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Research Scientist I; Medicinal Chemistry - NY

Company: Curia
Location: Decatur
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


Curia provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, helping commercialize treatments for serious medical conditions. Curia enjoys robust partnerships with leading-edge government, biotech, and pharmaceutical organizations. The Albany (NY) Site is one of Curia's flagship R&D sites, developing robust processes to produce novel medications and supplying drug for advanced clinical trials. The site expects to grow dramatically in 2022 as we help increase, advance, and develop some of the most impactful pipelines in the industry. This unprecedented growth translates into exciting opportunities for high-energy people who are smart, hard-working and adaptable.

The Research Scientist I is an integral part of the Curia team, contributing to our success by the synthesis, purification and identification of intermediates and target compounds. The Research Scientist I 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.



    Bachelors or Masters Degree with major in chemistry or equivalent industrial/scientific experience

    0-5 years of industry experience in the medicinal chemistry field

    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. Curia 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.



Keywords: Curia, Decatur , Research Scientist I; Medicinal Chemistry - NY, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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