Chemist

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see www.bachem.com.

A Brief Overview 

 
The Chemist function is to work in a cGMP regulated environment manufacturing active pharmaceutical products (APIs) as well as performing related activities at Bachem.  
 

What you will do

 

  • Install, operate and maintain equipment for manufacturing and in-process testing. The equipment includes but not limited to analytical HPLC/UPLC, prep. HPLC systems, lyophilizes, balances, reactors, HF cleavage equipment, diafiltration systems, water purification systems, ovens, washing systems and others used in manufacture 

  • Perform solid phase and liquid phase synthesis, deprotect and cleave the API from the resin using chemical cocktails, containing HF, TFA, ammonium hydroxide or other chemicals 

  • Perform purification process by chromatography, crystallization and other techniques 

  • 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 

  • Follow and maintain GMP Documentation System. Investigate in deviations and write process deviation reports. Initiate document change request. Assist quality control and assurance unit to maintain equipment calibration program 

  • Routinely maintain/organize work areas (hood, bench, floor, wall, etc.) and other designated areas at the manufacturing facility 

  • Write and improve Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), Standard Test Procedures (STM), Master Batch Records (MBPR) and other related GMP documents 

  • Follow SOPs and approved directions to clean equipment used in GMP processes, maintain cleaning log for each equipment, assist in equipment calibration program, and dispose chemical waste generated in the manufacture 

  • 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 

  • Takeover housekeeping ownership of production equipment and rooms 

 
Qualifications 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related scientific field or
  • 10+ years technician / industrial equipment experience in lieu of degree
  • 0-2 years’ experience with Bachelor’s degree
  • General lab instrument (e.g. HPLC, UV Spectrometry) knowledge and operation experience (preferred)
  • Experienced in GMP manufacturing as well as basic knowledge of cGMP and FDA regulations (preferred)
  • Experience in the manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides (preferred)
  • Capable following GMP guidelines and housekeeping rules
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping direct supervisor aware of potential issues.
  • Flexibility of working hours based on business needs, may include some nights and occasional weekends
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of HPLC/UPLC and basic chromatography
  • Work with hazardous materials and chemicals

 

 
Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you. 

 

Base Hourly Range: 
 

  • Chemist I: $29.00/hr - $33.96/hr (1-3 years)

  • Chemist II: $36.00/hr - $42.00/hr (3-5 years)

  • Sr Chemist: $36.00/hr - $48.68/hr (5-7 years)

  

Placement of new hires in these wage ranges is based on several factors including education, skill sets, experience, and training.

 

Total Rewards 

  

We offer all Team Members a total rewards package including competitive pay, annual performance bonus, a generous benefit package with comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and paid vacation, personal and sick days. 

  

Corporate Social Responsibility 

  

Bachem takes responsibility for future generations by a careful handling of resources and avoiding environmental risks. We continually improve our ecological performance and develop and implement new approaches for enhancing employees’ environmental awareness.  EcoVadis has awarded Bachem Platinum Medal status in their assessment of Bachem. 

             

Bachem Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status 


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