Process Chemist in Berkeley, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

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    Berkeley, CA
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    1 to 3 years
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Job Description


Responsibilities and Duties 

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Take a hands-on role in the development of manufacturing processes for the production of chemical products.
  • Perform reaction setup, execution, work-up, and analysis.
  • Design and execute experiments, analyze data, generate technical reports, and share progress during weekly meetings.
  • Collaborate with external R+D teams to successfully transfer processes to manufacturing sites.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with biology and fermentation teams to optimize overall production process systems.
  • Develop novel concepts, compounds, and technologies that advance strategic corporate objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for IP generation and execute experiments to secure IP.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • A BS or MS degree or higher in organic chemistry or related fields.
  • 1-3 years of industrial chemistry experience in small molecule synthesis, chemical discovery, lead optimization, or similar.
  • Extensive practical experience in organic chemical synthesis, detailed and up-to-date knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Proficiency in purification and characterization of compounds using common techniques such as chromatography, HPLC, GC, NMR, and MS.
  • Experience managing direct reports in a fast-paced technical team.
  • Demonstrated experience in research with a high level of technical competency related to organic chemical synthesis, chemical analysis, and scale-up of chemical processes
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills, strong team player.
  • Flexibility to work outside of defined position roles to meet the needs of a startup environment.
  • Demonstrated prioritization, organization, attention to detail, and multi-tasking skills.

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.