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Scientist,Organic Chemistry-San Diego, California

Key Responsibilities:
• Work with minimal supervision to carry out research projects, track milestones and report progress
• Design and synthesize active organic molecules in mg to gram quantities
• Perform isolation and qualitative characterization of organic molecules using traditional and state-of-the-art separation and analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, NMR, MS…)
• Build and analyze SAR to support lead optimization campaigns
• Participate in the preparation of publications and patent applications
• May supervise associates


• PhD in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or related field
• Minimum of 2 years of professional or postdoctoral research experience
• Ability to apply scientific principles and cutting-edge chemistry methodologies to design and execute multistep synthesis of organic molecules
• Ability to analyze relevant data to design organic molecules with desired biological activity and physicochemical properties
• Outstanding technical and communication skills
• Masters level candidates with 4 or more years of experience and exceptional track record of relevant achievements will also be considered 


We value:
• Energetic and results-oriented scientists with track record of success in synthetic organic chemistry and/or medicinal chemistry; experience in total synthesis desired but not required
• Ability to generate and implement original ideas
• Effective organization and communication skills
• Passion for exploring and learning new things
• Great attention to safety regulations and guidelines
• Flexibility, multitasking and team work


We offer:

• The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
• A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
• The opportunity to learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!
* Quarterly Bonus Potential!
* Retirement Plans!
* 401(k) with Company Match!
* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!
* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!
* Flexible Spending Accounts!
* Tobacco-Free Campus!
* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Nearest Major Market: San Diego