Chemist I in Vista, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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    Vista, CA
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Job Description


Our client, a leading custom products manufacturer, is seeking a Chemist I to join their team.


  • Perform synthesis process including solution phase and solid phase peptide synthesis, peptide resin cleavage, resin cleavage with HF or other chemical cocktails
  • Perform purification process by chromatography, crystallization and other techniques, and in-process test method
  • Follow approved GMP manufacture directions such as Master Batch Records, Standard Operation Procedures, Standard Test Procedures and other procedures to manufacture GMP materials, perform in-process test, package the product including other related activities
  • Perform project-planning and initiate raw material order-request. Receive raw materials, coordinate with QA/QC and Material Management for material release and monitor raw material inventories
  • Install, test equipment, operate and maintain equipment for manufacturing and in-process testing.
    • The equipment includes analytical HPLC and prep HPLC system, lyophilizers, balances, reactors, HF cleavage equipment, diafiltration systems, water purification systems, oven, washing systems and others used in manufacture
  • Follow SOPs and approved directions to clean equipment, glassware used in GMP processes and maintain cleaning logs for each equipment
  • Follow and maintain GMP Documentation System.
  • Investigate any process deviation and write process deviation report.
  •  Initiate document change request.
  • Help quality control and assurance unit to maintain equipment calibration program
  • Dispose chemical waste generated in the manufacture
  • Routinely maintain/organize work areas (Hood, bench, floor, wall, etc.) and other designated areas at the manufacturing facility
  • Develop peptide-manufacturing processes including peptide/protein purification by chromatography, crystallization, and other techniques, and in process test methods
  • Develop processes for purification of chemicals other than peptides
  • Assist QA/QC for monitoring raw material inventories
  • Write Standard Operation Procedures, Standard Test Procedures, Master Batch Records and other related GMP documents
  • Monitor compliance of Maintenance and Cleaning procedures of equipment and instruments used in GMP processes by periodically reviewing and signing off on maintenance and cleaning log for each equipment


  • BS degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • 1-3 years’ work experience
  • Experience with HPLC and chromatography
  • May work with hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Exhibit detail oriented documentation skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitasks, and works in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solutions-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues.
    • Ability to work independently and manage one's time
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft word and excel (used daily)
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment
  • Environment requires that gowning in the form of bunny suits, gloves, hair net, no makeup or jewelry can be worn when working in the clean room environment.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.