Analytical Chemist for lab automation startup - San Diego, California United States - 37840


Job #: 37840
Title: Analytical Chemist for lab automation startup
Job Location: San Diego, California - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: stock, benefits, bonud
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Our client is a leader in the world of automated research laboratories, and they're working with the top pharmaceutical companies on drug research.  Their technology platform allows the drug discovery research to happen faster and accurately.  They are growing and hiring analytical chemists with experience building and managing these high tech laboratories.


  • Experience with Agilent Chemstation and MassHunter, Thermo Xcalibur, CTC Analytics software and small molecule purification/isolation using liquid handling robotics, and reversed phase analytical and preparative mass guided chromatography.

  • Experience with Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and sample workup and preparation of crude synthetic reactions (normal & reverse-phase) up to multi-milligram scale.

  • Experience in NMR spectroscopy and analysis in support of small molecule structure verification. Familiarity with Bruker automation and MestreLab MNova software is desirable. Experience with laboratory automation including liquid handlers, robotic arms, and the calibration and maintenance of the equipment.

  • Expertise with analytical techniques used for the identification and characterization of pharmaceutical compounds.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously Provide new options for the continuous development of processes and chromatographic methodologies that will improve the productivity, timeliness and scientific impact of analytical support.

  • Work as a team with other analytical chemists, synthetic chemists, automation engineers, external collaborators, resources and data management groups.

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures, instrument maintenance and testing plans Recommend process controls by identifying problems and assist in writing module operations procedures

  • Coordinate service by vendors and internal on various pieces of lab equipment ensuring equipment is properly maintained and functioning

  • Oversee lab safety and regulatory compliance, including tracking of chemicals and hazardous waste

  • Conduct routine lab inspections and ensure safety and best practices training as well as best practices for all lab personnel

  • Maintain a well-organized, best-in-class lab environment

  • Maintain EHS and MSDS compliance

  • Assist project teams with ongoing operational needs

  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary or assigned to assist Operations Support daily office activities including coordination of onsite visitors

  • Contribute to Research and Development Effectiveness

  • Encourage sharing diverse perspectives during technical discussions

  • Generate novel ideas or methods to resolve technical problems

  • Reorganize or reinterpret existing data or information to develop new initiatives



  • Master of Science in Analytical organic chemistry or a related area, at least five years of relevant industrial experience in a drug discovery laboratory.

  • Proven hands on experience with additional modern characterization instrumentation from a variety of manufacturers and demonstrated problem solving ability

  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting software and hardware from analytical instrumentation

  • Demonstrated commitment to individual laboratory productivity in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience working as part of a diverse team

  • A passion for new automation technologies for chemistry and drug discovery

You May Have

  • Demonstrated experience leading, managing, and/or mentoring in a lab environment Deep interest in learning and leveraging advanced synthetic and analytical techniques Exceptional proficiency with oral and written communication

  • Experience working with automated chemical instrumentation such as the Agilent RapidFire,

  • Experience working on medicinal chemistry projects

  • Desire to work with automation and next generation solutions

University - Master's Degree


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