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Research Scientist (Ph.D. Organic Chemist)

Avanti Polar Lipids
Alabaster, Alabama
$75K - $95K per year plus bonus opportunity, 401K, PTO, ShareSave and medical/dental benefits
Closing date
Oct 28, 2022

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Applied, Research-Basic, Technical Services
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Job Title: Research Scientist                              


Department: Research and Development                   


Reports To: Research Team Leader               


FLSA Status: Exempt            


Position Summary:


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).



As the Lipid Technology segment of the Croda Health Care business, part of the Life Science sector of Croda Inc., Avanti is primarily focused on developing innovative lipid-based products of unparalleled purity to address specific medical challenges that are not resolved by current technology or drug products. For over 30 years, Avanti has been working with the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industry to provide solutions that save or improve lives. Over the past decade, we have concentrated on developing the lipid components used in Lipid Nanoparticle (LNP) delivery technology to solve the stability and delivery issues associated with mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics, as well as gene editing technology. Avanti’s clients include Pharmaceutical Industries, Nutraceutical Industries and Lipid Researchers.

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700 Industrial Park Dr

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