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Process Chemist

Job Title
Process Chemist
Location
Germantown,  WI 53022
Other Location
Description

Summary of role

The Process Chemist is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by understanding reaction mechanisms and applying them to practical execution of given synthesis. Optimization of conditions to proposed and designed synthetic routes including but not limited to purity, loadings, equivalents, cycle times, work up procedures, and yields.  The Process Chemist must understand and able to perform routine analytical procedures to monitor reaction progress (i.e. TLC, GC, NMR, HPLC, KF) and be  able to isolate and purify products and intermediates by using standard laboratory techniques .  The Process Chemist must document using GMP Good Documentation Practices and prepare final reports for completed projects, including final procedures and compiling all analytical data.  The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Sterling core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile. 

Essential Functions

  • Performs chemical reactions on a gram to multi-kilogram scale.
  • Solves common synthetic problems.
  • Understands and interprets all analytical data.
  • Produces clear documentation of all results and procedures.
  • Provides written and verbal updates to supervisors or clients.
  • Manages and tracks project progress including monitoring timelines, raw materials, equipment availability and yields to ensure project success.
  • Prepares production areas for cGMP project initiation or changeover.
  • Keeps current in new developments within the chemistry/chemical industry.
  • 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

  • Knowledge of reaction mechanisms and applies them to practical execution of given synthesis.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform routine analytical procedures to monitor reaction progress (i.e. TLC, GC, NMR, HPLC, KF)
  • Ability to perform chemical reactions on a gram to multi-kilogram scale.
  • Ability to solve common synthetic problems.
  • Ability to isolate and purify products and intermediates by using standard laboratory techniques.
  • Ability to manage and track project progress including monitoring timelines, raw materials, equipment availability and yields to ensure project success.
  • Ability to prepare production areas for CGMP project initiation or changeover.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to perform basic math functions, compute ratios, rate, and percent.
  • Ability to draw and interpret graphs and charts.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work a 12 hour shift within a 24/7 manufacturing schedule rotation.
  • Basic knowledge and computer proficiency.
  • 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 a science-related field with coursework in organic chemistry, or
  • High school diploma or associate’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of chemical manufacturing experience
  • Experience within an API facility is a plus

Diversity and Inclusion

Sterling values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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