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Medipure Pharmaceuticals Inc

Research Associate - Chemistry

Research and Development – Burnaby, British Columbia
Department Research and Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

TitleResearch Associate - Chemistry

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

  • Advance your career with a growing pharmaceutical company!
  • Use your science background to make a positive impact in the lives of others!
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits package!

About Medipure

Medipure’s mission is to revolutionize drug discovery and bring innovative and safe medication for the treatment of pain, anxiety and skin disorders. We bring novel prescription medicines to market, providing patients with serious conditions valuable solutions that improve quality of life through the development of safe and effective endocannabinoid-based therapeutics.

Through rapid cost-effective product development, by addressing market needs, and establishing strategic partnerships, we seek to maximize the value of our products and provide innovative treatments for targeted diseases. For information, please visit our website

About the Opportunity

Medipure is rapidly growing and we have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate - Chemistry to join our team at our lab in Burnaby (B.C., Canada) on a full-time basis. Considering the experience and satisfactory performance, this position may be fast-tracked to a Research Scientist position.

This position is ideal for someone who has experience in organic synthesis and wishes to learn new and advanced techniques in synthesis related to heterocyclic chemistry. He/She will also gain hands-on experience working with other scientists in organic synthesis, chromatography, and analysis.

Note: ONLY Applications submitted through our website will be considered for this position


You will,

  • Design and Perform organic synthesis and analysis as directed by the supervisor.
  • Execute the synthesis protocols and characterization of small molecules efficiently using NMR and LC/MS techniques
  • Synthesize key intermediates, final reagents, and starting materials to be used in R&D projects.
  • Optimize and validate synthetic routes and process development of the steps.
  • Scale-up (mg to gm scale) of the reagents/small molecules, and building an inventory of research-grade reagents/supplies to support R&D activities
  • Provide all documents necessary for Product Transfer to manufacturing.
  • Calibrate, validate and maintain equipment
  • Perform routine lab maintenance and assisting other scientists
  • Maintain an orderly laboratory environment in compliance with safety regulations and internal SOPs
  • Document information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
  • Complete projects by assisting project team; attending and participating in group and project meetings
  • Follow corporate and laboratory standards and SOPs
  • Work under direct supervision of team leads and lab managers
  • Write scientific reports and present scientific data in weekly team meetings 

The Ideal Candidate

In order to qualify for this role, you will have 

  • MSc or Ph.D. degree in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience or BSc degree with relevant extensive industry experience and skills comparable to an MSc
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute a medicinal chemistry research project
  • Strong academic and practical background in modern synthetic, organic or medicinal chemistry design and methodology
  • Experience in characterizing and purifying new molecules using various equipment and techniques
  • Experience in using spectroscopic methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV-Vis), titration, chromatography (Column/flash, TLC, UHPLC), distillation, extraction, and recrystallization techniques
  • Previous working experience in drug discovery R&D in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

You will do well in this role if you have the ability to work independently and with limited supervision. Strong problem solving, troubleshooting, multitasking, and decision-making skills are essential, as is good time management and prioritization skills. You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. 

Above all, you will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to give presentations as required. Strong team building, training, and coaching skills will be the key to your success in this role. 

If you want to further develop your skills and build a long-term career with a growing company – Apply Today! 

About the Benefits

Upon joining Medipure you will be welcomed into a dynamic and multicultural team. In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a competitive annual salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

And that's not all! When you join Medipure, you will have the ability to define your own career path while working with an engaged and excited team.


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