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Quality Control Intern

New Castle, 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.
Job Summary
We are looking for an aspiring analytical chemist to join our analytical department as part of our Fall 2023 internship program. The successful candidate will perform analysis to characterize pharmaceutical and OLED starting materials, intermediates, and final compounds.

Key Responsibilities
Functional Competencies
  • Learn to prepare and analyze samples using many of the following techniques:
  • UPLC/MS,
  • Chiral LC
  • NMR
  • GC/MS
  • GC (headspace and direct injection)
  • KF
  • IR
  • X-ray and laser diffraction
  • DSC
  • TGA
  • Process data and compile analytical data packages to determine material suitability
  • Store and archive analytical data according to company procedures
  • Learn how to perform instrument maintenance, repair and calibration activities to ensure the accuracy and precision of test results
  • Help maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Additional applicable responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in a B.S. program in Chemistry or life sciences, with at least 1 year of collegiate chemistry experience
  • The ideal candidate will have already completed their lab preparatory classes and be actively enrolled in courses with in-lab requirements
  • Ability to rapidly learn and eventually gain expertise in the fine details of instrument hardware and software, including routine maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated self-starter with strong collaboration and organizational skills able to work in a fast paced-environment
  • Detail oriented to ensure accuracy of information used in cutting edge research
Core Competencies
  • Delivers Results:  Takes initiatives and delivers results; Challenges self and others to create value; Takes courageous decisions and balanced risks to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Insightful:  Seeks deep understanding of stakeholders’/clients’ needs, motivations and behaviors, and translates them into insights to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Thinks Holistically:  Understands the overarching impact of one’s own actions on other areas of the business; Looks for synergies inside and outside the organization to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Learns:  Demonstrates curiosity and learns from the experience of success and failure; Proactively shares knowledge with others in order to affect continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates:  Develops trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the corporate goals and accelerate the strategy; Encourages and leverages diversity to improve outcomes.
  • Champions Change:  Seeks new opportunities to create value for our clients and Adesis; Supports the implementation and acceptance of change across the organization.
  • Leads Others:  Inspires, motivates, influences and coaches others to create value for our clients and Adesis; Creates a culture of accountability that provides space for colleagues to contribute to their fullest potential.

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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