Synthetic Organic Chemist

Mississauga, ON /
Chemistry /
Full time (On Site)
About Us
OTI Lumionics is developing advanced materials—by design—using quantum simulations, machine learning and real-world testing in pilot production. We are currently focused on key enabling materials for OLED displays that will be used in next-generation consumer electronics and automotive. Our advanced electrode materials, and associated manufacturing technology, are being used to build transparent displays and lighting. We work closely with our partners and customers to design new materials that are mass-production ready. Using our computational Materials Discovery Platform, we are able to rapidly iterate new materials, allowing fast turn around time to meet our customers’ needs.

Primary Responsibilities
OTI Lumionics is looking for a Synthetic Organic Chemist to join its Chemistry team. The Synthetic Organic Chemist will carry out organic synthesis and produce molecules using various chemical and instrumental techniques, in accordance with SOPs, and heath & safety standards, while working under minimal supervision. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·       Planning, developing and optimizing synthetic strategies
·       Setting up and organizing equipment and reactions so that they are performed in a safe fashion
·       Developing methods for separating complex mixtures; executing advanced and fundamental purification techniques such as normal phase chromatography, reversed phase chromatography, ion-exchange and more
·       Extensive knowledge in performing a diversity of organic laboratory techniques including, but not limited to, oxygen and water sensitive chemistry, organometallic synthetic methods and microscale manipulations
·       Characterizing synthesized products by independent interpretation of spectral data
·       Reporting all results and deviations encountered during synthesis and suggests appropriate improvements to procedures
·       Presenting data in an organized and accurate fashion (both verbal and written)
·       Maintaining a safe and organized laboratory environment; ensuring the work complies with health and safety standards, and SOPs

·       PhD or MSc in synthetic organic chemistry or equivalent

Required Skills
·       Expert knowledge of organic reactions and their corresponding mechanisms
·       Strong ability to perform independent research of chemical literature
·       Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and relevant data processing programmes
·       Experience with laboratory set up/maintenance is desirable
·       Knowledge and understanding of GMP/GLP is an asset
·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·       Attention to detail
·       Fast learner, flexible, have a strong initiative and can-do spirit