Synthetic Organic Chemist in Rahway, NJ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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    Rahway, NJ
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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Synthetic Organic Chemist for one of our Pharmaceutical clients located in New Jersey.

This Organic Chemist will be responsible for performing custom organic synthesis to make compounds, solve synthetic problems, and related functions by performing the following duties:


  • Plans and executes various chemistry reactions for compound synthesis (run, work-up and purify reactions)
  • Devises alternative synthetic routes
  • Search for alternative scientific routes utilizing journals and online chemistry software (Scifinder, Reaxys and publically-accessible databases)
  • Loads compounds into the LCMS & NMR; interprets data.  Submits compounds to analytical chemist for full composition and purity analysis
  • Maintain a chemistry synthesis notebook(s) and raw material lists


  • A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, or closely related required
  • Experience in organic synthesis including synthetic methodology, catalysis, and total synthesis is preferred
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Only local candidates will be considered.

***For immediate consideration, please email your resume to with 'Organic Chemist' in the subject line. 

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