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JOB TITLE: Chemist, Process Research and Development

DEPARTMENT: Process Research and Development

SUPERVISOR:Senior Chemist, Senior Chemist I, Senior Chemist II, Projects Leader, Projects Leader I, Projects Leader II, Principal Scientist, Senior Principal Scientist, Process Research and Development

Description:

The Process Research and Development Chemist under supervision will perform synthetic chemistry experiments to assist in developing and validating process chemistry for new and/or established products and projects, characterizing reaction products and intermediates with appropriate methods and maintaining laboratory records in accordance with cGMP/GLP practices and requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Under supervision assist in developing and validating new process chemistry and exploiting and validating established process chemistry for synthetic organic chemical reactions.
    • Under supervision assist with the scale-up of new products from gram quantities to production quantities.
    • Prepare novel compounds with optimized chemical and/or physical properties.
    • Generate gram quantities of high-purity samples of key intermediates, most often by chromatography, recrystallization, and/or ambient/reduced pressure distillation.
    • Perform routine characterization of reaction products and intermediates by both wet and instrumental methods.
    • Maintain laboratory records in accordance with accepted cGMP/GLP laboratory practices, SOPs, and regulatory requirements.
    • Assist with review of GMP-related (i.e., controlled) documentation.
  • Safety Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Environmental, Health & Safety programs of Norac Pharma to ensure employee and plant safety and security.

Education / Experience / Personal Requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry (or equivalent)
  • Preferably, experience with basic chemistry laboratory technology and practical hands-on knowledge of general chemistry.
  • Basic experience in a variety of synthetic organic transformations is helpful.
  • Knowledge of broad based cGMP/GLP principles and the ability to apply said principles is helpful.
  • Ability to perform a range of chemical calculations.
  • Some practical experience in the techniques and procedures of modern organic chemistry including spectroscopy, chromatography, handling air-sensitive agents, etc.
  • Basic computer literacy (knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet programs recommended).
  • A high degree of patience.
  • A strong commitment to mastering advanced laboratory techniques.
  • Good interpersonal skills in a decentralized environment.
  • A careful observer dedicated to maintaining professionally valid records including lab notebooks.
  • Intellectually inquisitive.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Good at following instructions and asking pertinent questions.