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Manufacturing Development Chemist

Pleasanton, California
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15 Oct 2020
Job Title: Manufacturing Development ChemistRequisition ID- 128309BRWhen you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.Location/Division Specific InformationPleasanton, CA/GSD OperationsHow will you make an impact?The Specialty Chemical Manufacturing Team is responsible for producing many of the key chemical compounds used in oligo synthesis, PCR and sequencing including fluorescent dyes, amidites, polystyrene supports, linkers, NHS esters and functionalized nucleosides. We are seeking an energetic individual with strong communication, leadership, technical and operational skills to join our dynamic and fast paced team. This position will provide technical support to the Specialty Chemical Manufacturing work center and will be also be expected to work in the manufacturing lab. The scientist will support the generation and review of work orders/batch records, and technical summary documents to support the timelines of individual projects. The scientist will also support the investigation and documentation of any deviations in production. The scientist will support the implementation of new component systems, change parts, and other process related activities to support ongoing and new projects. This work may include process improvement activities, product transfer activities, and other activities that would be project driven. The scientist will provide mentoring and guidance to other scientist. The scientist will have to make decisions that will support production and support the goals of the project. The scientist will also help the production team in executing manufacturing protocols and performing in-process testing of products on HPLC, UV/Vis and NMR. The candidate will follow SOPs and work in compliance with safety, regulatory and quality guidelines.What will you do?Participate on project teams as member, leader, or liaison to facilitate the team's activities and achievement of goals.Recognize potential process improvements, recommends associated actions, and develops and implements appropriate solutions.Problem solving, fixing routine methods, interpreting unexpected results, expected to highlight solutions to problems.Provide laboratory investigation of Quality Notifications/CAPAsUse highly specialized equipment and instrumentation in manufacturingManufacture compounds per manufacturing batch record as needed.Follow all EH safety requirementsAddress and report problems in daily manufacturing and propose effective countermeasuresPeriodically review and discuss your priorities with supervisorCommunicate effectively with production staffInteract effectively in a cross functional settingCritically review processes and provide input to supervisorProficient in manufacturing processesAdhere to ISO 13485 guidelines and the Life Technologies quality policyMeet minimum productivity standardsHow will you get here?EducationRequires a Master's degree or higher in Chemistry with an emphasis on Organic Synthesis. PhD preferred but not required based on consummate related experience.Experience3-5 years of progressive scientific experience in Organic ChemistryDirect experience with synthetic organic chemistryKnowledge, Skills, AbilitiesAbility to perform HPLC analysis, 1H/31P/13C NMR, and method developmentWorking knowledge of manufacturing environmentsDemonstrated creativity in designing novel solutions to complex technical problems and expertise in development approaches as applicableAbility to collaborate with coworkers to meet goalsDemonstrated leadership and ability to work effectively with othersAbility to prepare/present oral and written presentationsOutstanding attention to detail and organizational skillsSelf-starter, mature, independent and dependableAbility to work in a fast paced environment under pressure, able to multi-task and is results-orientedEffective time management and prioritization skills.Requires discretion and independent judgmentDeviation writing and investigationsFamiliarity working with standard software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power PointThis position does not have relocation AssistanceAt Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.Apply today! Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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  • Job Reference: 182910501-2
  • Date Posted: 15 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Thermofisher Scientific
  • Location: Pleasanton, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent