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Synthetic Organic Chemist in Wilmington, DE at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Synthetic Organic Chemist for one of our Research clients located in Delaware.

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
  • Skilled in purification techniques, including chromatography, crystallization or distillation
  • Skilled in standard and reverse phase chromatography
  • Provides weekly written updates and final synthesis reports to supervisor(s)
  • 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
  • Maintains a chemistry synthesis notebook(s) and raw material lists
  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory work area
  • Submit orders for chemicals to purchasing
  • Oversee specialized equipment (i.e., microwave, Prep HPLC) as delegated
  • Participate in project specific haz op reviews
  • Supports facility group in removing/quenching outdated chemicals
  • Mentors/trains chemistry employees (MS Chemists, BS Chemists and undergraduate interns)
  • Provide oral updates to customers as requested
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • PhD in Organic Chemistry.

For immediate consideration, please email a copy of your resume to


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