Research Scientist I – Medicinal Chemistry

October 17, 2019
Rensselaer, NY
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Research Scientist I in Albany, NY 

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
The Research Scientist I/II is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by the synthesis, purification and identification of intermediates and target compounds.  The Research Scientist I/II is expected to demonstrate expertise in both the theoretical and practical aspects of organic chemistry.
Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.

In this role, you will:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


  • Synthesize compounds efficiently using literature or in-house notebook procedures.
  • Purify synthesized chemicals to an appropriate degree.  The scientist will be able to use the full range of chromatographic, crystallization, and distillation techniques.
  • Analyze and identify compounds using a good range of modern separation and spectroscopic techniques.  This will include interpretation of TLC, HPLC, polarimetry, IR, and NMR spectra of moderate complexity.
  • Organize work time so that several reactions are run concurrently.  Use time efficiently to produce target compounds and perform other tasks.
  • Manage workload and time to enable the incumbent to perform multiple projects effectively, and ensure all necessary paperwork is completed on a timely basis.
  • Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner.  Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan.  Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.
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