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Sr. Research Scientist I - NMR

AMRI Global
West Lafayette, Indiana
Full-time, salaried + benefits.
Closing date
Sep 11, 2019

Job Details

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 

The Sr. Research Scientist I is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by obtaining, interpreting, and reporting scientific data, consulting with clients, maintaining NMR instruments, and training and mentoring other scientists in the Analytical Development group. 

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:

  • Maintain, calibrate, and acquire data on NMR spectrometers in a cGMP environment; interpret and report scientific data clearly and concisely
  • Solve complex chemical and structural characterization problems with NMR and other analytical techniques such as MS, IR, CD, LC, EA
  • Provide project oversight, client interactions, and scientific consulting
  • Meet timelines, budget, and scientific goals for client projects
  • Collaborate with other scientists on large multidisciplinary projects
  • Train and mentor other scientists when necessary
  • Develop and validate analytical tests methods according to project requirements, and laboratory instruments 

Job Requirements

Qualifications and background to be successful in this role: 


  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field and 2 years of experience (in industry or academia) with NMR spectroscopy of small molecules and biomolecules (e.g. proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates)
  • Experience maintaining high field NMR spectrometers
  • Experience with multinuclear, multidimensional NMR spectroscopy to solve structures of biomolecules and small molecules
  • Experience with advanced NMR data analysis, and MDS software such as XPLOR-NIH, CNSsolve, SPARKY, ATNOS/CANDID, NMRViewJ, CARA, Mnova etc.
  • Self-motivation and independence to coordinate and complete multiple concurrent projects
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Critical thinking and problem solving abilities 
    • Experience with NMR pulse sequence design and programming 
    • Experience with Bruker NMR spectrometers 
    • Experience with Linux OS


Familiarity with:

  • Solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Method development and validation
  • Characterization of solid materials using e.g. PLM, XRPD, TG, DVS, UV, etc.
  • Protein isolation, purification, and characterization techniques such as CD, IR, Raman, MS, electrophoresis, chromatography, DSC, ITC
  • Experience with Agilent NMR spectrometers
  • Bash, C-Shell, Python or Perl programming

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. 


For more than 20 years, as Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI), we have provided fully integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services – all while adapting to the rapidly changing needs of our customers within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries. With locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, AMRI SMARTSOURCING™ offers you a versatile and strategic way of partnering with us that is designed to deliver reduced risk, greater flexibility and a better return on investment. AMRI has successfully partnered R&D programs and is actively seeking to out-license its remaining programs for further development.

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