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Synthetic Organic Research Chemist

Obiter Research, LLC
Champaign, Illinois
starting at $58,000/year
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

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Must live in the U.S. and be authorized to work in the U.S. 

Position requires experienced chemist that is able to work both independently and within a team environment on a project with minimal supervision and obtain quality results. Responsibilities include adhering to strict project timelines, maintaining a safe work place and to positively collaborate with Research and Production Chemists. The focus is on bench chemistry for both production and research & development for multi step processes.


- Full-Time, salaried, (40 - 45 hours/week ), Monday – Friday typically


- Must have a PhD in chemistry.

- Must live and be authorized to work in the U.S.

- Must be able to work in a multi-cultural team environment.

- Demonstrate problem solving abilities working on multi-step synthesis.

- Experienced in multi-step (>8 steps) synthetic sequences.

- Use of standard analytical equipment (e.g. NMR, HPLC, GC).

- Experience in milligram – multi-gram (>100g) reaction scale.

- Excellent oral / written communication and presentation skills.

- Self-sufficient, driven, and eager to succeed.

- Performs routine and non-routine chemical analysis.

- Sets up and simultaneously performs multiple laboratory chemical reactions and formulating experiments of various types.

- Safety, health and environmental excellence.

- Maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment.

- Chemistry proposals and development.


- Custom development and kilo scale synthesis of fine chemicals.

- Meet product development timelines.

- Sample development and production for specific customer needs.

- Ensure that all activities are conducted in a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible manner.

Desired Skills:

- Experience in milligram-multi-gram (>100g) reaction.

- Experience in process chemistry and process development.

- Strong tendency toward collaboration and innovation.

- Experience with multi-parallel synthesis is a plus.

- Able to perform with minimal written or verbal instructions in a timely and efficient manner.

- Multi-task in a fast paced environment



We are a five year old company in the process of completing our first building and moving in this year. We have one owner, office staff, and 13 PhD chemists currently. We are a chemcial reasearch company producing rare and unique compounds. The company has a generous inventorship policy to encourage exploration and success for the individual as well as the company. We offer 50% paid medical, dental and vision insurnace for employee and family, 100% paid %50,000 life insurance policy for employees, and a cafeteria of other beneift to choose from at you cost 100%. Paid vacation, sick and personal time. Be on the ground floor of a growing successful company.
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