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Scientist III, Chemistry

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:

When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, developing tests for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

US – South San Francisco, CA

Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?

Our Organic and Oligo Chemistry R&D team designs and synthesizes highly functionalized small molecules for evaluation in various R&D projects for new product development in Genetic Sciences Division. In this role you will be responsible for design, synthesis and characterization of small molecules containing various functional groups.

What will you do?

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of small molecules with various functional groups
  • Development and optimization of synthesis process for potential transfer to manufacturing
  • Purification, analysis and characterization of products with HPLC, NMR and MS
  • Participation in team and problem-solving meetings
  • Present results in project team meeting

How will you get here?


Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with 0-5 years of academic and/or industrial experience in design and synthesis of small molecules with various functional groups.


  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing and optimizing synthesis of organic compounds
  • Demonstrated skill in synthetic methodology development and multistep synthesis
  • Experience with fluorescent dyes is a plus, but not necessary
  • Hands-on experience on characterization of compounds by NMR, MS and other analytical techniques.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively
  • Ability to troubleshoot synthesis and purification problems
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, South San Francisco , Scientist III, Chemistry, Other , South San Francisco, California

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