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Research Scientist, Chemistry PD

Research Scientist, Chemistry PD
Accepting BioReady
Full Time


not disclosed
Prince Edward Island
Date Posted
01/02/2019 - 11:45
Closing Date
13/02/2019 - 11:45
Job Description

BioVectra Inc. is a leading bio-science business in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bioreagents.

The candidate will be responsible for: 
- Carrying out literature searches; designing new synthetic approaches as required and preparing research plans.
- Performing lab scale synthetic work and raw material evaluation. 
- Participating in the scale-up to pilot plant level.
- Interpreting modern analytical techniques such as IR, UV, GC, HPLC, and NMR.
- Developing waste disposal methods which meet regulatory requirements.
- Investigating and developing equipment cleaning procedures.
- Assisting in production, making modifications to the procedures as needed and informing appropriate individuals.
- Writing Batch Production Records, work instructions and scientific progress reports.
- Preparing purified intermediates for use as analytical standards.
- Transferring technology to technical staff, as an active member of the project team working effectively with analytical research and quality control chemists, as well as production personnel.
- Developing appropriate in-process QC procedures in conjunction with analytical chemists.
- Following the company’s quality management system procedures and cGMP regulations.
- Training and supervising research assistants or summer students as needed.
- Complying with approved safety practices for the laboratory and manufacturing facilities.
- Instrument calibration duties.
- Good housekeeping responsibilities.

The successful candidate for this position should have:
- M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree with previous synthetic organic chemistry experience. A strong background in analytical chemistry is also recommended. 
- Industrial chemical experience would be considered an asset.
- Working knowledge of computer software including Word, spreadsheets, chemical drawing software, and the ability to conduct online chemical database searches. 
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Closing Date: February 13th, 2019

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We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.