Associate Director, Process Chemsitry

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry
  3. United States
Philadelphia, USA
Posting date: 25 Mar 2024

Associate Director, Process Chemistry - Permanent - Onsite

Proclinical Staffing is seeking an Associate Director, Process Chemistry to join a cutting-edge CDMO. This is a permanent role located in Philadelphia, PA.

Skills & Requirements:

  • This position required PhD degree in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and at least 8 work experience as process research and development chemist in an industry laboratory.
  • Experience with use of jacketed glass reactors up to 100 L
  • Experience with common process scale crystallization techniques
  • Experience with process scale medium-pressure and high-pressure chromatography development and scale-up
  • Experienced with process safety evaluations, i.e. thermal stability analysis
  • Knowledge and experience in a GMP environment preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of analytical techniques and compound characterization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication/interpersonal skills; ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations with demonstrated leadership with both internal and external customers.
  • Strong capability in MS Office suite and working with electronic lab notebook systems (ELN). ERP system use is a plus.
  • Ability to stand for 1-2 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time.
  • Frequently lift and or move objects up to 30 pounds.
  • Stand/walk during entire length of shift.
  • Use arms, hands, and fingers to handle, feel or reach.
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Visual abilities including near and far sight, color, peripheral vision, depth, and ability to focus.
  • Ability to use a PAPR and gown during work with high potent materials.

The Associate Director, Process Chemistry will:

  • Leading a team in the development of new processes to manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for early development through Phase II clinical trials.
  • Ensuring that processes are suitable for controlling the quality of API as required by cGMP, ICH and FDA regulations as well as the attributes conducive to successful formulation development.
  • Managing the chemical process development, kilo-lab and pilot plant scale-up of API with contributions to broader CMC and regulatory activities.
  • Responsible for contributing to the planning of synthetic routes, the execution and of chemical synthesis projects.
  • The preparation, purification, and characterization of all materials, maintaining clear and current records of your work within a laboratory notebook, performing analytical work, attending and contributing to meetings, writing comprehensive reports and purchasing all necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, pleasant, and efficient working environment.
  • Thorough documentation and authoring of SOPs, investigations, lab notebooks, batch records, deviations, CAPA and other relevant tech documents as applicable.
  • Follow safety procedures for organizational policies
  • Identify opportunities for improvement or optimization in current processes and implement viable solutions Investigate route modifications to limit cytotoxicity until the final step to reduce the cost of goods and increasing overall safety.
  • Exhibit detailed record-keeping, data analysis and chain of custody controls required in successful implementation of GMP.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Mike Raletz at (+1) 267-428-7770 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.