Bioorganic Chemistry Research Assistant - Associate

The Bio-organic Chemistry research unit at IRCM (, directed by Dr. Yvan Guindon, is looking for an experienced and highly motivated organic chemist. This individual will actively participate in the different research projects of our laboratory which involve the development of new synthetic strategies and the discovery of novel anti-cancer and cardioprotective therapeutic agents. 


  • Education: M.Sc. or Ph.D.
  • 3 years of experience post-B.Sc. 
  • Advanced experience in organic synthesis (development of efficient and reliable synthetic routes of complex molecules, nucleosides and their triphosphate analogues, manipulation under inert atmosphere, NMR spectroscopy techniques, purification, mass spectrometry)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Experience in medicinal chemistry and/or bio-organic chemistry is an asset.

A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, will be offered. The IRCM also offers a competitive range of benefits.

If you are interested in working in a stimulating environment and in a dynamic lab doing cutting-edge research, please email the following documents to

  • A cover letter to introduce yourself and your expertise
  • Your CV
  • The name and email address of 3 referees willing to provide letters. The referees will only be contacted with your approval.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; but Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority. Only candidates with a very good academic record will be considered.

The applications will be examined as they are received until the position is filled. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The IRCM provides equal employment opportunities to all.

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