Assistant Research Scientist -- Organic and Analytical Chemistry

Posting ID : A1068469432
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Science Biotech


Avekshan is a pharmaceutical start-up company with its research operations based at the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator in Alachua near Gainesville, Florida. Avekshan is looking for a highly skilled and creative individual to play an essential role in the research and development operations of the company at this early stage in its development.

Key Attributes

The successful candidate will be adaptable, proactive, self-motivated and able to work independently. Additionally, the ability and willingness to develop new expertise and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment across several scientific fields, would be a distinct advantage. Good communication, both verbal and written, and attention-to-detail are essential.

Principle Responsibilities

-Will work at the bench as a synthetic organic chemist in support of the company's process development and discovery efforts. Will document lab work and develop protocols in accordance with GLP guidelines where necessary.

-Will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of analytical instruments such as an HPLC and GC for the analysis of active pharmaceutical agents and intermediates. Will develop and conduct analytical assays in accordance with GLP guidelines.

Other Duties

Will help out with clerical and general laboratory duties such as filing paperwork, managing the chemical inventory and general laboratory management.


-A Bachelor's Degree in chemistry.
-A Master's Degree with a focus on organic or analytical chemistry would be an advantage but is not essential.
-This is not a Ph.D. level position.


-Essential:Hands on experience with practical synthetic organic chemistry techniques and note keeping.
-Essential:At least 1-2 years working in a GLP/GMP compliant laboratory. In particular, knowledge of GLP/GMP documentation requirements and experience writing SOPs/protocols.
-Desirable:Familiarity with ICH guidelines for manufacturing pharmaceutical ingredients, particularly the Q7 guidance, would be a significant advantage.
-Desirable:At least two years' experience operating standard analytical instruments (HPLC's, GC's etc.).
-Desirable:Experience with the day-to-day management of a research laboratory.

Salary-will be commensurate with experience.

Start date-position is available immediately.

Interested candidates should provide their resume and a cover letter along with three letters of recommendation. More information about our company can be found at and information about the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator can be found at:

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