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Senior Scientist

Company: Evonik Industries AG
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Exploring opportunities. Growing together. VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 145255 Senior Scientist Location: United States : Birmingham, AL Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years) Business Line: Health Care What we offer You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation. The Sr. Scientist will be responsible for a variety of synthetic biomaterial polymer research and development activities to include lab and pilot plant experimental batch syntheses, evaluating polymer structure-property and process-property relationships, analyzing key product performance and quality attributes, etc. This individual will drive new melt and wet chemical processes from lab scale through development to cGMP production for medical devices and parenteral drug/active agent formulations. This position directly supports cGMP manufacturing and processing activities. RESPONSIBILITIES Design synthetic biomaterial experiments and research programs, execute the processing work, and evaluate results to meet project goals and objectives as directed by RDI-BMA management. Take leading roles in project activities, that can range from synthetic and analytical method development, material characterization, process development and scale up, to cGMP manufacturing operations and production support. Plan and execute commercial manufacturing processes. Ensure proper documentation, review, and analysis of experimental activities are timely completed. Make scientifically relevant observations, collect data, and draw accurate conclusions. Follow SOP's, cGMP, and GLP regulations and procedures, generate and maintain thorough and accurate documentation in support of SOP, cGMP, and GLP regulated activities. Follow safety practices and procedures, use personal protection equipment (PPE) appropriate to the type of hazard and exposure potential. Actively participate in the Evonik safety culture including the identification and resolution of safety issues. Prepare research reports and summaries, primary author for reports and summaries for projects of appropriate scope and complexity. Propose new opportunities and provide technical support to the development of Intellectual Property. Document project activities in project management databases (e.g. Accolade). Maintain current scientific knowledge through review of scientific literature. Active in seeking out and identifying opportunities related to the maintenance, calibration, and improvement of facilities, equipment, and procedures, as directed by IM management. Take corrective action independently or as directed by IM management. Train lab technicians and technical staff. May oversee laboratory and/or technical activities, as appropriate. Other tasks as directed. REQUIREMENTS PHD - Polymer Synthetic Chemistry OR Organic Chemistry with 3+ years of polymer synthetic experience The following qualifications would be a plus but are not required: cGMP manufacturing experienceWet chemical scale up experiencePolymer analytical experienceProject/Program management experiencePersonnel management experiencePharmaceutical or medical device experienceProduct Development experienceBiodegradable synthetic polymer experience, synthesis and characterization Your Application To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 145255 Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Keywords: Evonik Industries AG, Birmingham , Senior Scientist, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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