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Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry

Paraza Pharma Inc.

Ville St-Laurent, Montréal H4S 2E1

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is an innovative company with an aim to significantly improve the efficiency of the drug discovery process.

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is a rapidly growing drug discovery research organization which offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment where scientific excellence, innovation and creativity are at the forefront.

Job description for Ph.D. candidate

The Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Development groups at Paraza are seeking energetic, results-oriented individuals with proven track records of success to join our dynamic teams. The successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in modern organic synthesis. In addition, we are looking for individuals with abilities to analyze complex data sets, demonstrate sound decision-making and analytical skills and able to provide creative proposals and solutions to advance on-going projects.  The candidate will be expected to work independently within a team structure, design and execute synthetic routes and troubleshoot when needed.  The key responsibilities of the successful candidates include the following:

  • Design and synthesis of novel target molecules as part of a medicinal chemistry team
  • Collection, analysis and interpretation of data sets. Proposal of follow-up experiments based on data trends
  • Troubleshoot and optimize reaction sequences
  • Participation in multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Prepare summary documents and presentations to chemistry and project teams

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Organic, Bioorganic or Medicinal Chemistry, with 0-2 years of post-doctoral experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated laboratory proficiency
  • Experience with the operation of standard laboratory instrumentation (e.g. NMR, MS, automated chromatography), and data analysis
  • Able to work within a team structure and effectively communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • Proven research track record as evidenced by a strong publication and/or patent record
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and constantly seeking creative solutions to challenging problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

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