Sr. Process Chemist

Full Time

    Job Description

    Job#: 1314709

    Job Description:

    Apex Systems is looking for multiple Sr Process Chemists for our client in Boulder, CO. These roles are contract to hire opportunities with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Colorado. This role will drive and demonstrate the technology for the planning and execution of development and implementation of chemical processes. Ensures that the chemistry is sufficient to meet goals on process yields, throughputs, and QEH&S requirements. Responsible for sampling, labeling, and storage of raw material and intermediates.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    Include the following. Other duties may be assigned
    • Executes experiments and syntheses of small molecules and peptides while working on a project team
    • Performs peptide synthesis using commercial peptide synthesizers
    • Conducts analyses of samples using established or routine methods
    • Provides technical support to lab or plant processes
    • Works effectively in a team-oriented environment
    • Presents work orally and in form of written development reports
    • Adheres to GDP and SOPs in all aspects of work
    • Independently plans and executes experiments, while working in a project team, toward development of viable commercial processes
    • Demonstrates a clear understanding of technical issues and the requirements of a viable manufacturing process
    • Executes procedures, processes, and methods for solutions to chemical and technical problems on a lab or plant scale
    • Ensures that the chemistry is capable of meeting cost, yield, throughput, and QEH&S goals on assigned processes
    • Leads a team to accomplish the development, transfer, or implementation of technology at a lab or plant scale
    • Develops and supports scalable processes and provides technical expertise and support during lab or plant operations.

    Education/ Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Organic Chemistry and 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Peptide experience preferred.

    Core Competencies:

    These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.
    • Demonstrates a positive attitude
    • Strong background in chemistry or a related scientific field
    • Working knowledge of regulatory issues in pharmaceutical manufacturing including cGMPs, GDP, FDA, PSM, OSHA, and EPA requirements
    • Communicates effectively in writing and verbally within the department
    • Computer skills, in the areas of: Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Chemdraw, and SciFinder
    • Ability to work interactively within a multi-functional team-oriented environment
    • Takes initiative in setting own goals and work plan
    • Hands on organic chemistry laboratory experience
    • Has broad technical knowledge in organic chemistry and process improvement methodology
    • Maintain a well-documented record of work performed in a laboratory notebook, laboratory reports, and campaign reports
    • Experience in the synthesis and purification of peptides (desired)
    • Has working knowledge of all plant-scale unit operations, scale-up, and plant design considerations
    • Understanding of chemical reactivity, potential exotherms, cross reactivity, side products and waste streams, especially for processes they support
    • Regularly seeks out new learning opportunities beyond basic skills that can result in innovative approaches to technical issues
    • Demonstrates clear understanding of technical issues and the requirements of a viable manufacturing process; has demonstrated independent support on multiple (not necessarily simultaneous) processes
    • Identifies areas where change/continuous improvement is beneficial to the business, and successfully defends and implements projects
    • Assumes reasonable risk in trying out new, self-generated ideas
    • Proactive approach to problem identification and resolution
    • Communicates effectively in writing and verbally within and across departments and to site management; updates are clear, selective, and effective
    • Ability to understand and apply statistical design of experiments and draw sound conclusions from the results; uses results when solving problems, or proposing improvements
    • Ability to provide leadership in all process chemistry aspects of manufacturing processes; leads teams in the development, transfer, troubleshooting, and improvement of chemical processes in interactive, interdisciplinary team environment
    • Seeks out opportunities to learn manufacturing needs and methods that facilitate substantial process improvements; acquires new skills in state-of-the art technology and applies it to their assignments
    • Demonstrates skills in negotiation and influencing other

    Salary range: $75-100k

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