Thursday, October 31, 2013

Job posting: B.S./M.S./Ph.D. synthetic chemists, Santa Clara, CA

From the inbox, two positions at Nanosyn, Santa Clara, CA:

Ph.D. synthetic chemist:
We have multiple openings for organic chemists with a Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry. Applicants must have 1 or greater years of industrial experience, be highly motivated, with good problem solving skills, good organizational skills, ability to work in a disciplined team, good communication skills, methodical and diligent. The successful candidate must have the ability to work on multiple projects and adapt rapidly to new projects. Applicant will work on early stage drug candidates, advance these to lead candidates and to development candidate selection. The successful candidate must be familiar with techniques in synthetic organic chemistry, including but not limited to laboratory skills, data interpretation from various spectroscopic techniques. Nanosyn offers a very competitive compensation package and the company is dynamic and fast paced.
B.S./M.S. synthetic chemists:
We are seeking several M.S./B.S. level synthetic organic or medicinal chemists to join our expanding medicinal chemistry department. Candidates must have a M.S./B.S. in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or closely related field with 0-5 years of industrial experience involving drug discovery. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are critical. The successful candidate must have the ability to work on multiple projects and adapt rapidly to new projects, must be a highly motivated, independent, and productive team player. Candidates with a demonstrated record of expertise in modern synthetic organic chemistry methods or medicinal chemistry are preferred.
Best wishes to those interested.  


  1. Even if I was desperate, I would be cautious about this particular CRO: I used to work with the people who started the parent company. The things you should ask when interviewing there: Do you run your own NMRs? (they used to send out samples - it is pretty strange not to have NMR, for a GMP facility). Will they even reimburse me for the travel to the job interview?

    It has been few years since I got in touch with them (and I haven't followed afterwards) but the chances that this company is not a pleasant employer is in my opinion quite high.

  2. We have a 250 MHz Bruker NMR in service, and a 500 MHz Varian that we are in the process of starting up.

  3. Pleasant employer or not, I doubt that they will bother to consider anyone outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. After all, there are plenty of equivalently skilled chemists in their vicinity. They may not even have to look at anyone from the "wrong" side of the Bay. It's still a buyer's market with respect to employers, so they can actually afford to evaluate intangibles such as personality and anticipiated work dynamics.