SciBase Recruiting

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Chemist 1 - Research Discovery (Contractor)

About the Job


The primary mission of the this organization is to discover and develop promising molecule candidates as potential new medicines for patients. The Peptide Chemistry group is responsible for synthesizing and characterizing peptides and peptidomimetics in support of early drug discovery.

We are looking for a strong collaborator and team player who works well with others and is passionate about science and novel technologies to enable drug discovery efforts.


● A temporary position in the peptide synthesis lab within the Department of Early Discovery
● The candidate will be working as a part of a team that focuses on synthesis,
purification, characterization, and documentation of peptides.
● The successful candidate will operate and maintain multiple instruments including
peptide synthesizers, HPLC, LC-MS, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

● BSc or MS in organic chemistry or chemical engineering and at least 3 years of
relevant experience.
● Solid background in organic chemistry and strong synthetic skills.
● Precise record keeping, attentiveness to details, organizational skills and familiarity with
computer/database skills (including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Chemdraw).
● Excellent skills in communication, flexibility, work drive and an eagerness to learn.
● Must be willing to work with potentially hazardous materials, adhering to health and
safety guidelines.
● Candidate should possess expertise in peptide synthesis, synthetic organic chemistry,
parallel synthesis, compound purification (including flash chromatography and reverse
phase HPLC purification) and structural characterization of peptides.

Preferred Qualifications

● In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with solid-phase, solution-phase peptide
synthetic techniques, operation and maintenance of automated solid phase peptide
synthesis equipment

Job Details
  • 40 Hours per Week
  • Informal
  • None
  • Medium: 40-60%
  • Medium
  • High
  • Low

How to Apply - Please Read: Our Process is Different

We've partnered with SciBase in recruiting for this position. If you're not familiar, SciBase is a platform for crowdsourced reviews of scientific publications. Scientists post feedback about their attempts at reproducing existing experiments in the literature and other scientists can read and rate those reviews.

During the application process, you will be asked to sign up (for free) with SciBase and to write reviews of at a few papers that you have tried to replicate, along with any further comments, suggestions, and questions. While our site allows you to submit these reviews under your name or anonymously, you must post (or have posted) at least the following for your application to be considered for the job:

  1. One "Author Commentary" (i.e. additional comments on your own paper)
  2. One review of a paper you tried to reproduce.
  3. Three ratings of reviews that other users have submitted to the site.

If you have not published a paper, then submit two reviews of other people's papers.

These reviews and ratings will be reviewed by the SciBase team and then by us to help us decide on the appropriate person. In the future, you will also be able to use your SciBase account to quickly apply to other positions of ours and other employers.

Getting Started

If you're already a signed up SciBase user with a completed profile, you can apply with one click by clicking the "Apply" link below.

If you're not yet a SciBase user, here's how the process works:

  1. Click 'Apply' below and you will be brought to a login page. Click to sign up.
  2. Following the registration and onboarding process. It should walk you through step by step.
  3. If you have any questions or trouble along the way, you can send a message through the online chat or help form on the website, or e-mail SciBase at
Job Dates
  • ASAP
  • 16 Feb 2021
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