R&D Chemist - Organic Synthesis

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Dayton – Ohio, US, 45377

Company: Heraeus

R&D Chemist - Organic Synthesis
Location Dayton – Ohio
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.




As an employer, we offer open space - For Designers. For Forward Thinkers. For Doers. Innovation has been the secret of our sustained business success for 165 years, and you can have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to help us write that next chapter of success.

The primary responsibility of this position is to develop new products for Heraeus Epurio LLC (HEPN) by utilizing skills in organic synthesis and heterocyclic compounds along with the development and characterization of materials.

Here are just a few of the things you will get to do:

  • Creates previously unknown technology or significantly differentiates existing products. Analyze/identify/solve problems or customer complaints regarding existing products and originate formula or process changes for new applications.
  • Analyze organic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions. Prepare test solutions, compounds, or reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct tests.
  • Direct, coordinate, or advise personnel in test procedures for analyzing components or physical properties of materials. Utilize expertise to formulate hypotheses and seek or devise novel solutions to technical problems to accelerate development of new products. Independently plan, direct, and conduct research activities supporting the design of new products to customer or industry specifications or the modification of existing products for new applications.
  • Follow safety guidelines for handling materials with the use of protective equipment as required. Maintain organization and cleanliness of work area, laboratory instruments and equipmen.t
  • Document development procedures. Record precise results and findings in laboratory book, database and/or files. Handle confidential information with care.
  • Act as a subject matter expert and provide technical information and advice with other departments as needed including, but not limited to Sales, Quality, Analytical, and Production. Provide advice for the successful scale-up of products from Research & Development to Production. Engage internal and external raw material and equipment suppliers.
  • Remain abreast of technical developments in the field; obtain information through literature and patents. Attend technical conferences, trade shows, and educational courses to remain current in the field as it relates to existing and future technologies; ability to present at same. Author technical reports, technical papers, patent applications, project updates, and technical overviews as required,
  • Leads project teams as assigned. Act as a leader and mentor to chemists and technicians working under his or her guidance.



We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Chemistry or related field and a minimum of 8 years of laboratory experience are required.  A PhD is preferred.  Must possess experience in  synthetic chemistry, method development and organic chemistry within the pharmaceutical or semiconductor industry. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Self-starter with an attention to detail required.  Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and leadership ability; exhibit a high level of persistence, motivation and initiative. 

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati