RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Rutgers University 257 reviews - New Brunswick, NJ

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Reporting to a member of the research faculty, manages synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry projects within laboratory. Directs lead identification and lead optimization projects on multiple classes of peptide and non-peptide antibacterial agents. Participates in lead identification and lead optimization projects on additional multiple classes of peptide and non-peptide antibacterial agents. Develops, demonstrates, and optimizes synthetic, purification, and analytical strategies. Synthesizes and purifies compounds and conducts chemical and microbiological analyses on same. Coordinates with laboratory, departmental, and external personnel conducting analyses. Prepares text for patent applications and publications. Oversees chromatographic and analytic instrumentation. Trains and manages research associates, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students. Provides technical expertise and management of assigned studies, and ensures that research projects are conducted as planned. Communicates and cooperates with numerous individuals to maintain involvement in all facets of the research. Provides substantial input to project-related decisions, usually in a leadership role. Is accountable for major project outputs, metrics, and client satisfaction. Demonstrates leadership role in forming and maintaining productive working relationships. Manages professional and paraprofessional staff and motivates group to implement the strategy of the organization. Teaches, trains, and manages research associates, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students in the conduct of laboratory experiments. May develop budgets, organizational strategies, and tactical priorities. Develops cutting-edge advanced protocols. Is recognized as a subject matter expert, and acts as a consultant to peers and faculty within and outside of the unit. Represents the laboratory at seminars and conferences.

Job Requirements
Requires a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry or medical chemistry and ten years relevant scientific specialty experience and/or increasing functional responsibility in a leadership/managerial role. Requires an in-depth understanding of synthetic organic chemistry and medical chemistry as well as knowledge of industry and competitive trends. Must also have strong business skills in planning, organizing, information integration, decision-making, and attaining results. Experience in synthesis of oligonucleotides and oligonucleotide conjugates, synthesis of peptides and peptide conjugates, and multi-step synthesis of non-oligonucleotide, non-peptide small molecules required. Experience in isolation and characterization of natural products from fermentation mixtures required. Experience in radiochemical synthesis and safe handling of radiochemicals required. Experience in analytical, semi-prep, and prep scale HPLC, including chiral HPLC, required. Experience in work with biological hazards (biosafety levels 1 and 2), chemical hazards, and radiological hazards required. Experience in synthesis of oligonucleotides and oligonucleotide conjugates, synthesis of peptides and peptide conjugates, and multi-step synthesis of non-oligonucleotide, non-peptide small molecules required. Experience in isolation and characterization of natural products from fermentation mixtures required. Experience in radiochemical synthesis and safe handling of radiochemicals required. Experience in analytical, semi-prep, and prep scale HPLC, including chiral HPLC, required. Experience in MALDI-MS, LS-MS, and 3H, 13C, and 19F NMR required. Experience in work with biological hazards (biosafety levels 1 and 2), chemical hazards, and radiological hazards required. Experience in synthesis of fluorescent probes and fluorescent-probe conjugates, 2D-NMR and high-throughput screening and antibacterial susceptibility assays preferred.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent,...