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Natural Product Chemistry -Scientist I

Company: Bayer Inc.
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Natural Product Chemistry -Scientist I


The primary responsibilities of this role, Natural Product Chemistry Scientist I, are to:

  • Ensure the isolation, method development and structure elucidation of bioactive compounds from microorganisms;
  • Enhance the throughput of testing and analyzing natural product extracts;
  • Be skilled in the operation and troubleshooting of HPLC, MS and evaporation instrumentation;
  • Design and conduct experiments in collaboration with biologists to establish biomarkers form microorganisms that correlate with biological control of diseases or pests;
  • Work on interdisciplinary project teams;
  • Provide verbal and written updates at internal meetings and scientific conferences;
  • Support the implementation of software to streamline data processing, data mining and biomarker identification;
  • Develop, improve and deploy informatics pipelines to analyze and compare mass spectrometry-based metabolomics data.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or a related chemistry discipline with at least five years of relevant work experience or Master in Science in Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or a related chemistry discipline with at least two years of relevant work experience or Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or a related chemistry discipline with at least one year of experience;
  • Experience applying various techniques (reverse phase, normal phase, ion-exchange) to the isolation of natural products;
  • Experience with LCMS;
  • Familiarity with untargeted metabolomics workflows and MS-based structure elucidation of secondary metabolites;
  • Experience with modern data acquisition and analysis software;
  • Have the ability to maintain, develop, evaluate and implement new laboratory techniques;
  • A desire to work hands-on in a laboratory;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented working environment;
  • Ability to solve complex problems and generate new ideas;
  • Creative and flexible thinking;
  • Strong communication skills to present scientific results clearly and concisely;
  • Proficient in data recording, analysis, interpretation and management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with high throughput testing and automation equipment;
  • Familiarity with mass-guided purification methods and instruments;
  • Experience with water soluble natural products;
  • Experience with peptides/proteins;
  • Experience with programming languages and platforms commonly used in Bioinformatics (e.g Python, R, Matlab).

Relocation assistance may be provided with this position

Sponsorship assistance will not be provided for this position

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. Division: Crop Science Reference Code 409021 Functional Area: Chemical R&D Location: United States : California : West Sacramento Employment Type: Regular Position Grade: M07 Contact Us Address Telephone E-Mail Creve Coeur, MO +1 888-473-1001, option #5 hrop_usa@bayer.com 63167

Job Segment: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Scientific, Biotech, Scientist, Science, Engineering

Keywords: Bayer Inc., West Sacramento , Natural Product Chemistry -Scientist I, Other , West Sacramento, California

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