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Process Chemist

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

Our Process Chemists work both independently and as part of a team to assist in the preparation and purification of kilo scale commercial compounds for OLED applications.  The position involves set-up, use, and cleaning of various laboratory equipment as well as running established protocols with the guidance of chemists and senior technical staff.

 Key Responsibilities:

•    Purify and isolate synthesized molecules under the direction of a Team Lead, or Program Manager up to 100 L scale
•    Packages, weighs, samples, labels, and ships finished and intermediate products following applicable procedures
•    Assemble and clean reaction glassware as needed
•    Assist in the maintenance of equipment, such as reactors and large rotary evaporators.
•    Maintain a clean and safe laboratory work area
•    Maintains a chemistry synthesis notebook(s), batch record(s), and/or raw material list(s)
•    Provide oral/written updates as requested
•    Maintains current on all training curricula (Safety, Quality, Chemistry, and Administrative).
•    Performs other related duties as assigned by Management

Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, or related field, required
•    Familiarity with the safe handling of hazardous materials and chemicals
•    Previous process manufacturing experience, especially in an ISO environment, desirable
•    Must be able to read and follow detailed instructions and procedures, and effectively communicate in both verbal and written formats to managers and co-workers
•    Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
•    Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.  Material handling devices (e.g., hand truck, for truck, and conveyors) are used when possible but use of proper lifting and movement techniques is necessary to prevent injury

 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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