Research & Development Scientist

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

A brief overview


The Research and Development Scientist will conduct basic research associated with the synthesis of peptides. She/He will evaluate new reagents and processes applied to the synthesis of peptides; and will also evaluate new approaches to the purification of peptides. She/He will assist the production department in identifying impurities generated during production of peptide APL With his/her in depth knowledge of peptide chemistry she/he will identify mechanism associated with the formation of these impurities, and conduct experiments to support their identity. She/He 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.


What you will do


  • 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




  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry or
  • Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry with at least 3 years’ experience
  • Experience in different analytical HPLC technique, with extensive experience in RP-HPLC and
  • Experience in organic chemistry
  • High competence in new trends and emerging technologies in the field of peptide chemistry
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve chemical problems
  • 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
  • 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




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 Salary Range: 


Scientist I: $92,640 - $127,380

Scientist II: $101,680 - $139,810

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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