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Flow Chemistry Engineer

Wilmington, DE · Science/Research

At Adesis, we support companies working to improve lives and create new technology. Whether it’s helping biotech and pharmaceutical companies develop new products or assisting in the chemistry behind the dazzling visuals of modern OLED displays — we innovate for life.

Adesis is a subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), a pioneer and leader in OLED materials and technologies used in everything from smartwatches to phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, TVs and cars. We bring UDC’s spirit of innovation to the biotech, pharma and specialty chemical industries.

We pride ourselves in our ability to solve challenging chemistry problems and find solutions for our clients. We specialize in organic and organometallic synthesis, from milligrams to multi-kilogram quantities. Our business model provides clients with organic chemistry services in early-stage research, scale-up & development, and specialty manufacturing.

From chemists to business and sales professionals, when you work for Adesis, you are joining a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Job Summary

As a Flow Chemistry Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, optimizing, and implementing continuous flow chemistry processes to meet business needs and timelines utilizing knowledge of engineering fundamentals. Your role involves leveraging your expertise in chemical engineering and flow chemistry principles to develop efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Process Design and Optimization: Design, optimize, and scale-up continuous flow chemical processes to meet production goals while ensuring safety, efficiency, and quality standards.
  • Equipment Selection and Operation: Select appropriate reactors, pumps, mixers, and other suitable equipment for specific reactions, and oversee their operation and maintenance.
  • Reaction Kinetics and Thermodynamics: Apply principles of reaction kinetics and thermodynamics to understand and improve chemical reactions occurring in flow systems.
  • Scale-up/Scale-down: Develop the theoretical, experimental, and computational understanding associated with reaction engineering and various unit operations to accurately scale-up/scale-down to solve lab and kilo scale problems
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant safety regulations and industry standards in all aspects of chemistry operations. Develop and implement safety protocols and procedures.
  • Data Analysis and Troubleshooting: Analyze process data, identify trends, and troubleshoot issues to optimize performance and maximize yield and productivity.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including chemists, chemical engineers, and researchers to develop innovative solutions and address technical challenges.
  • Technology Development: Stay updated with the latest advancements in flow chemistry technology and contribute to the development of novel methodologies and techniques.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of experiments, results, and procedures. Prepare technical reports, presentations, and documentation as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with 1-3 year of relevant industrial experiences, or Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with 5+ years of relevant industrial experiences
  • Strong background in chemical engineering principles with a focus on flow chemistry
  • Experience in continuous flow synthesis with heterogenous catalysis and multiphase reactors systems, and / or CSTRs will be preferred
  • Experience with process design, optimization, and scale-up in an industrial or academic setting
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation using software tools such as MATLAB, Python, or equivalent
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and regulations related to chemical manufacturing processes
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with computational modeling and simulation of flow systems
  • Familiarity with automation and control systems for continuous flow reactors
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, or related industries

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.

 Benefits Package

Our highly competitive employee package offers medical, dental and vision benefits. Also included are:

  • 401K Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Life, Disability and AD&D Insurance
  • A generous time-off policy that includes up to twelve weeks of maternity/parental leave
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Professional Development Program

We want you to start with us and retire with us.

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