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Chemical R&D Scientist I
Location Germantown, WI
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Think Different.  Do Different.  Be Different.

Alcami is a world-class contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).  We are a team of dynamic individuals committed to developing life-saving drugs around the world.  A mindset of innovation, accountability and customer focus inspires us to be the most efficient, safe and reliable choice for our customers and the patients they serve.  In return, we offer challenging careers, accelerated professional growth and the opportunity to be part of something different.

Position Summary

The Chemical R&D Scientist I demonstrates in depth working knowledge of scientific principles, leads the implementation of new methods/processes to solve problems.  The person prepares and reviews summaries of observations, capable of verbal and written presentations documented proficiently in laboratory notebooks to internal and external audiences, writes and reviews 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 Chemical R&D determines appropriate methods and procedures on new assignments.  The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to independently carry out chemical reactions on a gram to multi-kilogram scale.
  • Ability to isolate and purify products and intermediates by using standard laboratory techniques.
  • Understanding and interpretation of analytical data.
  • Understanding and ability to perform routine analytical procedures to monitor reaction progress  (i.e. TLC, GC, NMR, HPLC, KF).
  • Capable of solving synthetic problems independently.
  • Understand reaction mechanisms and apply them to practical execution of given synthesis.
  • Design multi-step synthetic process from commercially available starting materials to target compounds.
  • Performs routine maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment with supervision.
  • Writes project documentation (developmental reports and protocols) of medium complexity with supervision.
  • Establishes and coordinates activities at contract chemical and analytical laboratories, as required.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.

Education and Experience

  • BS or BA in Chemistry or related field required with minimum of 9+ years’ experience, OR
  • Master degree in Chemistry or related field with minimum of 3+ years’ experience, OR
  • Doctoral degree with a 0-2 years of previous experience

Alcami Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.
  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.

Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.
  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.
  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.
  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.
  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.
  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge in handling, analyzing and characterizing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and related organic molecules.
  • Requires minimal hands on experience in analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, etc.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates technical ability to assist in the design and execution of non-routine experiments with supervision. 
  • Demonstrates ability to correctly analyze data/results and interpret outcome of experiments and to propose appropriate follow-up with supervision.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals technical procedures and governmental regulations and write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to perform complex math functions, compute ratios, rate, and percent while drawing and interpreting graphs and charts.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists

‚ÄčWhat We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities
  • Profit sharing bonus plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave
  • Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances

Diversity and Inclusion:

Alcami 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.

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