Synthetic Organic Scientist


About this role

We’re hiring a Synthetic Organic Scientist for our client, a chemical manufacturer, to join their team. This is a permanent position.

This position entails providing, completing and being responsible for carrying out synthetic projects in the lab and contributing to a safe working environment. The candidate also maintains an accurate record of all work with an eye to reproducibility and recording of costs.


  • Be able to set up and organize equipment and reactions so that they are run in a safe manner with guidance from the Lab Supervisor or designate
  • Abide by health and safety guidelines prescribed by governing bodies and the TRC Environmental Health and Safety Committee
  • Will need help in recognizing potential safety issues
  • Keep an organized bench
  • Keep up with company SOP and safety training
  • Be able to do process development with guidance
  • Contribute to the choice of the correct reaction and/or reagents to improve a reaction outcome
  • Be capable of carrying out: dry reactions, separations by chromatography, straightforward distillations and crystallizations
  • May need assistance in interpreting analytical data and spectra
  • May require assistance in organizing his / her own time and daily activities
  • Make good reaction scale choices, possibly needing input from their supervisor
  • Complete reactions on a weekly basis at a pace > 70% of the company average, including work-up and purification
  • Advance 2-3 projects on a weekly basis at a pace > 70% of the company average
  • Keep a notebook that can be read, understood and reproduced. May require clarification after auditing by the Lab Supervisor
  • Paperwork for completed projects is turned in in a timely manner
  • Work closely with Lab Supervisor and other members of the chemistry production team to resolve technical with Projects
  • Work with Finished Goods & Logistics team and Receiving regarding materials
  • Work with Analytical team regarding product testing
  • Work with Maintenance & Facilities Department regarding equipment issues
  • Work with Human Resources Department regarding personnel issues and HR policies
  • Work with Environmental Health & Safety Department regarding environmental, health and safety issues and policies



  • PhD, MSc or equivalent experience in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Have a competent knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry, reagents and common laboratory techniques
  • Work effectively with strategic and technical guidance


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Maria Camanag
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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