Senior Scientist, Organic Chemistry

Carlsbad, California
Compensation commensurate with experience
Mar 28, 2019
May 27, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Plan and manufacture multi-step organic syntheses intermediates and products; maintain thorough documentation of experimental procedures and results through manufacturing batch records
  • Independently prioritize own work assignments, and consistently demonstrate the ability to perform assigned tasks in manufacturing setting
  • Update manufacturing SOPs as required through process validation and design change procedures
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting
  • Demonstrate ability to resolve the manufacturing issues through effective problem solving
  • Maintain a safe, pleasant and efficient work environment.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • MS/PhD in Organic Chemistry with minimum 3 to 6 years of relevant experience in industrial setting OR
  • BS in Organic Chemistry with minimum 10 years of relevant experience in industrial setting
  • Strong Laboratory bench skills including synthesis, purification and analysis of organic compounds using HPLC (UV and MS detection), NMR, IR, GC, TLC and elemental analysis.
  • Strong background in theory and practice of synthetic organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience in cGMP Environment
  • Experience with Process Validation, non-conformance investigation
  • Proven experience with performing organic reactions and formulations under inert/dry atmosphere, moisture sensitive chemicals and glove box environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in clear cross-functional collaboration and communication in team settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high paced manufacturing team environment to meet on time product delivery deadlines
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Experience with handling and synthesizing non-radioactive isotopically labelled 13C, 15N, 18O, D compounds is plus
  • Ability to demonstrate Cost-control management mindset
  • Proven track to lead other associates


  • Laboratory and Chemical Manufacturing: 3-7 years (Required)


  • MS/PhD  in Organic Chemistry (preferred)


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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Senior Scientist, Organic Chemistry

Carlsbad, CA