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Purification Chemistry Intern

Wilmington, DE · Science/Research
Adesis Inc. - a subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), a global leader in organic light emitting diodes - is a premier contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) accelerating our clients’ success in the biotech, pharmaceutical and specialty chemistry industries through our innovative chemistry and solutions.

Adesis Inc. encompasses almost 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory and manufacturing space in two U.S. locations - New Castle and Wilmington, DE, centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic biotech/pharmaceutical hub.

Our business model provides clients with organic chemistry services in three areas: early-stage research, scale-up and development, and specialty manufacturing. We specialize in organic and organometallic synthesis, from milligrams to multi-kilogram quantities, and our exceptional technical team prides ourselves in our ability to solve challenging chemistry problems for our growing client base.

Adesis is an extraordinary company looking for extraordinary talent! Our mission is to accelerate our clients’ success through innovative chemistry and solutions, and we offer promising careers in an inclusive work environment aligned with our values of innovation, ownership and integrity.

Key Responsibilities

The Intern will assist trained chemists in the purification of organic and organometallic targets in a fast-paced, industrial setting. The student will learn a variety of advance purification methods, including, but not limited to semi-automated systems as well as preparatory high performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC) systems. The student will also learn the concepts of method development, working alongside highly skilled purification chemists.  The intern must be able to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere.  Intern should be comfortable learning how to operate various types of instrumentation including, but not limited to prep-HPLC systems, automated chromatography systems, UHPLC analytical systems, etc. 

Required Qualifications

The student must have complete 1 year of general chemistry with lab. Ideally they would have at least 1 semester of organic chemistry with lab. The student should also have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team during their course work.


•             1 year of general chemistry with lab
•             1 semester of organic chemistry

Language Ability:
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, co-workers, and clients. Write scientific reports and synthesis procedures in order to enable other researchers. Effective presentation of information and responses to questions from managers, co-workers, and clients. 

Math Ability:
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to calculate charges for reactions.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to solve problems and analyze data without supervision

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have some knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Explorer; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel. 

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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