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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.


The 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
  • Execute assigned peptide and/or oligonucleotide API projects, including research, investigation, validation, and continuous production process improvement in Process R&D of Production Department
  • Timely update and report status/results of in-progress projects to the particular stakeholders
  • Maintain lab equipment in a readiness status for project execution
  • Prepare technical reports of project outcomes; present outcome/results of projects with stakeholders
  • 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


Your Profile:


  • MS degree in Chemistry or a Science related field, 5-7 years’ industry experience in a GMP workplace.
  • Good knowledge of organic and analytical chemistry
  • Minimum of 3 years in chemical synthesis (upstream) and its relevant purification (downstream) such as modern chromatographic and analytical techniques and membrane separation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including ChemDraw, 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 of chemical process research and development
  • Good knowledge of peptide/oligonucleotide chemistry
  • Experience with Master Control and SAP
  • Understanding of in-progress control methods in API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) manufacturing
  • Understanding of GMP according to ICH Q7


Nearest Major Market: San Diego