Process Development Chemist


Cleveland, OH


Minimum job functions and competencies include:

  • Able to work independently on tasks assigned by a project leader
  • Applies technical knowledge gained through education and experience to safely optimize synthetic organic chemistry processes for scale up into large glassware (50 liter Kilolab) and pilot plant
  • Experienced in, or willing to learn, operation of Kilolab equipment to prepare pharmaceutical intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)
  • Assists with maintenance and operation of bench-scale equipment including Kilolab reactors, rotary evaporators and hydrogenation reactors
  • Assumes ownership of assigned tasks and works independently to meet aggressive timelines
  • Good attention to detail and thorough laboratory documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills so as to be an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team of chemists, engineers, technicians and quality assurance specialists.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required qualifications include:

  • BS / MS degree in organic chemistry or equivalent experience
  • Good working knowledge of analytical techniques including NMR, MS, and HPLC
  • Two or more year’s industrial experience developing processes for scale-up of small molecule pharmaceuticals or specialty chemicals is preferred
  • Experience with Kilolab scale processing is preferred
  • Familiarity with a cGMP regulatory environment is a plus
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