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Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry

Company: Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Location: Pala
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Job Description:

Yoh has an exciting opportunity for a
Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry
to join our
rapidly growing client based in San Diego, CA.
This full time, direct hire position is ideal for PhD level candidates who have industry experience optimizing & troubleshooting production processes for
peptide and/or oligonucleotide chemistry.
You would be responsible for leading peptide and/or oligonucleotide API
projects, including research, investigation, validation, and continuous production process improvement in their Production Department.

See below for complete job responsibilities and requirements. If after reviewing, you are interested in learning more about this, or other opportunities within Life Sciences,
please apply with your updated resume ASAP.

Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry (Oligos/Peptide)

Competitive base salary + annual bonus

Vista, CA

Direct Hire/Full Time

Industry: Biotech


Serve as subject matter expert for internal/external customers, and set clear timelines & goals for assigned projects; prioritize efforts to deliver on time; provide excellent customer experience

Plan and execute multiple projects in Production, and assign resources according to priorities and business requirements

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; present outcome/results of projects with stakeholders

Maintain 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; advise and drive installation of production equipment, tools and chemical utilities

Support in planning and implementation of investment projects to achieve higher capacity, compliance, or new technologies; contribute to all capital expenditure activities as needed

Realize improvement opportunities for safety compliance and manufacturing process streamline; improve established processes with regards to cost, efficiency and safety

Follow good housekeeping in workplace; ensure GMP compliant operation in Production

Be responsible for production equipment/assets/facility; support for the related preventive maintenance

Support Process R&D Director and Production VP in technology transfers and business proposals


PhD Degree in Chemistry or a Science related field, 5+ years' industry experience. A postdoc experience is a plus

Good knowledge of peptide/oligonucleotide chemistry

Minimum of 10 years in Organic Synthesis and its relevant purification

Strong understanding of production quality systems and cGMP regulations

Demonstrated resourcefulness, strategic and analytical thinking, directed toward achieving objectives

Market-focused and customer-focused with the ability to anticipate changes in needs and potential problems

Excellent written and oral communication skills; outstanding interpersonal skills

Excellent 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

Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Visit to contact us if you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation in the application process.PandoLogic.Category: Science, Keywords: Senior Scientist

Keywords: Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, Vista , Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry, Other , Pala, California

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