Process Research Engineer; Chemical Engineer

27265, High Point
Annual salary plus benefits
Dec 06, 2017
Jan 05, 2018
Field of specialization
Engineering, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Process Research Engineer; Chemical Engineer

About the Job

Cambrex High Point (, located in High Point, NC, 27265, is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, results-oriented individual to join our Chemical Development team of dedicated professionals focused on customer service and quality. We are currently accepting resumes for the position of Process Research Engineer; Chemical Engineer.

Position will provide engineering support toward meeting of client based delivery and development goals.  CHP site engineering support, including the design, construction, and maintenance of equipment that replicates laboratory chemical process on pilot and commercial scales.  Experimental skills related to chemical process development and kilo – scale synthesis of organic compounds of medicinal importance.  Serve as an expert chemical engineering and pharmaceutical science resource to the chemical development group, the Cambrex High Point site, and to the larger Cambrex organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge and experience in technologies such as continuous processing, flow chemistry, microwave chemistry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with in-situ reaction monitoring technology is preferred.
  • Knowledge or expertise in principles of operational excellence, six-sigma, and process optimization preferred.
  • Application of key principles of chemical engineering to work within a matrix-based chemical development team to construct systems and design chemical processes that will efficiently support on-scale safe production of promising pharmaceutical candidates.
  • Collaboration with process development chemists and analytical chemists to develop safer and more robust processes for laboratory and plant production.
  • Development of key process improvements and strategies leading to improved yield, throughput, purity, increased efficiency, capacity enhancement, and reduced cost.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques for improving engineering principles related to organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, process development techniques and cGMP regulations.  Knowledge of root cause/batch failure analysis. 
  • Knowledge of final form screening/polymorph screening/crystallization studies is preferred.
  • Expected to work closely with partner teams, including chemistry, analytical, and manufacturing operations to coordinate project related equipment and activities.
  • Actively promote the results of ongoing projects within the group and to external clients.

Other Experience/Skills:

  • Good publication/patent record

Education/Knowledge Requirements:

  • A B.S. degree in chemical engineering required.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or comparable chemical industry is required.
  • Strong skills and knowledge in organic chemistry, especially as applicable to process chemistry. Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a diverse team environment are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft software (Word / EXCEL / PowerPoint) is expected. Experience with engineering software and process modeling.

At Cambrex, we recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, a vision-care plan, paid sick time, casual dress, paid company holidays and paid vacations.

Please send all resumes to:

Cambrex High Point
Attention: Human Resources
4180 Mendenhall Oaks Pkwy
High Point, NC27265

*Cambrex High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PharmaCore is committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V encouraged to apply. Drug-free work environment. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract.