May 28, 2021

Associate Scientist (Montreal, Canada)


IntelliSyn (a Montreal-Canada based subsidiary of X-Chem) is a growing, innovative company with capabilities including medicinal chemistry, custom synthesis and scale-up process chemistry supporting lead optimization through candidate identification. Backed by a widely published scientific leadership team with over 20 years of experience in major pharma driving drug discovery, results include over 100 patents, 17 compounds advanced to IND-enabling tox, and 7 compounds reaching Phase I or beyond.

IntelliSyn is seeking a candidate for the position of Associate Scientist.  The Associate Scientist will work within a project team structure, design and execute synthetic routes and troubleshoot when needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform synthesis of target molecules as part of a project team
  • Execute precedented and related chemistry with some guidance
  • Execute novel and more challenging chemistry with occasional guidance
  • Participate in defining design and reaction and routes with Project Chemistry Lead
  • Increase synthetic productivity and analysis of conventional chemistry reactions (increase of complexity)
  • Complete ELN and project documents on time with no technical or scientific errors
  • Participate in troubleshooting and optimize reaction sequences with some guidance by PCL or Associate Director
  • Participate in project team meetings

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSc in Organic, Bioorganic or Medicinal Chemistry
  • 0 – 3 years of experience in synthesis and knowledge that is directly relevant to pharma research within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Good knowledge of modern synthetic organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated laboratory proficiency
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience with a range of standard laboratory instrumentation, purification techniques (e.g. NMR, MS, automated chromatography), and data analysis
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good research track record
  • Team-focused, goal-oriented and quality-conscientious
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Why you should join us:

IntelliSyn offers competitive compensation and benefits package in order to support our people.  Benefits we offer include:  medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and a retirement plan with employer match, 3 weeks paid vacation and paid end of year shutdown, social hours and company events.


Job Code INT2102
Contact Name Human Resources
Position Location:  Montreal, Canada

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