Synthetic Organic Chemist

Obiter Research

Obiter Research

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Job Description:

Position requires an experienced chemist that is able to work both independently and within a team environment on a project with minimal supervision and obtain quality results. Responsibilities include adhering to strict project timelines, maintaining a safe work place and positively collaborating with Research and Production Chemists. The focus is on bench chemistry for both production and research & development for multi-step processes.


– Full-Time, salaried, (40 – 45 hours/week), Monday – Friday


– Must have a PhD in Organic Synthetic Chemistry. (Natural product total synthesis experience is preferred)

– Must be able to work in a multi-cultural team environment.

– Demonstrate problem-solving abilities working on multi-step synthesis.

– Experienced in multi-step ( >8 steps) synthetic sequences.

– Use of standard analytical equipment (e.g. NMR, HPLC, GC).

– Experience in milligram – multi-gram ( >100g) reaction scale.

– Excellent oral / written communication and presentation skills.

– Self-sufficient, driven, and eager to succeed.

– Performs routine and non-routine chemical analysis.

– Sets up and simultaneously performs multiple laboratory chemical reactions and formulating experiments of various types.

– Safety, health and environmental excellence.

– Maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment.

– Chemistry proposals and development.

– Comfortable working in a large scale environment with the use of 200 L reactor, 50 kg centrifuge, 50 kg filters, etc.


– Custom development and kilo scale synthesis of fine chemicals.

– Meet product development timelines.

– Sample development and production for specific customer needs.

– Ensure that all activities are conducted in a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible manner.

Desired Skills:

– Experience in milligram-multi-gram ( >100g) reaction.

– Experience in process chemistry and process development.

– Strong tendency toward collaboration and innovation.

– Experience with multi-parallel synthesis is a plus.

– Able to perform with minimal written or verbal instructions in a timely and efficient manner.

– Multi task in a fast-paced environment


– Matching 401K

– PTO Time

– Medical Insurance

– Life insurance policy paid by the company

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Obiter is keeping their employees and future employees safe by implementing policies and procedures to follow to keep Obiter’s facilities a safe place to work.


  • Doctorate (Required)