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Senior 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 Senior Scientist in Production Department 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
  • Lead peptide and/or oligonucleotide API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) projects, including research, investigation, validation, and continuous production process improvement in Production Department
  • Timely update and report status/results of in-progress projects to the particular stakeholders
  • Prepare technical reports of project outcomes; present outcome/results of projects with stakeholders
  • Maintain and support production quality by reducing backlog of open and aging quality records, including deviations, CAPAs, and customer commitments
  • Collaborate with cross-function departments to plan the necessary resources in order to guarantee a smooth and efficient execution of projects with optimized utilization of internal and external resources
  • Proactively monitor the trend of working techniques, purification technologies and production processes
  • Support in planning and implementation of investment projects to achieve higher capacity, compliance, or new technologies; contribute to all capital expenditure activities as needed
  • 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 and manufacturing process streamline
  • Follow good housekeeping in the work environment
  • Responsibility for production equipment/assets; support for the (preventive) maintenance and responsibility for department owned equipment and infrastructure
  • Support Production VP in technology transfers and business proposals




  • PhD Degree in Chemistry or a Science related field, 1-3 years’ industry experience. A postdoc experience is a plus 
  • Good knowledge of peptide/oligonucleotide chemistry
  • Minimum of 5 years in Organic Synthesis and its relevant purification
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including ChemDraw, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience of Visio and Project is a plus
  • 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 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles