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Research Scientist (Process Chemistry)

New Castle, Delaware · 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

Responsible for route scouting, process development and manufacture of intermediates and target compounds up to 100 L reactor scale. Lead a team of chemists’ or lab technicians on scale-up projects.

Key Responsibilities
  • Design reaction schemes to prepare assigned targets with no supervision.
  • Run reactions and optimize synthetic steps to improve reaction yield and isolation methods.
  • Purify crude products by precipitation, crystallization or distillation methods. 
  • Establish in-process controls to result robust chemical processes.
  • Apply DoE and QbD methods for process optimization.
  • Apply PAT tools to design, analyze and control manufacturing processes.
  • Scale-up intermediates and API’s up to 100 L reactor scale
  • Identify critical process parameters which effect critical quality attributes.
  • Maintain chemistry synthesis notebook(s) and batch records as applicable.
  • Provide oral and written updates to as requested.
  • Provides written weekly updates and final synthesis reports to supervisor(s)
  • Characterize compounds with little to no supervision.
  • Lead a team of chemists on various process development and scale-up projects.
  • Attend all relevant safety training and follow SOPs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • 0-3 years of industry experience in chemical process development and manufacturing.
  • Experience in working with Jacketed reactors up to 100 L scale.
  • Proficiency and hands-on experience in handling scale up equipment in kilo-lab setting.
Technical and Specialized Equipment:
  • NMR
  • LC/MS
  • EasyMax, PolyBlocj
  • Jacketed reactors
  • GC/MS
  • Automated Chromatography Systems
  • Hydrogenation equipment
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
We want you to start with us and retire with us.

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