Solid State Scientist


Concord, OH


Solid State Scientist

Our client in the Midwest is searching for an individual with a specific skillset. The ideal candidate will lead salt, polymorph, and preformulation studies in support of preclinical drug development in a CDMO environment. Our client is a Global leader in the development and production of API with 11 manufacturing sites and 7 R&D departments across the globe. Their goal is to facilitate the production of new pharmaceuticals and improve quality and sustainability of the manufacturing process, if you think this is a company for you read below and see if you qualify!


  • Salt, polymorph, and co-crystal screening
  • Physicochemical characterization of small molecules
  • Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis
  • Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA)
  • Raman and FTIR analysis
  • Particle size and polarized light microscopy
  • Moisture sorption analysis
  • Solubility
  • Hot-stage microscopy

The successful candidate will also provide support to related groups (process chemistry, engineering, QC). The position may also provide solid-state guidance and mentoring to other scientists and cross-functional project teams.

The candidate should have experience in salt selection and polymorph screening, strong skills in physical chemical characterization/pre-formulation. The candidate should possess excellent written documentation and oral communication skills, familiarity with regulatory guidelines (GLP, GMP) and the ability to manage multiple projects in dynamic environment.

Requirements and Educational Qualifications

Required qualifications are a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Chemistry or related science with two or more years of relevant experience. The position requires flexible hours.

Job Requirements

  • Must have experience with XRD analysis, polymorphs, and salt forms.
  • Must have basic knowledge of chemicals their properties, structure, reactivity, and be able to handle them with safe and appropriate techniques.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers and have good writing skills
  • Must be able to effectively multitask
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