Process Research Engineer; Chemical Engineer

High Point, NC, USA
Dec 06, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
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Full Time
Job Type
Process Research Engineer; Chemical Engineer

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Job Description

Take charge of your career and grow in new directions by exploring opportunities within a growing Life Sciences Company...

Cambrex High Point, is a subsidiary of Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM), a $400 million innovative, global service leader supplying products and services to the life sciences industry. Headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Cambrex employs over 1,900 people located throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.Cambrex High Point is a contract research organization, Molecular building blocks, Medicinal chemistry services and is a leader in fostering the commercial development of small molecule drug discovery and development in pharmaceutical, discovery platform, and biotechnology companies. The Cambrex offering parallels the drug discovery process and provides significant advantages at each step from lead discovery to lead optimization, chemical synthesis and scale-up of pharmaceutical intermediates as well as chemical process R&D.

We are seeking a Process Research Engineer; Chemical Engineer to work in our High Point, NC location who shares the values and principles that characterize who we are and how we work. It's time to join our world-class team, if the following attributes reflect your desire to contribute:

+ Innovation - Cambrex employees have a strong desire to excel and apply their skills in innovative ways to meet the demands of an ever-changing business environment.

+ Experience - Cambrex employees provide knowledge-based solutions and are empowered to make appropriate decisions, and demonstrate a commitment to quality in everything they do.

+ Performance - Cambrex is an organization that appreciates and rewards, efficient, reliable performance, meets goals and objectives, and delivers the Cambrex promise to bring value to our customers and investors with uncompromising integrity and ethics.

About the Job

Position will provide engineering support toward meeting of client based delivery and development goals. CHP site engineering support, including the design, construction, and maintenance of equipment that replicates laboratory chemical process on pilot and commercial scales. Experimental skills related to chemical process development and kilo - scale synthesis of organic compounds of medicinal importance. Serve as an expert chemical engineering and pharmaceutical science resource to the chemical development group, the Cambrex High Point site, and to the larger Cambrex organization.

Essential Functions:

+ Knowledge and experience in technologies such as continuous processing, flow chemistry, microwave chemistry is preferred.

+ Knowledge of and experience with in-situ reaction monitoring technology is preferred.

+ Knowledge or expertise in principles of operational excellence, six-sigma, and process optimization preferred.

+ Application of key principles of chemical engineering to work within a matrix-based chemical development team to construct systems and design chemical processes that will efficiently support on-scale safe production of promising pharmaceutical candidates.

+ Collaboration with process development chemists and analytical chemists to develop safer and more robust processes for laboratory and plant production.

+ Development of key process improvements and strategies leading to improved yield, throughput, purity, increased efficiency, capacity enhancement, and reduced cost.

+ Maintain current knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques for improving engineering principles related to organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, process development techniques and cGMP regulations. Knowledge of root cause/batch failure analysis.

+ Knowledge of final form screening/polymorph screening/crystallization studies is preferred.

+ Expected to work closely with partner teams, including chemistry, analytical, and manufacturing operations to coordinate project related equipment and activities.

+ Actively promote the results of ongoing projects within the group and to external clients.

Other Experience/Skills:

+ Good publication/patent record

Education/Knowledge Requirements:

+ A B.S. degree in chemical engineering required. A minimum of 5 years' experience in the pharmaceutical or comparable chemical industry is required.

+ Strong skills and knowledge in organic chemistry, especially as applicable to process chemistry. Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a diverse team environment are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft software (Word / EXCEL / PowerPoint) is expected. Experience with engineering software and process modeling.

Cambrex Corporation offers an extraordinary opportunity, a competitive salary, and an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision care and prescription, life, LTD, STD; 401(k) with employer match; tuition reimbursement; and the "Arthur I. Mendolia Scholarship Program." Type Here: If Applicable No relocation assistance will be offered for this position. Post offer physical and drug screen are required. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources, Type Here CAMBREX LOCATION NAME.; online: or via fax: 201-221-8353

Thank you for your interest in Cambrex Corporation!

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Job Location

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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