Lightwave Logic, Inc, (LWLG) is a fast-growing publicly listed technology company located near the Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colorado, and we offer competitive employment packages. Our team is composed of world-class technologists. Our materials scientists synthesize new chromophores to technical specifications driven by photonic device engineers. The devices utilize a chromophore-polymer matrix as part of a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) platform, for datacenter and high-performance computing markets in fiber communications.
Lightwave Logic is looking for a creative expert in synthetic organic chemistry and the design of organic compounds for desired physical and optical properties to join our world-class materials team. This position offers the successful candidate the exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development and demonstration of new materials with far reaching applications.
- The chemist must have extensive experience of multi-step synthesis of complex small molecules and state-of-art instruments for structure characterization. The chemist must possess an in-depth knowledge of organic chemistry, synthetic methodology, and reaction mechanisms, especially the knowledge of functional materials such as NLO chromophores, OLED, OPV, OFET. The chemist must be able to perform multi-step reactions to synthesize complex molecules on different scales. The chemist must be able to troubleshoot problems of reactions. The chemist must be able to conduct literature searches for specific target compounds and reactions and be able to use the literature to design the best synthetic routes to these compounds. The chemist must know structure-activity relationship (SAR) of functional materials. The chemist must have a quality-first mindset and the ability to produce highly pure final products. The chemist must have a thorough understanding of modern analytical and spectroscopic techniques and must possess the ability to interpret the corresponding data and spectra. The chemist can work across groups to support the team to reach the company’s goals. The chemist should work independently and efficiently requiring minimal supervision and be able to successfully complete projects in a timely fashion. The chemist must be able to organize work efficiently so that several operations can be carried out in parallel.
- Design and carry out multistep organic syntheses with isolation, purification, and analysis of targeted products. Perform thorough data analysis from test results and design and synthesize new chromophores to achieve high-performance materials exceeding previous materials. The chemist should keep abreast of current scientific literature and discuss these findings with colleagues. Work to ensure that a spirit of teamwork and cooperation exists within the group at all times, and work closely with a team of diverse backgrounds. Record work clearly in e-notebook, analyze test and characterization data, summarize and report work to the group regularly. Exhibit safety awareness, safe work practices, and laboratory hygiene. Assume responsibility for laboratory equipment, ensure that they are properly maintained and serviced, and facilitate their use by other scientists.
- Ph.D. in organic chemistry with extensive experience of synthesis of conjugated molecules, such as chromophores, OLED, OPV, OFET, etc. Extensive experience in multi-step organic synthesis including reaction design, execution, and development of workup, isolation, purification, and crystallization procedures. Experience collecting key experimental and analytical data to support research and development decisions. Familiarity with modern analytical methods and techniques. Demonstrated track record of scientific achievement: publications, patents, key role in successfully completed commercialized projects. Experience applying spectroscopic methods (NMR, LC-MS, IR, UV-Vis, etc.) for structure determination and utilizing various analytical techniques (HPLC, NMR, GC, etc.) for quantitative data collection. excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (Employee and family), Company contribution of $500/year (prorated) toward your medical FSA, PTO and holiday as spelled out in the Company’s Handbook, 401K (Safe Harbor, 4% match)