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Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry

Company: Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Location: Fallbrook
Posted on: May 2, 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. --

Title: --Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry (Oligos/Peptide)
Compensation: --Competitive base salary + annual bonus --
Location: --Vista, CA
Type: --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. Keywords: Senior Scientist, Location: Fallbrook, CA - 92028

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

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