Scientist 1 - Chemistry

Employer
Southern Research Institute
Location
Birmingham, AL
Salary
Based on experience
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

View more

Field of specialization
Biochemical, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

SCIENTIST 1 - CHEMISTRY

General Summary

This position is responsible for providing synthetic chemistry support for our small molecule drug discovery projects utilizing standard laboratory techniques and methods, manipulating chemical compounds through synthetic methods, analyzing research data, providing interpretations, contributing to the development of research documentation for publications and/or providing technical reports, papers and/or records.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing research and technical support to one or more Principal Investigators
  • Participates in planning, designing and conducting chemical synthesis in variety of research projects under the direction of a supervisor.  May or may not work independently.
  • Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and/or technology related to the area of specialization
  • Synthesize organic molecules and performs experimental procedures with limited supervision.
  • Contribute to publications derived from project data
  • Operates, maintains scientific equipment and learn new instrumental techniques
  • Maintains external awareness of scientific discipline through familiarity with current scientific literature
  • Develops resolutions to an assortment of problems of moderately complex scope.
  • Attend technical staff and departmental meetings.
  • Observes appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements and study protocols

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and experience:
    • BS in Chemistry or related discipline and 7 to 10 years of laboratory experience performing organic synthesis; or
    • MS in Chemistry or related discipline and 4 to 6 years of laboratory experience performing organic synthesis; or
    • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline and 0 to 3 years of laboratory experience performing
  • Advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and methods of analysis associated with the synthesis of new compounds.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites Products and chemical drawing programs
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to observe appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding, and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements, and study protocols as applicable

Work Environment & Conditions

This position may involve entry into a BSL-2/3 laboratory environment and requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including:

  • Safety glasses
  • Respirator (varies based on tasks and barrier requirements)
  • Tyvek suits/scrubs or laboratory coat
  • Nitrile and latex gloves (varies based on tasks)
  • Hearing protection (as needed)
  • Shoe covers (as needed)

Physical Demands

  • Ability to perform work utilizing a computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs in performing the work
  • Ability to walk for reasonable distances in performing the work
  • Ability to lift / carry objects weighing up to 20 lbs. in performing the work
  • Ability to pull or push objects weighing up to 20 lbs. in performing the work

Work Environment & Conditions

This position may involve entry into a BSL-2 laboratory environment and requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including:

  • Safety glasses
  • Respirator (varies based on tasks and barrier requirements)
  • Tyvek suits/scrubs or laboratory coat
  • Nitrile and latex gloves (varies based on tasks)
  • Hearing protection (as needed)
  • Shoe covers (as needed)

Company

Southern Research Institute is a not-for-profit research orginization affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a long history of success in pharmaceutical discovery and development, engineering, chemical and biological defense, and environmental and energy-related sciences. With a current business volume of more than $60 million, Southern Research Institute employs 600 professional, technical and support personnel.
Find Us
Location
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert