Senior Research Scientist - Synthetic Process Chemistry

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Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 10+ years’) or Masters degree and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 8+ year)
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  • PhD and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 6+ year)
  • Previous relevant process chemistry experience strong preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general chemistry and separation science - HPLC and NMR
  • Familiar with SOPs and GMPs and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and SOPs.
  • Ability to independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations
  • Ability to draft CMC sections of INDs or CTAs is a plus
  • Proven ability in drafting, reviewing and submitting required documentation pertaining to the development and preparation of drug substances under cGMP environment is desirable.
  • Proficiency on technical operating systems
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to multitask to effectively manage multiple activities/projects
  • Proven ability in technical writing skills
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team
  • Ability to train junior staff

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
  • Occasional drives to site locations, occasional domestic travel. 
  • Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.
  • Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, radiation, toxic materials and hazardous waste.
  • Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. 
  • Exposure to fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures on rare occasions.

Physical Requirements

  •  Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day.  
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment.  
  • Occasional mobility needed.
  • Occasional crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck.    
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.  
  • Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals.  Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.  Ability to perform under stress.  Ability to multi-task.  
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

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