Senior Chemist

BioGenex

Molecular Pathology Systems, Diagnostics, Life Science Research

Role: Senior Chemist

Essential Duties And Responsibilities: 
Performing multistep organic synthesis and analysis of small molecules 
Purifying compounds by preparative Thin Layer Chromatography and flash column chromatography 
Executing product manufacturing according to established procedures, record the data, interpret results and validate the quality of data 
Utilizing traditional synthetic chemical techniques, execute routine chemical procedures involving organic chemistry, HPLC, TLC and MS analysis of chemical compounds. 
Working safely and in compliance with all applicable federal and local regulations, following written or electronic procedures and monitors quality control 
Ensuring products are manufactured on time. 
Supporting general lab functions, maintenance of equipment, product quality, packaging, on-time delivery of products, ensure cleanliness of workplace and good general laboratory techniques 
Properly operating NMR, GC, HPLC, and LC-MS instruments 
Participate in the continuous improvement of the manufacturing methods 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to other duties that may be assigned 
 
 
Basic Qualifications: 
Tests materials as assigned by priority listing provided daily by QC management using various types of equipment – pH meter, FTIR, HPLC, GC, HPTLC, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, auto titrators, and balances. 
Independently sets up, runs, and troubleshoots instrumentation. 
Performs data interpretation and reporting. 
Revises SOPs as needed. 
Provides guidance to technicians. 
Records and evaluates data and documentation for completeness. 
Initiates out-of-spec investigations. 
Performs various housekeeping duties in the lab including disposing of hazardous waste and instrument PM. 
Complies with safety and cGMP requirements. 
 
Safety Declaration: 
Supports a culture of safe laboratory operations, follows all safety rules and procedures. 
 Actively participates in the safety program by engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard 
Reporting safety concerns to management or safety teams, submitting safety suggestions, and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when the employee sees a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved. 
 Assists with communicating safety information to new employees. Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan. 
 
Qualifications: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  
 Ability to read and interpret documents such as product specifications, departmental instructions, and procedure manuals. 
 Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  
Good problem-solving skills required.  
Able to compare results obtained to specifications to determine if result meets requirements.
Must possess strong organizational skills, be a self-starter and be able to handle multiple tasks. Must possess professional attitude and be able to work well with peers and management. 
Education: 
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school in laboratory science field (i.e. chemistry, biology, etc.) 
BS/MS level chemist with at least one year of experience working in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory.
Familiarity with general laboratory equipment experience including hands on instrumental analysis (such as FTIR, FT-NIR, HPLC, HPTLC, GC, ICP/MS, ICP/OES and UV/Vis). 
Familiar with techniques such as mass, NMR, HPLC and column chromatography.
Familiarity with general laboratory safety, procedures and instrumentation. 
Excellent computer skills required.
Knowledge of cGMP regulations. 
Knowledge of chemical laboratory instrumentation. 
Preference will be given to a candidate experienced in Nucleic acid/ Phosphonamidite Chemistry. 
 

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