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Project Chemist

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Project Chemist will work independently to achieve goal-oriented solutions in development for

optimizing and troubleshooting of production processes in Liquid Phase and/or Solid Phase-synthesis. 

This position will work in conjunction with the management of the production groups; and will coordinate

with other departments


Your Tasks

  • Work Independently to develop, optimize and troubleshoot projects
  • Collaborate with the planning department to plan the necessary resources in order to guarantee a smooth and efficient execution of projects with optimized utilization of all resources
  • Organization of procedures and coordination internally with other departments (R&D, QC, Services, etc.)
  • Create and update SOPs as needed
  • Prepare Development reports of outcomes
  • Present outcome/results of projects with stakeholders
  • Continual supervision/monitoring of working techniques, technologies and processes
  • Support for the (preventive) maintenance and responsibility for department owned equipment and infrastructure
  • Support in planning and implementation of investment projects to achieve higher capacity, compliance or new technologies
  • Timely information of the particular stakeholders about status and results of work and tasks in progress
  • Coordination of analytical work orders and control of the received analytical results
  • Coordination of investment and maintenance projects with the particular department
  • Professional application and assurance of different directives, regulations and instructions
  • Realize improvement opportunities for safety compliance
  • Follow good housekeeping in the work environment
  • Professional disposal of chemical waste
  • Responsibility for production equipment/assets



Your Profile

  • PhD
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry or a Science related field
  • Good knowledge of peptide/oligonucleotide chemistry
  • Minimum of 7 years in Organic Synthesis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical and analytical problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment



  • Experience with Master Control and SAP
  • Industry experience
  • Understanding of GMP according to ICH Q7


We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles