Chemical Engineer - Pharmaceutical

Job type:
6 Months
Real Staffing
San Francisco
flag_no USA
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Due to continuous success in their market, my client is enjoying massive growth and has added this role as a result. The role is contract to hire is due to the teams' necessity for the additional support as quickly as possible. After six months this will be a permanent role.

This role requires the following skills:
  • Demonstrates developed knowledge of respective scientific discipline and standard scientific method and techniques
  • Typical Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Under minimal supervision applies scientific knowledge and skills within respective discipline to a variety of assignments
  • Plans workflow based on assigned work
  • May develop and implement experimental plans within existing procedures or established standards
  • Thoughtful execution of experimental laboratory work
  • Demonstrates scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought
  • Contributes to publications and patents
  • Be prepared to present data with approved recommendations

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Education: B.S./M.S. in Chemistry, Pharmacy,or Chemical Engineering discipline with 2 - 5 years of related scientific experience
  • Contributed directly to new product development and transfer to manufacturing
  • Hands-on use/training with chemistry (e.g. UV, IR, HPLC, etc.) and engineering (e.g. compression, fatigue, tensile, etc.) test equipment
  • Utilization of Design of Experiments (DoE) for product development
  • Preparation and characterization of novel formulations is preferred, but not required
  • Combination product experience is preferred, but not required
  • Infection prevention (antibiotic, antiseptic) is desired, but not required
  • GMP experience/training is preferred, but not required
  • Understands the design control process (design inputs/outputs, risk management, DHF, etc.)
  • Mathematical and reasoning ability. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Continuously has shown the ability to develop new laboratory skills throughout career
  • Ability to work with colleagues and multiple clients in a professional and organized manner, and interact effectively with a variety of people from different nationalities, ethnic/cultural backgrounds, and educational levels
  • Should be able to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, draw valid scientific conclusions, and propose solutions or corrective actions
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work with limited guidance in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to reorganize and reschedule work on short notice in order to meet revised client deadlines