Job Title: Research Scientist
Department: Research and Development
Reports To: Research Team Leader
FLSA Status: Exempt
Research scientists carry out independent research on lipid synthesis, natural product extraction and product purification.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Synthetic reaction setup and workup, natural product extraction, column chromatography, crystallization, rotary evaporation, lyophilization, literature search, research planning and execution, analysis of research results and e-notebook maintenance.
Non-Essential Duties: Lab equipment and chemical reagent maintenance, working space and equipment sanitation.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise research associates and assistants assigned to the chemist
Education and/or Experience: M.S. or Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry with experience in synthesis and characterization.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None
Skills and Abilities: Synthetic route design and execution, working knowledge on NMR, MS, HPLC, GC, TLC and other common analytical methods
Other Qualifications: Proficiency in Windows, Office, ChemDraw, SciFinder and Enotebook software
Physical Demands: Able to lift 50 lb and long period of standing.
Work Environment: Chemistry research and manufacturing laboratory
COMPANY POSITION STATEMENT This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or work conditions associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, Avanti Polar Lipids, Part of Croda International, Plc., reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, change in workload or technology developments).