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PhD Organic Chemist

PTC Therapeutics, Inc
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Closing date
Sep 10, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biotechnical, Organic, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Ph.D. Organic Chemist contributes to PTC’s drug discovery efforts by synthesizing small molecules in support of internal lead optimization programs. The Ph.D. Organic Chemist is responsible for independently planning and executing synthetic organic chemistry protocols to efficiently obtain desired targets for biological assays. The selected candidate will also be responsible for interpreting and communicating experimental results to his/her supervisor and the project team.

Primary duties/responsibilities:

  • With guidance from the advisor plans, initiates, and executes synthetic organic chemistry experiments and interprets and communicates results as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories related to synthetic organic chemistry.


  • Develops and applies medicinal chemistry knowledge and skills


  • Presents findings internally to cross-functional teams.


  • Participates in the development and writing of patent applications


  • Abides by all safety and regulatory guidelines.


  • Maintains a detailed laboratory notebook.


  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


* Minimum level of education and years of relevant work experience.

  • Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline preferably in Organic Chemistry with at least 0-2 years’ post-doctoral or Industry experience.


* Special knowledge or skills needed and/or licenses or certificates required.

  • A broad range of synthetic organic chemistry knowledge including – Planning multi-step synthetic protocols and Transition metal catalysis


  • Strong communication skills


  • Ability to work collaboratively under direct supervision, in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment.


  • Excellent planning, organization, and time management skills



****Note: Please include a detailed summary of your research in addition to your resume********

****Applications not including a detailed research summary will not be considered************


To Apply

  • Go to
  • Select “Careers”
  • Select “View Open Positions”
  • Select “PhD Organic Chemist” (R1906) and follow application instructions


PTC Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of orally-administered, proprietary small molecule drugs that target post-transcriptional control processes. While PTC’s discovery programs are directed at targets in multiple therapeutic areas, PTC is focusing particularly on the development and commercialization of treatments for orphan and ultra-orphan disorders. Post-transcriptional control processes regulate the rate and timing of protein production and are essential to proper cellular function. PTC’s internally-discovered pipeline addresses multiple therapeutic areas, including neuromuscular disorders, oncology and infectious diseases. For more information on the company, please visit our website ​ For information regarding career opportunities and available positions, please visit

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South Plainfield
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