Scientist, Chemistry

Website BioDuro-Sundia

Department: Chemistry

Reporting To: Senior Scientist, Chemistry

Classification: Full-time, Exempt


What We Do

BioDuro-Sundia is one of the premier Contract Research, Development, and Manufacturing Organizations (CRDMO) globally, with more than 2,200 employees. Our US operations are US headquartered in San Diego, CA. Our 11 global facilities provide integrated solutions and exceptional services to our clientele for challenging preclinical and clinical trial projects. With capabilities spanning Drug Discovery, Development, and Manufacturing, it is no surprise that BioDuro-Sundia is a leading partner of choice.

Why BioDuro-Sundia?

Take the next step in your career and join BioDuro-Sundia today to change lives through the products we help create. Here, you will contribute your talents to meaningful projects that impact the lives of patients around the world and develop as an individual by working directly with a team of seasoned experts and rising stars. Our values of Accountability, Respect, Tenacity, Results, and Integrity are embedded in everything we do. No matter what your role may be, BioDuro-Sundia strives to ensure all our employees are empowered and given the necessary tools to lead us in our relentless pursuit of success.

Job Overview/Summary

As a Scientist in Chemistry, you will play a vital role as a member of project teams supporting mostly our pharma/biotech clients from Hit-to-Lead through Lead Optimization towards the nomination of preclinical candidates. You will provide key contributions to the implementation of medicinal and synthetic chemistry strategies through the execution and troubleshooting of mostly enabled chemistry solutions towards the discovery and development of small molecule drugs and other products in the life science industry.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Understand the goals and strategies of the project team and, as part of the synthesis team, employ mostly enabled routes to synthesize chemistry targets within a project.
  • Engage in scientific discussions within the assigned project team; prepare and present research results in chemistry in frequent updates to the project leader and/or internal project team.
  • Maintain a clean and safe lab environment strictly following all EHS policies.
  • Follow all policies for record-keeping, data integrity, and compliance as well as any client-specific requirements.
  • Strictly follows the company policy on client confidentiality.
  • Build effective partnerships with other departments within BioDuro-Sundia, including, but not limited to analytical chemistry, project management, procurement, and logistics, for the efficient delivery of target molecules meeting the client’s specifications.
  • This job description is subject to change at any time based on the evolving needs of our clients.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in synthetic organic chemistry with 0-2 years or Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years relevant industrial experience as a synthetic organic chemist.
  • Requires the ability to independently carry out experimental organic chemistry in a standard chemistry laboratory.
  • Solid knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry reaction mechanisms and reactivity to be able to independently design and/or troubleshoot synthetic routes.
  • Experience as a synthetic organic chemist familiar with a wide range of reaction types and conditions, having demonstrated consistent successful delivery in multi-step synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds (especially NMR and mass spectroscopy).
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English (oral and written) with supervisor and project team members.
  • Ability to work in a well-lit heated and/or air-conditioned laboratory setting with adequate ventilation and an indoor office. Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature. May require long periods of standing/sitting.

Preferred Qualifications


BioDuro-Sundia employment provides the opportunity to work in beautiful San Diego, California only 5 minutes from the nearest beach. We provide employees with a variety of engaging employee and community outreach events. In addition, we strive to reward and promote employees who exhibit our values of Accountability, Respect, Tenacity, Results, and Integrity.

BioDuro-Sundia offers

  • Competitive Salary
  • 401(k)
  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Vacation time + Sick leave
  • Aggressive bonus structure
  • Cell phone reimbursement

EOE and Accommodation

We value diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and 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, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. BioDuro-Sundia provides reasonable accommodation in job application procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you need accommodation in connection with the recruiting process due to a disability, you may use the alternative methods by emailing If you are selected to interview for a position, you may also request an accommodation with our team directly.



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