Research Scientist – Developmental Manufacturing
AMRI - Rensselaer, NY

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Job Description
: The Research Scientist assists in effectively transferring projects to the production facility. The scientist is self-motivated and demonstrates initiative in responsibilities and always strives to do the job better.


1. Explore and develop concepts for the practical preparation of a broad range of chemical intermediates and drug substances. Effectively transfer projects to the production facility.

2. Plan and execute appropriate research techniques towards the solution of various chemical problems arising in the synthesis, analysis, development or production of chemical substances or drugs in the plant.

3. Use a broad spectrum of practical laboratory skills as needed; including advanced methods of purification of solvents and reagents, running reactions under anhydrous and oxygen free conditions, and using advanced methods for isolation/purification of sensitive materials.

4. Utilize all available techniques and analytical instrumentation for monitoring laboratory experiments and the analysis of products effectively.

5. Remain alert to the chemical literature especially in regard to recent developments vital to our processes and area of interest.

6. Utilize new developments obtained from literature in the reevaluation of chemical processes and analyses presently in use at plant locations for simplifications or modification to financial advantage. Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services.

7. Comply with requests for synthesis and/or analysis of chemical intermediates, drugs, and potential drugs for patent protection and/or analytical standards.

8. Communicate effectively in verbal and written form on research results, issues, and plans. Contribute suggestions to coworkers.

9. Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner. Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices and follow responsible actions regarding chemical disposal. Maintain compliance with all regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. Maintain a current, easily understood laboratory notebook.

10. Write clear and concise batch records for the manufacturing of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals. Remain current with Company policy regarding compliance with validation of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals.

11. Work to organize work time so that several reactions are run concurrently. Use time efficiently to produce target compounds with investigation of side reactions being normally given low priority.

12. Work towards managing workload and time to enable the incumbent to perform multiple projects effectively. Complete Batch Records, deviation reports and investigation reports in a timely fashion. Adapt to changing priorities such that productivity is unaffected.

13. Follow GMP protocols and procedures for execution of GMP products. Remain current on GMP and FDA guidelines. Interact efficiently with Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

14. Find new and better ways of performing job by challenging established procedures. With supervision, bring assignments to completion independently.

15. Train pilot plant technicians. Potentially be available during off hours to train or provide technical expertise to manufacturing.

16. Discuss routinely with supervisor the status of the assigned programs and potential problems.

17. Evaluate scientific and safety data to make critical decisions during manufacturing.

Job Requirements
· B.S. degree in Chemistry with a focus in Organic Chemistry
· Industrial experience in process development, GMP or in a plant environment is highly desired.
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

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