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Staff Chemist

Staff Chemist

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Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
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Regular Full-Time

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Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.


Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


The staff chemist in the Chemical Synthesis Core Facility is responsible for the planning, design and execution of the synthesis of small molecules for drug discovery and fundamental research in biology and biochemistry, as requested by internal and external customers.


Responsibilities include:


Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborations with faculty at Einstein, and to actively contribute in efforts to obtain funding for such collaborations (grant writing, generation of preliminary data). 


Supply experimental documentation and compound characterization for use in publications resulting from the collaborations.


Fulfill various administrative duties required for the proper management of the facility (e.g., ordering, customer service, maintaining safety standards).


As a faculty member, the staff chemist also might be required to serve on faculty committees as required by the College administration.


Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry or closely related field.


Must be familiar with numerous types of nucleophilic and electrophilic chemistry in multiple solvents at scales that range from milligram to gram quantities.


Experience in the purification of all intermediates and products and have analytical skills to unambiguously characterize these compounds using NMR and mass spectrometry.


Must be able to work with Einstein/Montefiore principal investigators in the design of syntheses and their inclusion in extramurally supported biomedical programs.