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Senior Scientist - Oligonucleotide Chemistry

Northbrook, IL
A growing pharmaceutical company is seeking an experienced Formulations Chemist to add to their lab. This position will offer a challenging and stimulating work environment, valuable industry laboratory experience, as well as the opportunity to develop internally within a thriving company.

Chemists will be responsible for:
  • Preparation and characterization of oligonucleotides, nucleic acid monomers, and SNAs in support of preclinical drug discovery and development
  • Oligonucleotide synthesis, purification, and quantification
  • Buffer preparation
  • Semiprep and prep-scale HPLC
  • Document all assays and results in a standardized, accurate, traceable, and timely manner
  • Perform managerial type duties including the training of more junior employees
  • Adhering to cGMP/cGLP documentation procedures according to FDA specifications
  • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field
  • 2-4 years of pharmaceutical industry experience 
  • Manufacturing experience and comfortability being in a production role
  • Work with nucleic acids
  • Experience with oligonucleotide synthesis and automated liquid handling is a huge plus
  • A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and ability to work both independently and in constructive groups
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