Senior Scientist - Medicinal Sciences - Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012
Date of Posting: 
September 9, 2012
Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
Senior Scientist - Medicinal Sciences
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

28 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

September 2012 to September 2013 (One year term with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance.)

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from qualified individuals for a research scientist position (pending budget approval) as a senior medicinal and synthetic chemist.
The incumbent will conduct experiments in the design, synthesis and testing of novel chemical entities (NCEs) for use in neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. The incumbent will be expected to conduct research with emphasis on the development and validation of methods for synthesis of NCEs and testing in animal models of the disease states mentioned above. The successful applicant will be responsible for the design, execution, and basic interpretation of various techniques. The person will be responsible for animal study, administration of test materials, sample collection, storage and analysis, data analysis and basic interpretation.
• PhD degree in synthetic chemistry and or medicinal chemistry with a minimum of 5 years of experience in drug design and synthesis as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry setting will be considered an asset.
• Minimum five years of experience in gas chromatography (GC) and/or high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
• Experience in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is an asset.
• Experience in analytical method development
• Knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical drug design is an asset.
• Knowledge and skills in analytical chemistry
• Knowledge and skills in gas chromatography (GC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), LC-MS and NMR
• Knowledge and skills in analytical method development
• Knowledge of Bioassay screening of NCEs
• Organizational skills
• Troubleshooting skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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