Sr. Chemical R&D Scientist, HPAPI Development

Location: Germantown, Wisconsin, US
Department: Research and Development
Reference: VN925
Summary of Role
The HPAPI Development, Chemical R&D Senior Scientist demonstrates in depth working knowledge of scientific principles and leads the implementation of new methods/processes to solve problems.  This role prepares and reviews summaries of observations and is capable of verbal and written presentations documented proficiently in laboratory notebooks to internal and external audiences.  The successful candidate will write and review SOPs, training modules, technical transfer documents, specifications, summary reports and technical reports to be sent to clients or used in regulatory filings and is responsible for ensuring complex technical information is well understood by team associates, management and clients.  The position performs audits of laboratory work and reports and maintains a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.  The HPAPI Development, Chemical R&D Senior Scientist determines appropriate methods and procedures on new assignments.  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.

Your Responsibilities
  • Solves synthetic problems with minimal supervision.
  • Executes synthesis activities from milligram to small gram quantities with minimal supervision.
  • Designs multi-step synthetic processes from commercially available starting materials and executes challenging chemistry experiments.
  • Optimizes conditions of proposed and designed synthetic routes.
  • Primary responsible for executing organic syntheses in a timely, efficient, and independent manner.
  • Experience with Highly Potent APIs (HPAPIs) and intermediates is a plus.
  • Experience with Prep-HPLC purification and lyophilization technique is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Payload-Linker construct syntheses would be an advantage.
  • Isolates and purifies products and intermediates by using standard laboratory techniques.
  • Interprets and communicates analytical data.
  • Utilizes proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), up to and including full-face respirator or supplied air as required when performing job functions.
  • Performs routine analytical procedures to monitor reaction progress (i.e. TLC, GC, NMR, HPLC, KF).
Requirements for the Role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field required with minimum of 15 years’ experience, OR
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field with minimum of 9 years’ experience, OR
  • Doctoral degree with a minimum 4 years’ experience.
  • Understands reaction mechanisms and can apply them to practical execution of given synthesis.
  • Knowledge in handling, analyzing and characterizing chemicals, pharmaceuticals and related organic molecules.
  • Ability to apply scientific principles, theories and concepts to research problems and develop solutions for analytical problems related to drug substances in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.
What We Offer
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, bonus program, 401k match, tuition reimbursement, 24/7 employee assistance program, flexible work hours, and the opportunity for career training and development.

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.

This position is located in Germantown, WI, a vibrant city northwest of Milwaukee in Southeast Wisconsin.  A great place to live, work and raise a family, Southeast Wisconsin offers a variety of activities and diverse cultural scene. 

Why Consider Sterling?
Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complimented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.
We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK, Europe and the US, where we employ more than 1300 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.
Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 

Sterling Pharma Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.
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