Research Associate - Synthetic, Organic, Medicinal Chemistry

October 4 2022
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Chemistry, Clinical research, Research and development
Montreal, QC

About adMare BioInnovations:

With a wealth of globally-competitive scientific discovery, Canada is primed to lead the life sciences world. To make this a reality, at adMare BioInnovations, we use our scientific and commercial expertise, specialized R&D infrastructure, and seed capital to build strong life sciences companies, robust ecosystems and industry-ready talent — and re-invest our returns back into the Canadian industry to ensure it is sustained for the long-term. Our 25+ portfolio companies have attracted more than $1.4 billion of investment, have a combined value of over $3 billion, and employ more than 900 Canadians. Our Innovation Centres are home to 35+ biotech companies, contract research organizations, and specialized commercialization support organizations. The adMare Academy has trained more than 500 alumni – 95% of whom are now working to build our life sciences industry.

Job Summary:

We are seeking highly motivated MSc level synthetic organic and/or medicinal chemist to join our drug discovery team at adMare’s Montreal location. Reporting to Scientist, The Research Associate will participate in inter-disciplinary drug research and development projects. As a part of the team, the Research Associate is expected to have experience in modern organic synthesis with good laboratory skills and become a part of the team that promotes a cross-functional research environment where colleagues form chemistry, biology, pharmacology and DMPK work closely together to advance drug discovery projects.


  • As a part of the team, propose new targets, execute synthetic routes, engage in troubleshooting exercises as needed, and effectively communicate with biology, pharmacology and DMPK colleagues.
  • Demonstrate laboratory and scientific proficiency, creativity and a willingness to work in a dynamic group environment.
  • Carry out multistep organic synthesis, purification, and characterization of new molecules.
  • Interpretation of SAR and ADME data and contribution to the design of new targets and to the chemistry strategy.
  • Preparation of project presentations and presenting experimental conclusions at Group/Department or Project Team research meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in chemistry or medicinal chemistry with 3+ years of relevant employment experience.
  • Proficiency in modern organic synthesis and ability to independently perform complex, multi-step procedures.
  • Experience in the purification of small molecules using a variety of methods such a flash chromatography, HPLC purification, distillation, recrystallization and others as needed.
  • Experience in structural characterization of small molecules using modern spectroscopic instruments and techniques such as LC-MS, 1 and 2D NMR methods and others.
  • Have contributed significantly to patent and/or publication preparation.
  • Stays abreast of scientific literature and incorporates new methods and technologies in his/her research.

At adMare we are driven by our vision and united by our shared values of Courage, Collaboration, Objectivity, Judgment, Excellence, and Reach.

adMare is fully committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and to making them an integral part of our organizational strategy – a commitment that is not just about words but is about specific actions to create a barrier-free, respectful, and welcoming working environment wherein everyone feels welcomed, supported, included, valued and empowered to succeed. We are also proud to be an early adopter of the Government of Canada’s 50–30 Challenge to achieve meaningful and substantive improvements in workplace diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization, including positions of influence and senior leadership.

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