Synthetic Organic Chemist Level 3
Toronto Research Chemicals
North York, Ontario
5d ago

Employer : Toronto Research Chemicals

Position : Synthetic Organic Chemist Level 3

Terms of Employment : Full-time / Permanent

Location : North York, Ontario and Richmond Hill, Ontario

Employment Address :

2 Brisbane Rd., North York, ON M3J 2J8

24 Brisbane Rd, North York, ON M3J 2J8

120 Newkirk Rd Unit 19, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9S7

Hours of Work : 40 hours / week

Language : English

Benefits : Eligible for discretionary bonuses and / or salary increases in accordance with company policy. Medical insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, Toronto Research Chemicals has established a group registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and deferred profit-sharing plan (DPSP).

Also, a Maternity Supplementary Benefit where the organization supplements the difference between EI / QPIP benefit (55%-70%) providing with up to 80% of weekly earnings for the first 15 weeks of maternity leave.

Salary : $65,000 70,000 CAD / year

Contact : careers.trc

Purpose :

Complete and be responsible for carrying out synthesis of small molecule targets in the lab with limited guidance and contribute to a safe working environment.

Keep an accurate record of all work with an eye to reproducibility and recording of costs.

Duties : Work Safely

Work Safely

  • Setting up and organizing equipment and reactions so that they are run in a safe manner with guidance from the Lab Supervisor or designate
  • Abiding by health and safety guidelines prescribed by governing bodies and the TRC Environmental Health and Safety Committee
  • May need help in recognizing potential safety issues
  • Keeping an organized bench
  • Keeping up with company SOP and safety training
  • Straightforward Projects

  • Be able to do process development with guidance
  • Contribute to the choice of the correct reaction and / or reagents to improve a reaction outcome
  • Carrying out : dry reactions, separations by chromatography, straightforward distillation and crystallizations
  • May require assistance in interpreting routine analytical data and spectra independently
  • Maintaining a Good Level of Productivity

  • May require assistance with organizing time and daily activities
  • Making good reaction scale choices, possibly requiring input from the supervisor
  • Completing reactions on a weekly basis at a pace >
  • 70% of the company average, including work-up and purification

  • Advancing 2-3 projects on a weekly basis at a pace >
  • 70% the company average

    Keeping Good Records

  • Keeping a notebook that is can be read, understood and reproduced. May require clarification after auditing by the Lab Supervisor
  • Completing paperwork for completed projects is turned in in a timely manner. May require support.
  • Working Relationships

  • Working closely with Lab Supervisor and other members of the chemistry production team to resolve technical with ProjectsWorking with Finished Goods & Logistics team and Receiving team regarding materialsWorking with Analytical team regarding product testingWorking with Maintenance & Facilities Department regarding equipment issuesWorking with Human Resources Department regarding personnel issues and HR policiesWorking with Environmental Health & Safety Department regarding environmental, health and safety issues and policies
  • Perform other duties

  • Performing other duties and complete additional projects as assigned
  • Working on several different projects of varying lengths and complexity
  • Requirements :

  • MSc in organic chemistry, chemistry or related field with 2+ years of industry or research experience (academic experience is acceptable)
  • High-level knowledge of organic reactions and their mechanisms
  • Strong ability to search the chemical literature with SciFinder and other tools
  • Ability to plan, develop and trouble shoot complex multi-step syntheses
  • Expert knowledge in carrying out a wide variety of organic laboratory techniques including, but not limited to, water and oxygen sensitive chemistry, microscale manipulations, modern organometallic synthetic methods
  • Experience performing process development and research
  • Experience in the extraction of natural products and / or photochemistry is an asset
  • The ability to characterize products of complex structure by independent interpretation of spectral data
  • Expertise in developing methods for separating complex mixtures and using fundamental techniques and advanced purification techniques such as ion-exchange chromatography, reverse-phase chromatography, and automated purification methods is preferred
  • Please note all applications must be eligible to work within Canada.

    TRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; promoting accessibility and inclusivity at work and offering accommodation for applicants as required and requested.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to proceed in the interview process will be contacted.

    Recruitment is managed internally by the HR department. Candidates and recruitment agencies, please note your inquiries should be directed to the HR department only.

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