Synthetic Organic Chemist


About this role

We’re hiring Synthetic Organic Chemists for an exciting permanent opportunity in our client, who is specialized in providing high-quality bio-chemicals products for innovative research, located in the Greater Toronto area.

This professional will provide, complete, and be responsible for carrying out synthetic projects in the lab and contribute to a safe working environment. Under the supervision and guidance of the Lab Supervisor, you will perform complex organic synthesis, produce complex molecules on various scales.


  • 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.



  • PhD, MSc, or equivalent experience in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Have complete knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry, reagents and common laboratory techniques.
  • 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


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Your consultant, Monnatha Grego is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Monnatha Grego
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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