Sussex Research is dedicated to the synthesis of carbohydrate-based molecules. We utilize chemical, enzymatic and chemo-enzymatic synthetic approaches to access our target glycosystems.  If you have specific experience in carbohydrate synthesis or related chemistries and enjoy synthetic challenges, please send an electronic copy of your curriculum vitae to Sussex Research.



Position: Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemist

Terms of Employment: Full Time, Day
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Position Summary:
Sussex Research is seeking candidates with extensive work experience in multi-step synthesis of carbohydrate-based molecules. Preferred candidates will be capable of independently proposing, designing, planning and executing practical and scalable (gram to kilogram) multi-step synthetic methods to access novel carbohydrate-based compounds including oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates. A strong organic/carbohydrate chemistry background, a knowledge of the carbohydrate literature and an ability to synthesize, purify and characterize carbohydrate-based molecules is required.

Education & Experience:
A Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry with a minimum of 3 years of relevant post-graduate experience in private industry or an M.Sc. with a minimum of 5 years of relevant post-graduate experience in private industry (experience may be substituted for education).
Scientific/Technical Requirements
• The successful candidate must be a resourceful and proactive individual who is able to work as a team player in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines.
• Demonstrate clear alignment with Sussex Research Core Values including, Dedication, Innovation, Communication, Excellence, Respect and Accountability.
• Solid background in carbohydrate chemistry and glycosylation with in-depth knowledge of carbohydrate chemistry reactions and mechanisms.
• In-depth practical ability to purify products via column chromatography and interpret data (HPLC, proton nmr and mass spectra) to support proposed molecular structure.
• Experience in the synthesis of stable isotope-labeled organic molecules would be an asset.
• Experience in the synthesis of peptides would be an asset.
• Experience in the use of glycosyl transferases and chemoenzymatic synthesis of carbohydrate-based molecules be an asset.

How to apply: Contact Link – Email CV to Sussex Research