Chemist

Location: Devens MA
Country: United States
Company Order Number: 4605
# of openings: 1

Description

JOB PURPOSE & SUMMARY OF POSITION

Under the direction of a Principal Scientist, works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables and insightful application of theoretical knowledge.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Independently synthesize, purify, and analyse chemical intermediates and target compounds.
  • Synthesize chemical intermediates or active pharmaceutical, crystallization, and distillation techniques.
  • Analyze and identify compounds utilizing a range of analytical techniques.
  • Keep accurate, legible, and complete records of all experiments and observations.
  • Generate written progress reports and present scientific results to team members.
  • Exhibit a high level of safety awareness and conduct lab operations in a safe manner.
  • Assist with keeping well-maintained and clean laboratories.

QUALITY/REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates technical proficiency and self-assuredness in applying cGMP standards.
  • Applies cGMP concepts in association with department specific responsibilities.
  • Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards.
  • Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for participating in quality audits with FDA, other Regulatory Agencies, and customers, as needed.
  • Ensures work is in compliance with all state and federal regulations, including but not limited to GMP, DEA, FDA, etc.

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows and abides by all EH&S policies, practices, and procedures in association with department specific responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates technical and procedural proficiency and self-assuredness in applying EH&S standards.
  • Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for participating in EH&S audits with internal Company groups, regulatory agencies, and customers.
  • Responsible for reporting all near misses, accidents, and dangerous occurrences through the appropriate Company procedures to ensure an investigation is initiated. 
  • Cooperate with all root cause investigations and follow corrective actions and compliance with Company policies and procedures, and all state and federal regulations occurs within department.
  • Support the Company’s commitment for environmental health & safety by applying ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and Sustainability 2025 principals into daily activities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • While performing the duties of this job it is required to stand, walk, and use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch when necessary for job activity.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close, distance, peripheral, color perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly works with moving mechanical parts and may work with toxic or caustic chemicals.  The work may be performed in humid areas with low or high temperatures.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.
  • Prior basic laboratory skills and a working theoretical knowledge of organic chemistry desired.
  • Experience working in a Kilo-Lab environment or GMP experience is a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret English-language chemical periodicals, scientific journals, and regulatory documents.
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports.
  • Working knowledge of common MS Windows-based software and statistical software is required.

 

 





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