Research Scientist, Chemistry PD

locationPrince Edward Island - Prince Edward Island (PE),

atBioVectra Inc.

Estimated salary $14 an hour

Job Description:

BioVectra Inc. is a leading bio-science business in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bioreagents.
BioVectra Inc. has an opening for a Research Scientist, Chemistry Process Development. This is a permanent, full-time position located in Charlottetown, PEI.
The candidate will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out literature searches; designing new synthetic approaches as required and preparing research plans.
  • Performing lab scale synthetic work and raw material evaluation.
  • Participating in the scale-up to pilot plant level.
  • Interpreting modern analytical techniques such as IR, UV, GC, HPLC, and NMR.
  • Developing waste disposal methods which meet regulatory requirements.
  • Investigating and developing equipment cleaning procedures.
  • Assisting in production, making modifications to the procedures as needed and informing appropriate individuals.
  • Writing Batch Production Records, work instructions and scientific progress reports.
  • Preparing purified intermediates for use as analytical standards.
  • Transferring technology to technical staff, as an active member of the project team working effectively with analytical research
and quality control chemists, as well as production personnel.
  • Developing appropriate in-process QC procedures in conjunction with analytical chemists.
  • Following the company’s quality management system procedures and cGMP regulations.
  • Training and supervising research assistants or summer students as needed.
  • Complying with approved safety practices for the laboratory and manufacturing facilities.
  • Instrument calibration duties.
  • Good housekeeping responsibilities.
  • The successful candidate for this position should have:
    • M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree with previous synthetic organic chemistry experience. A strong background in analytical chemistry is also recommended.
    • Industrial chemical experience would be considered an asset.
    • Working knowledge of computer software including Word, spreadsheets, chemical drawing software, and the ability to conduct online chemical database searches.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    BioVectra offers a competitive salary and benefit package.
    Closing Date: September 2nd 2020
    We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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