Sr. Development Scientist

Bound Brook, New Jersey

Type: Direct-Hire

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Job ID: 145594

Date Posted: 10/10/2019

Title: Sr. Development Scientist

Start Date: ASAP!!!

Duration: Direct Hire

Hours: Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm

Location: Somerset, NJ area



  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry or related is required


    • Minimum of at least 1 year industry experience, but ideally 3+ yrs. Industry experience
    • Someone with a Synthetic Chemistry background, but ideally an organic chemistry background
    • R&D background/experience


    • Exceptional knowledge of organic chemistry and chemical safety.
    • Broad analytical background with instruments such as HPLC, GC, ICP/OES, FTIR, DSC, NMR, GPC and UV/Vis
    • Able to use Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and should be familiar with SciFinder, ChemDraw and patent searching skills.
    • Should have demonstrated ability to take a new chemical from lab to full scale commercial production
    • Candidates with cGMP experience will be given extra consideration

"Nice to Haves":

  • Strong consideration will be given to candidates with a proven track record in difficult multi-step organic synthesis.


  • Design scalable routes of chemical synthesis for compounds or polymers of interest up to the 2000 gal scale.
  • Identify and optimize processes of current commercially produced products as part of our continuous improvement program.
  • Characterize the products of chemical reactions using appropriate instrumentation
  • Write clear and concise project reports at the end of lab development or for customers to appropriately summarize synthesis, analytical, and all learnings.
  • Work with chemical engineer(s) in scaling chemical processes from lab to plant.
  • Maintain detailed laboratory notebook.
  • Maintain a safe and clean laboratory workspace.
  • Help train and mentor new laboratory chemists with both laboratory safety and technical training.
  • Ensure that the appropriate PPE is utilized, and help identify appropriate PPE for safe chemical handling by plant personnel during process scale-ups.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for product transfers to other production facilities.
  • Generate and evaluate analytical packet SOP’s in conjunction with QC department