Research Scientist I/II - Medicinal Chemistry in Rensselaer, NY at AMRI

Date Posted: 11/11/2018

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Research Scientist I/II in Albany, NY 

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
The Research Scientist I/II 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.

Job 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.
 
 
All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness.  Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.

Shift:  Standard 8

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.