Postdoctoral Research Chemist

The Company

Taros is an independent, privately-owned contract research company, located in the Bio-Med Technology Park in Dortmund, Germany since 20 years. Our mission is to provide advanced and innovative chemistry-driven technologies to our customers in the global marketplace. Our customers range from pharmaceuticals, biotech companies and research institutes to construction, lacquer, dyes, cosmetics and aromatics industries. Taros operates state-of-the-art laboratories, employing a competent team of international chemists in the areas of efficient drug discovery, medicinal chemistry or classical synthetic chemistry.

Job Description

We are seeking highly skilled and motivated Postdocs with a broad knowledge of synthetic chemistry, to join our international team. The successful candidate will work full-time in the lab, and synthesize, purify and characterize compounds under the supervision of a group leader.

Our Expectations

  • As a talented Postdoc you will carry out the synthesis of organic or metal-organic compounds. 
  • You exhibit a high-level of safety awareness and conduct safe lab operations.
  • You apply your broad knowledge in solving standard chemistry problems.
  • You are open to guidance on complex chemistry problems from a senior team member or supervisor.
  • You are a fast learner, technically proficient, think independently and exercise sound judgment related to your experience.
  • You are practiced in documenting your experiments and results in a lab journal.
  • You are accustomed to submitting detailed and regular reports about your Projects to your supervisor or team.
  • You are experienced in professionally presenting your scientific results and observations
  • You have participated and or presented in scientific conferences and meetings
  • You are competent in handling standard laboratory equipment and developing innovative approaches for achieving specific objectives within the project framework.

Your qualifications

  • A PhD in organic chemistry
  • Earlier Postdoctoral or industrial experience is a big plus
  • Proven ability in successful compound synthesis, troubleshooting problematic routes and delivering required compounds in suitable yield and purity.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in chemistry related software.
  • You have accumulated experience in multi-stage linear synthesis including processing, separation and analysis. 
  • You can analyze and identify compounds using a good range of modern separation and spectroscopic techniques, like interpretation of TLC, HPLC, polarimetry, IR, and NMR spectra of moderate complexity.
  • You have good English communication skills.

Our offer

  • An open, multicultural fast-paced environment where your innovative skills are rapidly trained.
  • We provide cutting-edge technology in our laboratories, digitalized project management software and a team-driven atmosphere, to accelerate your achievements.
  • Interested applicants should apply to along with cover letter, full resume with publication list, detailed description of research experience like manuscripts, abstracts or presentations and certificates of education.

Position Type: Trainee

From: Immediately

Duration: 1-2 Years

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