Staff R&D Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Florence, SC3.6

Job Description
When 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 Information
Florence, SC

How will you make an impact?

The Staff R&D Scientist’s responsibility is to provide technical support for contract API manufacturing by conducting process R&D and troubleshooting pilot plant/plant processes through hands-on laboratory experimentation.

What will you do?

Plan and execute experiments on synthesis and purification of organic entities for process evaluation, development and troubleshooting.
Record and analyze scientific data/observations in details. Write technical updates/reports. Participate in technical discussions with internal teams and clients.
Develop feasible chemical processes to synthesize drug intermediates and API’s that meet or exceed the quality requirements from clients.
Engage in process technology transfer of projects.
Research industry practices and processes and apply to innovative development internally and for client products.
Lead projects with minimal supervision. Manage project timelines and deliverables.

How will you get here?

PhD in Chemistry – required; Organic Chemistry – preferred.

0-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Good knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry. Familiar with scientific database search. Knowledge of cGMP as related to the pharmaceutical industry is a plus.
Strong synthetic skills demonstrated by synthesis and isolation (chromatography, crystallization, distillation etc.) as well as characterization (NMR, IR, MS etc.) of organic compounds.
Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including managing technical discussions with internal and external clients.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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.

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