Research Scientist II - Medicinal Chemistry in Rensselaer, NY

Date Posted: 10/01/2020

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST II-MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY in Albany, NY  AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
The Research Scientist 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 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.

Qualifications



• Bachelors with major in chemistry and at least 2 years  industry experience; or

• Master’s degree in Chemistry or a related field and at least one year of industry experience.
• Chemical Hygiene training 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.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability


Job: Drug Discovery
Primary Location: Rensselaer, New York
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: 10/01/2020
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AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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