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Research Scientist

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.  
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides 

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

Your Responsibilities


The Research and Development Scientist will conduct basic research associated with the synthesis of peptides. He/she will evaluate new reagents and processes applied to the synthesis of peptides and will also evaluate new approaches to the purification of peptides. He/she will assist the production department in identifying impurities generated during production of peptide APL. With his/her in-depth knowledge of peptide chemistry he/she will identify mechanism associated with the formation of these impurities, and conduct experiments to support their identity. He/she will utilize appropriate analytical techniques to confirm the identities of proposed impurities structure; and will have the responsibility for preparing reports describing the work executed, and the conclusion of the project assigned.


Your Tasks


  • Stay abreast of developing new technologies and production procedures
  • Executed research projects in the field of peptide chemistry, including but not limited to SPPS, purification, and isolation of peptides
  • Design and execute projects associated with the characterization of peptide impurities
  • Produce analytical amounts of proposed chemical impurities
  • Interact with internal and external analytical laboratory to interpret data associated with the characterization of chemical impurities


Your Profile


  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry or
  • Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry with at least 3 years’ experience
  • High competence in new trends and emerging technologies in the field of peptide chemistry
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve chemical problems
  • Experience in different analytical HPLC technique, with extensive experience in RP-HPLC
  • In depth understanding of MS spectroscopy applied to peptide analysis
  • Understanding of general NMR principle {1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, 2D-NMR) and NMR data interpretation
  • Experience in organic chemistry
  • 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 problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment





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