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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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

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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