Job Description:

VDM BIOCHEMICALS  is a dynamically developing company, which specializes in the development,
manufacture and distribution of most innovative range of novel chemicals, analytical reagents, and
specialty products for life science research. VDM BIOCHEMICALS serves pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies, academic and research institutions, hospitals, and government laboratories.

To learn more about us, visit our website at

PH.D. Organic Chemist:

As a member of the organic chemistry lab, you will be focused on manufacturing small molecules. To be
successful in this role, you will need a strong synthetic organic chemistry background and be able to
carry out multi-step, diverse chemical reactions on complex  chemicals, analytical reagents, as well as
natural product derivatives and potential drug candidates.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Ability to independently synthesize  target compounds in a suitable time, purity, form and quantity.
  • Collate data and information on structure/purity of synthesized compounds and can interpret moderate to complex spectra.
  • Champions new techniques, reagents and methodology in medicinal chemistry and ensures such knowledge is disseminated throughout the department.
  • Carry out and optimize synthesis and scale-up strategies.
  • Solve complex production and quality challenges.
  • Write and maintain standard operating procedures, complete batch records, perform data analysis, and present results and production updates.
  • Understand and support the new product development process.
Our ideal candidate has:
  • Ph.D.  in  Organic  Chemistry, with 5+ years of experience in  organic  chemistry,  heterocyclic chemistry,  and complex multi-step synthetic reactions  preferably in bioactive small molecule synthesis.
  • Ability to read and search scientific and patent literature.
  • In depth knowledge of chemical and biological laboratory techniques and instruments such as 1-H NMR/ 13C-NMR,  IR Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Cary-50, UV-vis Spectroscopy, GC-Mass Spectrometry, LC-Mass Spectrometry.
  • Experience in the synthesis of enzyme substrate/inhibitors and bioactive lipid derivatives
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills along with well-developed oral and written communication capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and be flexible in responding to changing demands.
VDM Biochemicals  offers an excellent compensation package, including a competitive salary, medical
and dental insurance, and a generous paid time off program.

VDM Biochemicals  is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity to foster positive,
innovative thinking that will benefit people worldwide.  VDM Biochemicals  is also committed to
employing qualified individuals with disabilities and, where warranted, will provide reasonable
accommodation to applicants, as well as its employees.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to