Process Chemist: Senior Associate Scientist
Groton, Connecticut
September 24, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time

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Role Description
We are seeking a synthetic organic chemist to join the Process Chemistry group within Chemical Research and Development (CRD) in Groton. CRD, as part of Worldwide R&D in Pharmaceutical Sciences, is responsible for the development of process technology for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). CRD scientists engage in all facets of development from small scale synthesis in support of Discovery programs, to the development of the commercial synthetic route. CRD scientists partner with manufacturing specialists for API synthesis in kilo-lab and pilot plant facilities, as well as provide support for technology transfer to the company manufacturing sites and third party facilities.

The successful candidate will enable and develop scalable processes to pharmaceutical drug candidates which are safe, efficient and robust through thoughtful experimentation in a laboratory setting. The ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams involving chemists, analysts, engineers, and technologists is essential.

The successful candidate will work in the laboratory and assist in the design and execution of synthetic routes to drug candidates within a dynamic, team-oriented environment and assist in the development and completion of experimental studies to provide safe, efficient, robust and scalable processes.

A strong working knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry principles, excellent laboratory skills, an awareness of analytical methods, and a commitment to safety are required. Compliance on safety and regulatory requirements is expected and documented through our internal training program.

The candidate should thrive in the collaborative environment of a multi-disciplinary project team.
A willingness to learn and apply new technology to process development challenges is required.

The candidate should have a degree in Chemistry with research experience (BS 3-7 years, MA 0-5 years)

Demonstrated high performance in synthetic organic chemistry experimentation.
A strong working knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry principles.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain an accurate scientific notebook.
Familiarization with modern analytical tools and techniques, as well as data interpretation.
Thorough working knowledge of the published literature in synthetic organic chemistry.
An ability to communicate results through clear, concise written reports, publications and related documentation.

Laboratory work requiring standing.
Working at a computer.

Travel is required on occasion in support of external manufacture or to participate in scientific conferences.

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
the company is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. the company also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. the company is an E-Verify employer.
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