Research Scientist

Your Responsibilities

The Research and Development Scientist will conduct basic research associated with the synthesis of peptides. He/she will evaluate new reagents and processes applied to the synthesis of peptides; and will also evaluate new approaches to the purification of peptides. He/she will assist the production department in identifying impurities generated during production of peptide APL. With his/her in depth knowledge of peptide chemistry he/she will identify mechanism associated with the formation of these impurities, and conduct experiments to support their identity. He/she will utilize appropriate analytical techniques to confirm the identities of proposed impurities structure; and will have the responsibility for preparing reports describing the work executed, and the conclusion of the project assigned.

Your Tasks

Stay abreast of developing new technologies and production procedures
Executed research projects in the field of peptide chemistry, including but not limited to SPPS, purification, and isolation of peptides
Design and execute projects associated with the characterization of peptide impurities
Produce analytical amounts of proposed chemical impurities
Interact with internal and external analytical laboratory to interpret data associated with the characterization of chemical impurities

Your Profile

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry or
Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry with at least 3 years’ experience
High competence in new trends and emerging technologies in the field of peptide chemistry
Strong analytical skills and ability to solve chemical problems
Experience in different analytical HPLC technique, with extensive experience in RP-HPLC
In depth understanding of MS spectroscopy applied to peptide analysis
Understanding of general NMR principle {1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, 2D-NMR) and NMR data interpretation
Experience in organic chemistry
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment