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Company description: Elkimia is a private company specialized in developing new and innovative products used for sun protection. We are seeking for R&D chemists with experience in organic chemistry (conventional and flow), Medicinal chemistry and Process development to fill two full-time positions. We offer an excellent salary package with a stimulating work environment.

Job Description:
Medicinal chemist position:

  • You will work under the supervision of Head of R&D,
  • You will perform multistep synthesis on lab scale under conventional and/or flow chemistry environments.
  • You will design new molecules and perform synthesis for specific sun protection/personal care related targets following rational design structure activity relationship (SAR). This includes lead optimization and new synthetic routes and pathway.

Process development position:

  • You will work under the supervision of Head of Process Development
  • You will optimize chemical process on 10g-100g scale in practical, eco-friendly, and low-cost manner.
  • You will actively contribute to transferring process conditions to KG-Tons scales.

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Requested skills

Employment term:

  • Status: permanent, full time
  • Start day: immediate
  • Must be authorized to work in Canada
  • Must be a member of the ‘Ordre des Chimistes du Québec’ or pending application



  • Doctorate or Masters in Organic Chemistry from a Canadian university.


Knowledge and years of experience required:

  • 2 to 5 year experience in industrial work in chemical, pharma, biotech or research institutes
  • Demonstrated track record in design, development and synthesis of new molecules based on rational design
  • In-depth understanding of organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms
  • Knowledge and experience in analytical techniques: NMR, HPLC and MS.



  • Fluency in French and/or English, oral and written.



  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy and excellent analytical skills
  • Sense of detail and precision
  • Self-motivational and able to meet objectives with minimal supervision
  • Interpersonal skills with an excellent attitude for teamwork
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Hands-on skills and technical problem solving
  • Active in developing and fostering a safety work culture.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your résumé and cover letter. Only the selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Level of education




Work experience (years)

3-5 years

Written languages

Fr : Intermediate
En : Intermediate

Spoken languages

Fr : Intermediate
En : Intermediate