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Opportunities

Are you a Process Research and Development Chemist with:

  • with a BS/MS degree in chemistry (required)
  • and basic chemistry laboratory experience

Do you enjoy practical chemistry problem solving and working on a variety of projects in a collaborative team environment

Are you interested in Working with a long established, world leading active pharmaceutical ingredient contract development and manufacturing organization noted for solving tough chemical process challenges and providing unbeatable customer service, located in the beautiful surroundings of Azusa, California, within short access to spectacular hiking and beaches and benefiting from year-round warm California climate.

If so, Norac Pharma is looking for an additional synthetic organic chemist to support our expanding API process R&D team.

When applying please specifically list:

      1. Your degree (with need for Masters or Doctorate qualifications in synthetic organic chemistry)
      2. Details of experience
      3. Your available start date
Please visit the career section of our website at www.noracpharma.com for a detailed job description.
Qualified candidates meeting the 3 criteria listed above are invited to submit their resume and supporting letter by email to:  resumes@noracpharma.com     
If you need assistance in applying for this or any other position with Norac Pharma, please contact our Human Resources Department at 626-334-2908 and direct assistance will be provided.
Norac Pharma is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

JOB TITLE: Chemist II Process Research and Development

DEPARTMENT: Process Research and Development

SUPERVISOR:Senior Chemist, Senior Chemist I, Senior Chemist II, Projects Leader, Projects Leader I, Projects Leader II, Principal Scientist, Senior Principal Scientist, Process Research and Development

Description:

The Process Research and Development Chemist will perform synthetic chemistry experiments to assist in developing and validating process chemistry for new and/or established products and projects, characterizing reaction products and intermediates with appropriate methods and maintaining laboratory records in accordance with cGMP/GLP practices and requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Assist and contribute to developing and validating new process chemistry and exploiting and validating established process chemistry for synthetic organic chemical reactions.
    • Generate unforeseen insights into chemical reactions and procedures under development.
    • Some mentoring of junior staff.
    • Assist and contribute with the scale-up of new products from gram quantities to production quantities.
    • Reasonable ability to interpret data via modern spectroscopic tools (IR, NMR (H,C,1-D,2-D), UV-Vis, MS)
    • Prepare novel compounds with optimized chemical and/or physical properties.
    • Generate gram quantities of high-purity samples of key intermediates, most often by chromatography, recrystallization, and/or ambient/reduced pressure distillation.
    • Obtain scale-up kinetic and thermodynamic experimental data involving controlled variables by performing periodic removal, quenching (if required) and analysis of aliquots.
    • Perform routine characterization of reaction products and intermediates by both wet and instrumental methods.
    • Ability to distinguish between expected and unexpected experimental results.
    • Maintain laboratory records in accordance with accepted cGMP/GLP laboratory practices, SOPs, and regulatory requirements.
    • Assist with the preparation / review of GMP-related (i.e., controlled) documentation.
    • Adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).
    • Ability to write detailed reports and present results to upper management and clients when required.
  • Safety Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Environmental, Health & Safety programs of Norac Pharma to ensure employee and plant safety and security.

Education / Experience / Personal Requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry (or equivalent) with 5+ years of experience
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry
  • Experience with basic chemistry laboratory technology and practical hands-on knowledge of general chemistry.
  • Detailed experience in scale-up of a variety of synthetic organic transformations.
  • Knowledge of broad based cGMP/GLP principles and the ability to apply said principles is helpful.
  • Ability to perform a range of chemical calculations.
  • Practical experience in the techniques and procedures of modern organic chemistry including spectroscopy, chromatography, handling air-sensitive agents, etc.
  • Basic computer literacy (knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet programs recommended).
  • A high degree of patience.
  • A strong commitment to mastering advanced laboratory techniques.
  • Good interpersonal skills in a decentralized environment.
  • A careful observer dedicated to maintaining professionally valid records including lab notebooks.
  • Intellectually inquisitive.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work.
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills.

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Are you a Process Research and Development Chemist with:

  • a BS/MS/PhD degree in chemistry?
  • experience in cGMP Active-Pharmaceutical-Ingredient (API) process scale up and process development is preferred?
  • excellent communication and organizational skills?

Do you enjoy practical chemistry problem solving and working on a variety of projects in a collaborative team environment?

