Company: Albemarle Corporation
Skills: Chemist, Research & Development
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: South Haven, MI, US
Status: Active

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  • At Albemarle, we've built a thriving international business by envisioning a limitless future and putting innovation to work to improve people's lives. That's our culture. That's our commitment. And when you join our team, it's an opportunity you share with talented men and women around the globe. Anyone can give you a job. At Albemarle, we believe you deserve more. Something big enough to build a future. Big enough to change the world.



    Job Description


    Albemarle South Haven is looking for an R&D Chemist to join our R&D team.  The R&D Chemist will work on developing processes for new products to enable scaleup to the kilo lab and pilot plant settings.  The position requires a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and 5-10 years or a MS/BS in Chemistry with greater than 20 years of relevant work experience in API process development. The successful candidate must be a highly productive, results-oriented individual capable of generating and implementing original ideas and solutions that contribute materially to the success and development of drug substance candidates. Strong communication, organization, and planning skills; and a high level of technical expertise and creativity are required for success in this position 



    • Responsible for defining, developing, and demonstrating commercially viable processes for custom products with a focus on developing economical and robust processes while minimizing waste streams.
    • Sound understanding of synthetic organic chemistry fundamentals, advanced technical knowledge and experience in API process development, process scale-up, troubleshooting, and optimization.
    • Familiarity with modern laboratory instrumentation (HPLC, GC, FTIR, DSC, XRPD, etc).
    • Ability to design and develop novel synthetic routes that can be scaled to kilo lab or plant assets.
    • Strong knowledge of development of robust crystallizations for intermediates and APIs.



    • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry with 5-10 years of experience in API development/manufacturing

      MS/BS with > 20 years of experience in API development/manufacturing

      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to interact, lead, and collaborate within an interdisciplinary team environment.
    • Experience with laboratory automation equipment - parallel reactor technology.
    • Ability to evaluate new product opportunities and complete cost estimates in a timely manner.
    • Proven ability in problem solving and multi-tasking.
    • High Achiever / Self-starter / Strong Interpersonal Skills.
    • Ability to balance individual and team responsibilities.
    • Highly organized with excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
    • Strong regulatory background - familiar with ICH Q7, Q8, Q9, Q10 and Q11.
    • Familiarity with Quality by Design concepts.
    • Experience with project management.











    Doctorate: Chemistry (Required)








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