Research Technician

California, United States
11 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

This is a full-time, temporary position involving chemical biology in the Ondrus lab ( The successful candidate will contribute to a project focused on synthesis of complex small molecule probes. 100% effort will be dedicated to lab work involving organic synthesis and characterization.

Job Duties

  • Demonstrate expertise in synthetic organic chemistry, including mechanisms, methods, and recent literature.
  • Perform standard and specialized reactions in organic chemistry to prepare milligram to multigram quantities of material.
  • Purify organic compounds using chromatography (manual and automated), crystallization, distillation, etc.
  • Fully characterize stereochemically complex molecules using 1D and 2D NMR, HRMS, UV-Vis, etc.
  • Design/optimize multi-step synthetic routes and devise alternative strategies to overcome challenges.
  • Maintain lab instruments including Combiflash, vacuum pumps, lyophilizer, etc.
  • Oversee lab safety protocols and hazardous waste management.
  • Participate in weekly meetings and present research summaries.
  • Contribute writing patents, scientific presentations, and publications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • 5+ years of lab research experience.
  • Ability to keep accurate, organized records and maintain an electronic notebook.
  • Ability to clearly catalog, archive, and store samples.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the lab.
  • Ability to meet agreed-upon deadlines, manage time effectively, and work efficiently.
  • Ability to maintain a clean lab bench and participate in standard lab upkeep.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names of 2-3 references