Sr Research Scientist or Research Associate, NMR

POSTED: November 3, 2022
BUSINESS: Curia, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Curia provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 

The Research Scientist/Sr. Research Scientist is an integral part of the Curia team, contributing to our success by being part of the most trusted provider of drug discovery, development and manufacturing services for pharmaceutical and biotech innovators. To accomplish this, we provide exceptional scientific expertise and maintain relationships with customers by demonstrating service that goes above and beyond the ordinary. Having the right people on our team is critical to this mission. 

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture. 

We are recruiting for a scientific contributor for our West Lafayette, Indiana facility. The main activities will be obtaining, interpreting, and reporting scientific data, consulting with clients, maintaining NMR instruments, and training and mentoring other scientists in the Analytical Development group. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Maintain, calibrate, and acquire data on NMR spectrometers in a cGMP environment; interpret and report scientific data clearly and concisely; and present data as requested
  • Solve complex chemical and structural characterization problems with NMR spectroscopy and other analytical techniques such as MS, IR, CD, LC, EA
  • Provide project oversight, client interactions, and scientific consulting
  • Write appropriately scoped project proposals
  • Meet timelines, budget, and scientific goals for client projects
  • Collaborate with other scientists and business development teams on large multidisciplinary projects
  • Train and mentor other scientists when necessary
  • Develop and validate analytical tests methods appropriately for project requirements and laboratory instruments 

Qualifications and background to be successful in this role: 


  • PhD or MS in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field and 2+ years (PhD) or 5+ years (MS) of experience (in industry or academia) with NMR spectroscopy of small molecules and biomolecules (g.,proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates) and experience maintaining high field NMR spectrometers
  • Experience with multinuclear, multidimensional NMR spectroscopy to solve structures of large and small molecules
  • Experience with advanced NMR data analysis, and MDS software such as XPLOR-NIH, CNSsolve, NMRFAM-SPARKY, ATNOS/CANDID, NMRViewJ, CARA, Mnova, etc.
  • Self-motivation and independence to coordinate and complete multiple concurrent projects
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Experience with NMR pulse sequence design and programming
  • Experience with Bruker and/or Agilent/Varian NMR spectrometers
  • Experience with Linux OS 


Familiarity with:

  • Solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Method development and validation
  • Characterization of solid materials using PLM, XRPD, TG, DVS, DSC, etc.
  • Protein isolation, purification, and characterization techniques such as CD, IR, Raman, MS, electrophoresis, chromatography, nano-DSC, ITC
  • Bash and C shells, Python or Perl programming skills

 All interested applicants must apply online.  Curia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

 If interested, please apply directly through this link:

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