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We are Hiring! Immediate opening for Analytical Bio-Organic Chemist Level I/II

The Analytical Bio-Organic Chemist role focuses on novel compounds analysis and method development. This exciting role also plays a part in contributing to the R&D goals of a diverse line of innovative products that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing around the globe.

The bio-organic analytical chemist’s duties will primarily be split between analytical chemistry (ie. running HPLC/GCMS/LCMS and NMR samples) and in-vitro testing (ie. setting up and running in-vitro tests to assess compound metabolism and safety). The bio-organic analytical chemist may also gain exposure to other parts of the development workflow, including formulation development and synthetic chemistry.

While we are seeking someone who has proven experience with bioassays, characterization of novel compounds, and analytical chemistry of carbohydrates the ideal candidates are also capable of developing new methods for the analysis of novel compounds. We are also seeking candidates who are growth-minded, solution-oriented, and passionate about using their skills to make a difference in the world.

This might be the ideal opportunity if you are…adaptable, methodological, and driven. You view working through intellectual and practical challenges as an opportunity to learn and grow. You thrive with a balance of working independently and as a key member of an integrated R&D team. You work with integrity, always, and you seek to collaborate and communicate openly with others.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop, adapt, modify and validate analytical methods for the characterization of novel compounds with minimum supervision.

  • Develop and adapt a variety of analysis methods for the characterization of carbohydrate compounds (including stereoisomers), which includes various chromatography methods including HPLC, GCMS, and LCMS; spectroscopic methods including NMR spectroscopy, FTIR, optical rotation, CD and/or electrochemical analysis; and physical analysis properties such as DSC, TGA, Karl-Fischer, and others.

  • Set up and run in-vitro tests that include proteins as well as whole cells or cell lysates to assess compound metabolism and safety.

  • Maintain a proper laboratory environment in accordance with GLP, and QA standards; ensuring that safety guidelines are followed.

  • Design, plan, and execute experiments, either independently or in collaboration with your teammates.

  • Interpret and compile analytical data, contribute to the design of new compounds basis on the analysis data.

  • Source the analytical testing equipment and laboratory supplies that are necessary for the scope of their work and objectives of the projects, as required.

  • Operate, troubleshoot and maintain analytical equipment used in the facility, in compliance with QA standards and regulations.

  • Accurately document all data in compliance with cGMP/GLP, participating in discussions relevant to the project.

  • Appropriately dispose of waste solvents and maintain compliance with all health and safety standards.

  • Establish strong relationships with cross-functional teams (R&D, management, consultants, etc.).

  • Other duties as assigned based on evolving business needs.

  • Attend project meetings and present project updates about their work on a regular basis.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD with 2 plus years of experience in Analytical Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry.

  • Direct experience with methods for the analysis of carbohydrate compounds or oligo-/polysaccharide is preferred.

  • Experience with in-vitro assays that include proteins, whole cells, and cell lysates.

  • Self-motivated and self-directed scientist with a practical, industry-oriented mindset.

  • Thorough understanding and proven, hands-on experience in developing and operating modern analytical instrumentation.

  • Inquisitive, and able to problem-solve efficiently and independently.

  • Adaptable person thrives in a multi-disciplinary research environment, and who understands the importance of delivering results within project deadlines.

  • English (written and spoken) required, including mastery at slide presentations and spreadsheets to organize and convey the results of your work. Proficiency in additional languages would be considered an asset.

  • Exemplifies a high degree of professionalism and respectful behavior towards all colleagues and collaborators, is mindful of diversity and inclusive perspectives and representation by all team members; is versatile and adaptable to changes in the startup work environment as the business undergoes rapid growth.

  • Leads their area of responsibility with accountability to develop and execute their tasks productively and successfully.

How to Apply

Please forward your resume with a simple note to introduce yourself! Include the heading “Analytical Organic Chemist” in the subject line of your email.

Expected Start Date: May 15, 2022

ZeroIN Foods is truly committed to creating an inclusive environment and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We aim to grow by uplifting everyone who joins us on our journey. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are often transferable. If you feel passionate about the work we do and believe that you have the skills to contribute and thrive in this role, apply!

Job Type

12 months full-time contract with the possibility of extension, at company lab located in Halifax, NS.

Work Conditions - COVID-19 considerations

In accordance with public health measures to control exposure to COVID-19, all personnel working indoors in our workplace must wear a mask within the common areas.

ZeroIN Foods is pleased to provide a competitive wage, professional development opportunities and paid vacation days.

About ZeroIN Foods

ZeroIN is a biochem company developing technology to solve one of the biggest problems of modern society: sugar overload. The company is developing a next-generation sugar substitute using an environmentally friendly process technology designed from circular economy principles.

About Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is one of the most beautiful and historic Canadian cities. Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, there are numerous parks, campsites, trails, and rivers around the city for outdoor activities. City life is also superb. With a population of more than 400,000, Halifax is home to many cultural attractions, museums, art galleries, pubs, and clubs. The city hosts three major universities and many community colleges. The beautiful Annapolis valley, which is home to the highest tides in the world, and mountainous Cape Breton, are within a few hours’ drive from Halifax. Halifax has one of the mildest winters in Canada as well as one of the most pleasant summers, which you can enjoy on the beautiful waterfront boardwalk.

We thank all interested parties; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time, Fixed term contract Contract length: 12 months


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations: In accordance with public health measures to control exposure to COVID-19, all personnel working indoors in our workplace must wear a mask within the common areas.

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