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Senior Scientist – Research and Development

Location

Charles City, IA, USA

Department

Research and Development

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Senior Scientist – Research & Development

GENEROUS RELOCATION ASSISTANCE!!

  • #1 Small molecule API Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) in the USA
  • Double digit sales growth each of the last 5 years
  • Recent $50 million expansion of our large-scale API facility
  • Winner of 30 CMO Leadership Awards in 2017
  • Located in IOWA – #1 ranked state for best place to live by US News and World Report
  • Leading Western supplier of generic APIs including ADHD and other controlled substances

Position Summary:

The Senior Scientist will lead and assist with efforts in developing synthetic pathways and manufacturing processes toward new high value added pharmaceutical intermediates and bulk pharmaceutical drugs. This hands-on position will involve approximately 70% bench work with the remainder involved in results reporting, team collaboration, bench to pilot plant process technology transferal and pilot plant support work.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Leading and Assisting with the development of synthetic pathways and manufacturing processes toward new high value added pharmaceutical intermediates and bulk pharmaceutical drugs
  • Planning and executing laboratory research including kilo lab scale work
  • Participate on cross functional project teams within Research and Development and across the Company
  • Assume leadership roles for process development and plant support as needed and appropriate
  • Utilizing professional concepts to contribute to the development of Company concepts and principles and to achieve objectives in a creative and effective manner

Requirements:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or similar with 5 or more years of industrial experience in multi-step organic synthesis and process implementation.
  • Masters in Organic Chemistry or similar with 10 or more years of industrial experience and proven command of multi-step synthesis of small molecule APIs would be considered
  • Operational knowledge of analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, NMR required
  • Strong command of chemical literature is required
  • Good project management skills required
  • Familiarity with high potency APIs and controlled substance handling a plus
  • Familiarity with Empower a plus
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
  • Familiarity with compliance requirements within cGMP, safety and regulatory environments
  • The ability to solve extremely complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables
  • Ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed work environment.

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Cambrex Charles City offers an extraordinary opportunity, a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, RX, vision, dental and life, LTD, STD, 401K with employer match; tuition reimbursement; and the ‘Arthur I. Mendolia Scholarshp program’. Post offer physical and drug screen are required.  Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements online: www.cambrex.com/careers.

Thank you for your interest in Cambrex Charles City!

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