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Sr. Chemical R&D Scientist

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Germantown
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Sr. Chemical R&D Scientist Location: Germantown, WI 53022 Work Type: Full-Time, Direct-Hire, On-Site (M-F 1st Shift) Summary of Role: The Chemical R&D Senior Scientist is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by demonstrating in depth working knowledge of scientific principles and leads the implementation of new methods/processes to solve problems. This role prepares and reviews summaries of observations and is capable of verbal and written presentations documented proficiently in laboratory notebooks to internal and external audiences. The incumbent will write and review SOPs, training modules, technical transfer documents, specifications, summary reports and technical reports to be sent to clients or used in regulatory filings and is responsible for ensuring complex technical information is well understood by team associates, management and clients. The position performs audits of laboratory work and reports and maintains a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature. The Chemical R&D Senior Scientist determines appropriate methods and procedures on new assignments. The position requires execution of the company's Values and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile. Essential Functions:

  • Solves synthetic problems with minimal supervision.
  • Executes synthesis activities from gram to multi-kilogram scale with minimal supervision.
  • Isolates and purifies products and intermediates by using standard laboratory techniques.
  • Interprets and communicates analytical data.
  • Performs routine analytical procedures to monitor reaction progress (i.e. TLC, GC, NMR, HPLC, KF).
  • Designs multi-step synthetic processes from commercially available starting materials.
  • Optimizes conditions of proposed and designed synthetic routes.
  • Performs routine analytical procedures necessary for support of development activities
  • Performs routine maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment with supervision.
  • Writes project documentation (developmental reports and protocols) of medium complexity with supervision.
  • Establishes and coordinates activities at contract chemical and analytical laboratories, as required.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.
  • Participates in IND, NDA, aNDA and sNDA process and completes associated documentation.
  • Leads and mentors associate scientist(s).
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.
  • An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Key Competencies:
    • Understands reaction mechanisms and can apply them to practical execution of given synthesis.
    • Knowledge in handling, analyzing and characterizing chemicals, pharmaceuticals and related organic molecules.
    • Requires minimal hands on experience in analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, etc.
    • Ability to apply scientific principles, theories and concepts to research problems and develop solutions for analytical problems related to drug substances in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.
    • Demonstrates technical ability to assist in the design and execution of non-routine experiments with supervision.
    • Demonstrates ability to correctly analyze data/results and interpret outcome of experiments and to propose appropriate follow-up with supervision.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals technical procedures and governmental regulations and write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
    • Ability to perform complex math functions, compute ratios, rates and percentages while drawing and interpreting graphs and charts.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
    • Candidates need to be competent with IT systems, and Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Education and Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field required with minimum of 15 years' experience, OR
      • Master's degree in Chemistry or related field with minimum of 9 years' experience, OR
      • Doctoral degree with a minimum 4 years' experience. Physical Demands and Work Environment The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee must regularly stand and bend, and is frequently required to sit and walk, crawl, stoop. Employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Must be able to talk and hear. Employee must frequently lift up to 25 pounds without assistance and move over 50 pounds with mechanical aid. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, depth perception; the ability to adjust focus, and observe color changes. The noise level is moderate to noisy. Occasionally, employee is exposed to airborne particles and fumes. Employee is exposed to various chemicals. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock, burn hazards and microbial contamination. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee will be required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment for specific job duties to be performed. Such personal protective equipment may include, but not limited to: safety eyewear, various types of respirators/breathing apparatus, lab coats, full protective body coverings, various types of gloves, etc.

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Keywords: Kelly Services, Milwaukee , Sr. Chemical R&D Scientist, Other , Germantown, Wisconsin

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