Research Scientist I - Chemical Development

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

Job Description


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. 

Job Requirements

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.

Shift:  Standard 8

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About Us

For more than 20 years, AMRI has provided integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services – all while adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries.

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