Director of Process Engineering Research; Chemical Engineer

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Cambrex High Point (www.cambrex.com), 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 Director, Process Engineering Research; 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 matrixbased 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.

► Experience designing and outfitting an engineering support laboratory, including capital purchase recommendations, is preferred.

► May be expected to recruit, hire, and manage a chemical engineering team at CHP. As such, would be expected to perform regular performance evaluations for all direct reports.

► May be expected to lead a scientific or project team. As such, would be responsible for aggressive and diligent leadership and management of internal programs according to established timelines.

► 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.

► Work to ensure that a spirit of teamwork and cooperation exists within the group at all times.

Other Experience/Skills:

► Good publication/patent record

Education/Knowledge Requirements:

► A B.S. degree in chemical engineering required. An Advanced degree in chemical engineering or related pharmaceutical science is highly preferred. A minimum of 15 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical 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.