The Chemical R&D Senior Scientist demonstrates 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 superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.
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).
Education and Experience
Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.
Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.
Alcami Core Leadership Competencies
Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter. Uses insight to provide value. Delivers on commitments.
Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies opportunities. Combines forethought with action. Speaks up and recognizes improvement opportunities. Seeks to understand the "why". Focuses on work that matters.
Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Fosters the same in others and the courage to enhance risk-taking for the business. Seeks ways to be more efficient. Achieves results the right way.
Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Creates an environment enabling others to perform at their best. Deliver results right the first time. Willing to have tough conversations.
Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open to ideas regardless of their origination. Takes the time to find common purpose. Flexible and easy to work with.
Develops organization and people. Demonstrates genuine commitment to develop self and others. Seeks experience and new opportunities outside your comfort zone. Coaches and mentors others.
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.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software.
What We Offer You:
Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities
Profit sharing bonus plan
Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
401(k) with company match
Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave
Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances