WuXi AppTec

  • Associate Scientist, Process Research and Development

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Job ID
    2019-5272
  • Overview

    WuXi AppTec, is a leading global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States. We provide a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services and play an ever-expanding role in helping our customers discover and develop life-saving medicines and products for patients. Since its establishment in 2000, WuXi AppTec has grown to over 6 million square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space, with more than 18,000 talented, dedicated employees. Our rapid business expansion has opened up many exciting positions across the company and around the world!

     

    We currently have several openings within our Process Research & Development (PRD) department at our STA Pharmaceutical business unit, in San Diego, CA.  STA Pharmaceutical US LLC, a WuXi AppTec Company, is a contract development and manufacturing organization focused on providing high-quality process development, R&D, GLP Tox lots and up to P1/ P2 GMP small molecule manufacturing services to the biopharmaceutical industry.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Summary of Position:

    This open Associate Scientist Process Research & Development position reports to the Head, Process Research & Development Chemistry.

     

    The candidate will work within a team of process R&D scientist’s in conjunction with the Analytical Development department and be co-responsible for developing safe, efficient and scalable processes for producing starting materials, intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s). In addition, the candidate will assist in tech transferring projects to kilo lab, pilot plant, and plant scales and contribute to the safe and cGMP compliant execution of API manufacturing processes.

    The candidate will also work with our internal Quality Assurance team, to ensure that high quality standards are maintained and appropriate documentation related to process development and scale-up including batch production records (BPR’s) are completed in a timely manner and that standard operating procedures (SOP’s) are written and followed.

    The ideal candidate will have shown proficiency in hands-on synthetic organic chemistry and the ability to solve process and scale-up problems through laboratory-scale investigations of organic synthesis reactions and separations.  They will provide technical and trouble-shooting support for process scale-up runs and collaborate with other functional groups and accept other duties and responsibilities as needed.

    This is an Associate level opportunity for recent graduates and entry level candidates with less than two years of experience.

    Qualifications

    • Must have a solid understanding of organic chemistry principles.
    • Possess experience in process development for small molecules at various scales beneficial.
    • Experience with literature search tools such as Scifinder and Reaxys needed.
    • Familiarity with analytical tools such as NMR, HPLC, GC, IR, LC-MS and interpretation of results.
    • MS, BS, or PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or related field.
    • Demonstrated success working effectively outside defined scope of responsibility.
    • Should have a bias for action and display a sense of urgency.
    • Will proactively establish good working relationships with peers to support and enable the delivery of intermediates/ API in a timely fashion.
    • Collates and presents results in various forms, such as weekly/monthly reports, technical reports, and oral presentations for internal review and to management.


    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

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