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Process Chemist 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 Process Chemist I is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by understanding reaction mechanisms and applying them to practical execution of given synthesis. Optimization of conditions to proposed and designed synthetic routes including but not limited to purity, loadings, equivalents, cycle times, work up procedures, and yields.  The Process Chemist I  must understand and able to perform routine analytical procedures to monitor reaction progress (i.e. TLC, GC, NMR, HPLC, KF) and be  able to isolate and purify products and intermediates by using standard laboratory techniques .  The Process Chemist I  must document using GMP Good Documentation Practices and prepare final reports for completed projects, including final procedures and compiling all analytical data.  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

  • Performs chemical reactions on a gram to multi-kilogram scale.
  • Solves common synthetic problems.
  • Understands and interprets all analytical data.
  • Produces clear documentation of all results and procedures.
  • Provides written and verbal updates to supervisors or clients.
  • Manages and tracks project progress including monitoring timelines, raw materials, equipment availability and yields to ensure project success.
  • Prepares production areas for cGMP project initiation or changeover.
  • Keeps current in new developments within the chemistry/chemical industry.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a science-related field with coursework in organic chemistry, or
  • High school diploma or associate’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of chemical manufacturing experience
  • Experience within an API facility is a plus

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 of reaction mechanisms and applies them to practical execution of given synthesis.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform routine analytical procedures to monitor reaction progress (i.e. TLC, GC, NMR, HPLC, KF)
  • Ability to perform chemical reactions on a gram to multi-kilogram scale.
  • Ability to solve common synthetic problems.
  • Ability to isolate and purify products and intermediates by using standard laboratory techniques.
  • Ability to manage and track project progress including monitoring timelines, raw materials, equipment availability and yields to ensure project success.
  • Ability to prepare production areas for CGMP project initiation or changeover.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to perform basic math functions, compute ratios, rate, and percent.
  • Ability to draw and interpret graphs and charts.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability  to work a 12 hour shift within a 24/7 manufacturing schedule rotation.
  • Basic knowledge and computer proficiency.

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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