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Associate Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry

Job type: Permanent Full Time
Region: Technoparc Montréal (Ville St-Laurent)

Paraza Pharma, Inc.

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is a fast-growing pharmaceutical research company offering a dynamic and collaborative work environment where scientific excellence, innovation and creativity are at the forefront. Here, diversity, new points of view and a creative spirit are valued and considered as real assets. We provide our employees with ongoing support, training and development opportunities to expand their horizons while contributing to our shared passion for Drug Discovery.

Job description for M.Sc. 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 experience in modern organic synthesis with good laboratory skills and high productivity.  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 candidate include the following:

  • Synthesis of target molecules as part of a medicinal chemistry team
  • Troubleshoot and optimize reaction sequences
  • Participation in medicinal chemistry team meetings
  • Presentation of results to chemistry and project teams

Minimum Qualifications

MSc in Organic, Bioorganic or Medicinal Chemistry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern synthetic organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated laboratory proficiency
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with a range of standard laboratory instrumentation, purification techniques (e.g. NMR, MS, automated chromatography), and data analysis
  • Proven research track record as evidenced by a strong publication and/or patent record
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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