Development Chemist

Polysciences, Inc.
West Deptford, New Jersey
Up to $95,000 + benefits
Apr 16, 2018
May 16, 2018
Field of specialization
Engineering, Microbiological
Job Type
Full time

Astral Diagnostics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polysciences, is a manufacturer of diagnostic stains and laboratory reagents that serves the medical market.   We offer biological stains for all disciplines for use in hematology, histology/cytology, microbiology and general reagents.   Astral is an entrepreneurial driven company looking for a detail-oriented individual to support our growing operations at our West Deptford, NJ (Gloucester County) location.

Astral Diagnostics is a 14-person organization that’s continuously expanding in the market and this position is part of that growth.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced Chemist with proven product development experience from R&D to production of the finished product.  This is a key role reporting to the General Manager.



•  Independently conducts research and development of formulas, processes and technologies to develop new products and updates of existing products. 

•  Plans and leads new product development projects and the commercialization process based on project objectives and timelines.

•  Responsible to develop new products from the bench to full scale production.

•  Resolves technical problems affecting marketability of various products. 

•  Evaluate manufacturing process methods to ensure quality and cost-effective production consistent with health, safety, and environmental rules and regulations.

•  Investigates costs savings from process improvements and new raw materials

•  Potentially interact with customers for new product development projects to gather the objectives, product parameters, and test results to complete the development process.

•  Communication of results and conclusions, written and/or verbal, summarizes new product specifications. 

•  Perform other related duties as assigned.



•  Advanced Degree in Chemistry 

•  Five years a plus working in product development, preferably in life sciences

•  Experience in reverse engineering products

•  Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

•  Applied knowledge of engineering or chemistry with the ability to use various laboratory equipment

•  Bench scale to pilot/full scale product commercialization experience

•  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of management within the Company and outside customers/vendors

•  Quantitative reasoning ability as well as writing, mathematical and oral presentation skills


At Astral Diagnostics, we offer benefits that can compete with larger companies.  We have three healthcare plans; a comprehensive dental plan that includes orthodontia; a flexible spending account; basic and supplemental life insurance plans; short-term and long-term disability; a 401(k) with a healthy employer match;  an Employee Assistance Program; auto and homeowners discounted plans; long-term care insurance at group rates; college savings plan; paid time off; a credit union; discounted tickets to the area’s activities (including Broadway shows) and half-off our bath and body products sold by our sister company. 

Must live within a commutable distance to West Deptford, NJ.  Must have legal authorization to work in the US and will not require sponsorship. 

Astral Diagnostics and Polysciences are Equal Opportunity Employers.  Drug-free workplace.  Tobacco-free work site.