Run reactions with no supervision.
Perform various purifications of target compounds
Work-up, isolate and purify reactions independently
Ability to propose synthetic routes
Submit orders for chemicals to purchasing
Maintain a clean and safe laboratory work area
Maintain chemistry synthesis notebook(s) and raw material lists
Provide oral updates as requested
Provides written weekly updates and final synthesis reports to supervisor(s)
Submits compounds to analytical for purity analysis.
Characterize compounds with little to no supervision.
Clean glassware as required
Attend all relevant safety training
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands and talk, hear and smell. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and timely manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Experience: PhD in chemistry and 5 years industrial experience. A postdoc and other academic experience cannot account for more than 2 of these years. A Master of Science in chemistry and 15 years industrial experience required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
Skills: Language Ability: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and co-workers. Write scientific reports and synthesis procedures in order to enable other researchers. Effective presentation of information and responses to questions from managers and co-workers.
Math Ability: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to calculate charges for reactions.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Ability to solve problems and analyze data without supervision
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have significant knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Explorer; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; ChemDraw; Reaxys and Scifinder
Technical/Specialized Equipment: Must be able to use the following equipment on as-needed basis:
Automatic Chromatography Systems
Adesis, Inc. is a contract research organization (CRO) supporting the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, biomaterials, and catalysts industry. It specializes in organic and organometallic synthesis, in milligrams to multi-kilogram quantities. Adesis has a business model of providing clients with organic chemistry services in three areas: early stage research, scale up and development, and specialty manufacturing. We have been successful for over 20 years by taking a different approach than other CRO’s. Our leadership team of scientists implemented a simple approach: hire talented chemists with exceptional work ethics, integrity, versatility, and a commitment to deliver the project/material to our client.