Research Scientist: Organic Chemistry

Los Alamos, New Mexico
Compensation: $120K - $150K + including bonus/incentives and benefits
May 14, 2019
Jun 13, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Research Scientist: Organic Chemistry

Company: Trait Biosciences

Location: Los Alamos, NM
Compensation: $120K - $150K + including bonus/incentives and benefits



How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter Emily Westermeier, Recruiting Manager, at


About this opportunity:


Trait Biosciences is an emerging cannabis biotechnology company harnessing the best-in-class research scientists in biotechnology and cannabis R&D to change the face of the industry. Through innovative science and human ingenuity, we are unlocking the true potential of cannabis and hemp - creating naturally pure, water soluble, and pesticide-free products for the world.



This is an opportunity to join a multidisciplinary, highly dynamic team working on customized cannabinoid profiles from hemp plant extracts.  We are looking for someone with extensive experience in phytochemicals or drug design.



Trait Biosciences is located in the scientific hub of Los Alamos, New Mexico and draws upon the synergy of one of the top laboratories in the United States. Neighboring Santa Fé and Taos communities with its diverse cultural, artistic and music scene, together with outdoors activities including skiing, hiking and fishing in the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez ranges, offer a unique living and family friendly environment.



Learn more about our work at



What is required for this role:


  • PhD in organic chemistry preferably with postdoctoral experience


    Expertise in synthetic chemistry, phytochemistry or drug design


    5+ years of experience in photochemistry, synthetic chemistry, or technical chemistry


    Preferable experience with natural product chemistry



Ideal Qualifications:


  • Communication Impact - strong written and verbal communication skills with project teams


    Collaboration - team player who can work in a high activity, fast-paced environment


    Problem Solving - ability to utilize the scientific method for critical thinking


    Quality and Procedures - Responsible for understanding experimental procedures performed to assure the accuracy and quality of results


    Self-Starter - Can work independently and able to collaborate with scientists to make appropriate and timely decisions to meet deadlines on experiments and projects