Senior Research Scientist in Rensselaer, NY at AMRI

Date Posted: 8/7/2019

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Senior Research Scientist in Rensselaer, NY

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Senior Research Scientist is an expert synthetic organic scientist.  The scientist's principal responsibility is to effectively transfer projects to the production facility.  The scientist is expected to assist in the management of one or more research projects and to provide contributions to the chemical problems assigned.  The scientist is self-motivated and demonstrates initiative in responsibilities and always strives to do the job better.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture. 

In this role, you will:

  • Explore and develop concepts for the practical preparation of a broad range of chemical intermediates and drug substances. effectively transfer projects to the production facility
  • Plan and execute appropriate research techniques towards the solution of various chemical problems arising in the synthesis, analysis, development or production of chemical substances or drugs in the plant.
  • Use a broad spectrum of practical laboratory skills as needed; including advanced methods of purification of solvents and reagents, running reactions under anhydrous and oxygen free conditions, and using advanced methods for isolation/purification of sensitive materials.
  • Utilize all available techniques and analytical instrumentation for monitoring laboratory experiments and the analysis of products effectively.
  • Remain alert to the chemical literature especially in regard to recent developments vital to our processes and area of interest.  Impart new chemical information and research techniques to junior chemical staff and manufacturing personnel
  • Utilize new developments obtained from literature in the reevaluation of chemical processes and analyses presently in use at plant locations for simplifications or modification to financial advantage.  Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services.
  • Comply with requests for synthesis and/or analysis of chemical intermediates, drugs, and potential drugs for patent protection and/or analytical standards.
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form on research results, issues, and plans. Contribute suggestions to coworkers.
  • Train and develop skills related to manipulation and analysis of organic chemicals in junior staff.
  • Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner.  Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices and follow responsible actions regarding chemical disposal.  Maintain compliance with all regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.  Maintain a current, easily understood laboratory notebook.
  • Remain current with Company policy regarding compliance with validation of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals.
  • Perform preliminary hazard screening on new processes using appropriate methodology (DSC, TSU, and CRC90) to ensure safe pilot processes.
  • Provide and perform safety evaluations as required to support hazard assessment and hazop reviews.  Use the RC1 for additional hazard testing and process development support.

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Ph.D. Degree in Organic Chemistry or equivalent experience

All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness.  Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.


Shift:  First Shift

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.