Sr. Scientist I or II - Principal Scientist I at Cambrex

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Longmont, Colorado





Job Description:

Cambrex

Locations: Longmont, Colorado
Categories: Process Chemistry
Req ID: 2824


Cambrex is seeking an experienced and motivated synthetic organic chemist (Sr. Scientist I/II or Principal Scientist I) for the Process Chemistry department. This position performs routine and complex organic synthesis, purification, and analytical evaluation of materials as part of a process chemistry research and development team. The chemist will optimize synthetic routes to drug substance for purity, reproducibility, scalability, and yield. The chemist will also design and proposes new synthetic routes to drug substances. May be asked to lead the process chemistry portion of customer projects and potentially a group of process chemists. Will present work internally and externally to clients. Experience in process chemistry research and development is desirable. Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry is essential.

  • Independently designs and proposes new synthetic processes to produce the drug substance.
  • Carry out multistep organic syntheses, isolation, and purification of targeted products independently. Contribute to the strategic approach used to optimize reactions, isolations, and purifications.
  • Proficiently conduct analysis of starting materials, reaction mixtures, intermediates and products using appropriate instrumentation.
  • Routinely generate summaries and reports on completed experimental work for internal and external use. Routine presentation of experimental work for internal meetings and teleconferences with customers.
  • Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner. Maintain familiarity with the company's chemical hygiene plan. Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.
  • Follow responsible actions regarding chemical disposal. Maintain compliance with all regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (both written and oral). Participate in project team meetings with customers.
  • Work closely with partner lines and departments.
  • May act as chemistry subject-matter expert for customer projects.
  • Routinely generate oral and written presentations and/or summary reports on completed experimental work.


  • MS in Organic Chemistry with 3 - 12+ years related experience. Or B.S./B.A. in Chemistry with 9 - 18+ years of experience in related industry.
  • Advanced to expert understanding of synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Understanding of modern organic synthesis reactions, isolations, and purification procedures.
  • Full understanding of common synthetic organic reaction mechanisms.
  • Understanding and proficient use of relevant techniques and instrumentation such as NMR, MS and HPLC.
  • Proficient in synthesis, purification, and isolation techniques on scales ranging from milligrams to kilograms.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with computer software such as ChemDraw, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Aptitude and willingness to gain more skills & knowledge.
  • Good attention to detail and good problem-solving skills.
  • Clear and concise communication skills.

Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

The hiring range in the State of Colorado for this position is $81,000 - $109,000; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills and experience of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data. This hiring range encompasses several levels. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. This position includes a competitive benefits package. Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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