Research Chemist Vacancy

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated synthetic chemist, with a broad knowledge of chemistry, to join our international team. The candidate will be required to work full-time in the lab, and synthesize, purify and characterize compounds independently.

Our Expectations

  • As a talented Research Chemist at Taros, you will be responsible for carrying out and coordinating the synthesis of organic or metal-organic compounds.
  • You will either work independently to lead group projects or be responsible for sections of projects in a team.
  • You are able to exhibit a high level of safety awareness and conduct safe lab operations.
  • You are able to apply your broad knowledge in solving standard chemistry problems without supervision.
  • You are open to guidance on sophisticated 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 already participated and/or presented in scientific conferences and meetings.
  • You are competent in handling laboratory equipment and developing innovative approaches for achieving specific objectives within the projects.
  • You can independently evaluate the merit of scientific techniques and procedures in solving problems based on your literature research.
  • You have excellent time-management skills to run parallel projects and meet deadlines.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in organic chemistry.
  • Minimum 2 years postdoctoral research or industrial experience.
  • Proven ability in successful synthesis, troubleshooting of problematic routes and delivering of required compounds in suitable yield and purity on time.
  • 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 the interpretation of TLC, HPLC, polarimetry, IR, and NMR spectra of moderate complexity.
  • You are able to supervise laboratory technicians in their routine work.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in chemistry-related software.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn and assist others.
  • You have good English and German communication skills in word and script.

Our offer

  • An open, welcoming, multicultural, productive working environment where your innovative skills are rapidly train.
  • We provide cutting-edge laboratories, a project management software as well as a team-driven atmosphere in order to ensure your achievements.
  • Your salary will be matched with your experience.
  • You will be required to work in a 2-shift system, which changes every two weeks. There is no night shift or weekend shift.
  • Shift timings are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 to 16:00 and 13:00 – 21:30, Friday from 7:30 to 16:00 and 11:00 – 19:30.

Interested applicants send the application, indicating salary expectations, earliest availability, publication list, a detailed description of research experience (like e.g. manuscripts, abstracts or presentations) to

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