Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Anyone have a good suggestion of sites for contract synthesis work?

An anonymous person writes in, asking if there are any collaboration sites for freelance synthetic work. Does Science Exchange or any of these other sites have places for chemists to hang out their shingles? 


  1. I've never heard of such a thing, but when I was at a CRO, we had "contractors" that essentially worked part time for us until it was voiced that paying them untaxed via 1099 was technically illegal since we supplied all of the work materials. That sort of program was cancelled as soon as it came to light. It sounds like this person is essentially seeking temp work, but I doubt many places will be interested in investing time and training in temp employees for organic synthesis work.

  2. @CJ A search for organic synthesis (no quotes) at ScienceExchange yields multiple results filterable by country, commercial/academic, etc. Many of the names are recognizable; some have advertised before in typical magazines such as C&E News. Each service provider has a subpage with brief descriptions of capabilities & infrastructure.