​OBITER Research is a privately owned chemical research and manufacturing company. We specialize in custom contract chemical research and manufacturing of difficult or complex chemical compounds. We have the capabilities to provide early phase R&D and commercial drug substances from milligram to multi kilogram scale production. We embrace the difficult and provide high quality chemistry.


OBITER Research has open employment opportunities. We are currently seeking highly skilled PhD organic chemists and offer full time positions with benefits of health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Employment Opportunities

Synthetic Organic Chemist




  • Must have a PhD in chemistry.

  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural team environment.

  • Demonstrate problem solving abilities working on multi-step synthesis.

  • Experienced in multi-step (>8 steps) synthetic sequences.

  • Use of standard analytical equipment (e.g. NMR, HPLC, GC).

  • Experience in milligram – multi-gram (>100g) reaction scale.

  • Excellent oral / written communication and presentation skills.

  • Self-sufficient, driven, and eager to succeed.

  • Performs routine and non-routine chemical analysis.

  • Sets up and simultaneously performs multiple laboratory chemical reactions and formulating experiments of various types.

  • Safety, health and environmental excellence.

  • Maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment. 

  • Chemistry proposals and development.


  • Custom development and kilo scale synthesis of fine chemicals. 

  • Meet product development timelines. 

  • Sample development and production for specific customer needs. 

  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible manner.

  • Desired Skills: 

  • Experience in milligram-multi-gram (>100g) reaction.

  • Experience in process chemistry and process development. 

  • Strong tendency toward collaboration and innovation. 

  • Experience with multi-parallel synthesis is a plus.

  • Able to perform with minimal written or verbal instructions in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Multi task in a fast paced environment


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to walk, stand for multiple hours while working in front of manufacturing apparatus including fume hoods and reactors, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 75 pounds. Ability to climb ladders at heights up to 16 feet. Ability to stand continuously for up to 4 hours. Ability to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses, gloves, gas masks.

  • Work is performed in a chemical manufacturing environment. The ambient noise level in the environment is moderate, with periodic higher frequency noise from processing equipment operation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with hazardous chemicals.



email resume to: hr.manager@obires.com

Email: info@obires.com  

Phone: 217-359-1626

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2809 Gemini Ct.

Champaign, IL 61822

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