Research Scientist I - Chemical Development

Albany Molecular Research - Albany, NY (30+ days ago)3.0

Research Scientist I – Chemical Development in Albany, NY

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Research Scientist I is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by developing and optimizing processes for the production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

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 known compounds efficiently using literature or in-house notebook procedures.
Purify reaction mixtures by chromatographic, crystallization, and distillation techniques as appropriate.
Analyze reactions and compounds using a range of modern separation and spectroscopic techniques including TLC, HPLC, IR, and NMR
Conduct literature searches for specific target compounds, structures related to the target compound, or to determine specific conditions for compounds and reactions.
Optimize the reaction processes for scale-up by making appropriate modifications of known methods or modification of reaction conditions under the supervision of a senior chemist.


Qualifications and background to be successful in this role:

Bachelor’s Degree with Chemistry major or equivalent experience
1–2 years’ hands on laboratory experience
Experience in following written experimental procedures and keeping a laboratory notebook
Strong written and oral communication skills in order to effectively present information to colleagues, customers, and management


Strong knowledge of organic chemistry and the drug development process
Experience in working in an organic chemistry laboratory
Ability to conduct literature searches and extract relevant data
Ability to interpret NMR, HPLC, and other common laboratory data
Basic mechanical skills as they apply to working in a laboratory setting (e.g. instrument maintenance, equipment set-up)

All interested applicants must apply online. AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness. Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.