Sr. Scientist

Denver, CO

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 9.23DH Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Scientist

Mid-sized expanding company looking for a hands-on experienced PhD synthetic organic chemist.  This is a great opportunity to utilize your skills in synthetic chemistry and process development.  The R&D culture here is very collaborative with no big egos.

The duties and responsibilities of the Sr. Scientist will include:

  • Leverage a combination of external literature, internal technical know-how, and laboratory experimentation to identify viable synthetic routes to target molecules
  • Plan experiments and coordinate tasks required to fulfill project objectives. Perform multi-step syntheses of organic and organometallic compounds.  Acquire and interpret analytical data
  • Drive innovation – identify and employ the latest techniques to achieve project goals (analytical and screening techniques, DOE, and flow chemistry)
  • Lead the technical aspects of development for new products from lab to commercial scale
  • Optimize chemical processes for yield, throughput and cost
  • Champion safe work practices and positively contribute to company’s safety culture
  • Proactively mentors and helps to develop other R&D employees
  • Demonstrates company’s leadership qualities, work with a sense of purpose, and is recognized as a driver of ongoing projects
  • Communicate scientific results, write technical reports and present information to stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Support and troubleshoot processes in company’s Pilot Plant and Production Facility as part of a cross-functional team
  • Receive initial and annual training in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); handle and dispose of hazardous wastes in accordance with RCRA, state and local regulations

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

JO:  9.23DH

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, with a particular focus on organometallics and/or synthetic organic chemistry
  • Must have at least 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Solid understanding of organic and organometallic synthesis, including ligand synthesis
  • At least five years of working in a collaborative academic or industrial environment to reach organizational goals
  • Demonstrated experience leading the development and implementation of safe and efficient chemical processes
  • Prefer experience working on technical transfer from lab to production
  • Relevant industrial experience is preferred; experience working in a manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts in at least one of the following disciplines: batch manufacturing, process safety, continuous manufacture of pharmaceuticals or specialty chemicals
  • Experience working with sales, business development, marketing, and/or third parties a plus
  • Understanding of intellectual property as demonstrated via published patent applications and/or granted patents

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

JO:  9.23DH

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