Organic Synthesis Chemist

Akron, OH

Posted: 04/04/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 119.23TM Experience:

Job Description

Organic Synthesis Chemist

Established manufacturer is seeking an experienced synthetic organic chemist to join their team!  Work is highly visible in the organization and focused on new technologies.  Management is focused on helping individuals succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Synthesis of new molecules at the laboratory scale with skills including:
    • Determination of preferred synthetic routes
    • Development of synthetic methodologies
    • Lab scale synthetic techniques
    • Standard organic purification techniques including chromatography, distillation, and crystallization
    • Analysis of reaction products and purity using typical analytical techniques
    • Capturing information in a laboratory notebook
  • Reporting results and proposing next steps to the project team and Technology management
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work safely and promote a safe work environment
  • Interact with internal customers to provide technical insight
  • Develop relationships and collaborate effectively with internal subject matter experts

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  119.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree required
  • 5+ yeas of experience in organic synthesis
  • Formal training in general and organic laboratory procedures
  • Expertise in analysis of organic molecules using tools including:
    • NMR
    • Gas chromatography
    • Liquid chromatography
    • Mass spectroscopy
  • Experience using literature to determine practical synthetic pathways and applying learnings to the synthesis of new molecules
  • Problem solving (math/science) skills and familiarity with statistical methods of analysis
  • General computer experience including relevant software knowledge
  • Initiative and the ability to work in a team setting. Clear and effective written and oral communication is essential

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  119.23TM


Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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