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Synthetic Organic Chemist: Pharmaceutical R&D
Ref No.: 18-03455
Location: Kenilworth, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Shift:First
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*1 year contract position with additional opportunity based upon performance and continued business need*

The company: Our client is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services and Alliances. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells its human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines, primarily administered at physician offices.

Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required, at least 2 of these items must be met for consideration:

1. Hands-on experience in solid phase oligonucleotide synthesis, purification, analysis and handling using state-of-the-art oligonucleotide automated synthesizers.
2. Broad and strong understanding of synthetic organic chemistry, including hands-on experience in conducting organic chemistry experiments, designing novel synthetic routes, and executing chemical reactions at various scales
3. In depth understanding of and extensive experience with analytical instrumentation, including but not limited to HPLC (analytical and prep), CGE, UPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS, and NMR spectroscopy. B.S. or advanced degree required. 

Responsibilities: 
Under direction and guidance of the scientific supervisor or more senior group members:
1. Execute any aspects (synthesis, purification, annealing) of routine oligonucleotide preparation in a range of scales and demonstrate flexibility and rapid pace in moving across this space.
2. Perform high quality research and execute tasks on assigned research problems contributing to the attainment of defined research objectives. The assignment encompasses a broad range of complexities and program impact, requiring the the individual to provide scientific innovation and creativity in seeking solutions and following through with appropriate experiments. 

Pay Rate: $26.00 per hour
Drug and background screenings required


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