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Associate Scientist

Cambridge, MA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

organic synthesis
laboratory experience
analytical experience (HPLC, NMR)


*** On site *** Can sit in Cambridge or Thousand Oaks.

Process Development Associate Scientist

An ideal candidate has a master’s degree in organic chemistry and 2 y experience (or bachelors with 4 y experience) with lab experience in complex organic synthesis, e.g. natural products, organic methods, bench work at a pharmaceutical or fine chemical company and familiarity with standard organic characterization techniques (HPLC, NMR, DSC, TGA, XRPD).

A Process Development Associate Scientist may work with all aspects of small molecule process development in support of advancing the pipeline as part of the Pivotal Drug Substance Process Development organization. The candidate will work under the supervision of a Ph.D. Scientist, will participate in drug substance development teams and will be expected to develop innovative solutions to prepare small molecule drug candidates.

Research activities include reaction development, characterization of reaction profiles and isolated compounds, process scale-up development, participating in cGMP campaigns targeting bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient to support clinical supply and commercial process development activities. The candidate will maintain laboratory notebooks and computer files, participate in group and project meetings, and attend seminars. The candidate will work in a team environment collaborating with various colleagues in process development and engaging in tech transfer activities with global partners.

Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree in Chemistry and 2 years of Scientific, Process Development or Operations experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Scientific, Process Development or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications: Masters in Organic Chemistry; 2+ years of experience in the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry; Broad knowledge of organic chemistry reactions and current scientific literature; Basic laboratory skills including synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic small molecules; Analytical techniques including NMR, HPLC and Mass Spec; Experience in reviewing and interpreting analytical data; Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment; Excellent presentation, written and verbal skills; Knowledge of basic office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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