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Senior Process Chemist – Scientist

Location

Charles City, IA, USA

Department

Product DevelopmentResearch and Development

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At Cambrex, it’s our people that set us apart. We work locally and have an impact globally. We’re committed to attracting, nurturing and retaining a passionate and talented team of experts in our fast paced and growing company. You will be valued and recognized. We offer an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, generous vacation in your first year, sick time, and retirement savings!

Cambrex is the small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. Known for our scientific and manufacturing excellence and customer focus, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal – to improve the quality of life for our customers’ patients across the world.

Overview

The Senior Process Chemist – 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

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

 

Qualifications

  • 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.