Are you interested in working with a long established, world leading active pharmaceutical ingredient contract development and manufacturing organization noted for solving tough chemical process challenges and providing unbeatable customer service, located in the beautiful surroundings of Azusa, California, within short access to spectacular hiking and beaches and benefiting from year-round warm California climate?

If so, Norac Pharma is looking for an additional process chemist with good communication skills.

When applying please specifically list:

      1. Your degree (with need for Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate qualifications in synthetic organic chemistry)
      2. Years of experience (ideally with at least 2 years of process chemistry R&D and scale-up experience)
      3. Your available start date
Please visit the career section of our website at www.noracpharma.com for a detailed job description.
Qualified candidates meeting the 3 criteria listed above are invited to submit their resume and supporting letter by email to: resumes@noracpharma.com
If you need assistance in applying for this or any other position with Norac Pharma, please contact our Human Resources Department at 626-334-2908 and direct assistance will be provided.
Norac Pharma is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

JOB TITLE: Senior Chemist Process Research and Development

DEPARTMENT: Process Research and Development

SUPERVISOR: Senior Chemist I, Senior Chemist II, Projects Leader, Projects Leader I, Projects Leader II, Principal Scientist, Senior Principal Scientist, Groups Leader, Senior Group Leader, Associate Director or Director, Process Research and Development

Description:

With minimal supervision, the Process Research and Development Senior Chemist performs synthetic chemistry experiments to assist in developing and validating process chemistry for new and/or established products and projects characterizing reaction products and intermediates with appropriate methods and maintaining laboratory records in accordance with cGMP/GLP practices and requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Develop and validate new process chemistry or exploit and validate established process chemistry for synthetic organic chemical reactions.
    • Conduct thorough literature reviews to assess feasibility of proposed route of synthesis and offer alternative approaches.
    • Generate unforeseen insights into chemical reactions and procedures under development.
    • Scale-up of new products from gram quantities to production quantities in both Kilo Lab and Pilot Plant.
    • Take on Project Leader responsibilities and manage the work load vs. project timelines to complete projects on time, within budget and achieving the desired quality.
    • Teach and mentor junior staff with possibility of a supervisory role.
    • Prepare novel compounds with optimized chemical and/or physical properties.
    • Reasonable ability to interpret via modern spectroscopic tools (IR, NMR (H,C,1-D,2-D), UV-Vis, MS)
    • Generate gram quantities of high-purity samples of key intermediates, most often by chromatography, recrystallization, sublimation, and/or ambient/reduced pressure distillation.
    • Obtain scale-up kinetic and thermodynamic experimental data involving controlled variables by performing periodic removal, quenching (if required) and analysis of aliquots.
    • Perform routine characterization of reaction products and intermediates by using both wet and instrumental methods.
    • Ability to distinguish between expected and unexpected experimental results.
    • Maintain laboratory records in accordance with accepted cGMP/GLP laboratory practices, SOPs, and regulatory requirements.
    • Assist with the preparation / review of regulatory and controlled documentation.
    • Adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).
    • Writing of development reports for presentation to upper management and clients.
    • Verbal interaction with clients to discuss scientific results.
  • Safety Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Environmental, Health & Safety programs of Norac Pharma to ensure employee and plant safety and security.

Education / Experience / Personal Requirements:
  • B.Sc. degree in chemistry with 15+ years work experience in basic chemistry laboratory technology in industry with practical hands-on knowledge of general chemistry.
  • M.Sc. degree in chemistry with 5+ years work experience in basic chemistry laboratory technology in industry with practical hands-on knowledge of general chemistry.
  • Entry level Ph. D degree in chemistry
  • Detailed experience in scale-up of a variety of synthetic organic transformations.
  • Familiarity and experience with a some of the analytical equipment such as HPLCs, GCs, and usual organic spectroscopic instrumentation.
  • Preliminary knowledge of cGMP/GLP principles and the ability to apply the principles.
  • Ability to perform a range of chemical calculations.
  • Practical experience in the techniques and procedures of modern organic chemistry including spectroscopy, chromatography, handling air-sensitive agents, etc.
  • Basic computer literacy (knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet programs recommended).
  • A strong commitment to mastering advanced laboratory techniques.
  • Good interpersonal skills in a decentralized environment.
  • A careful observer dedicated to maintaining professionally valid records including lab notebooks.
  • Intellectually inquisitive.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work.
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills.

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Thank you for your interest in Norac Pharma however we regret that we are unable to acknowledge all submissions and only those candidates who we invite for interview will be considered to be confirmed applicants.