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Why work at Avecia?

As a leading drug development services company for oligonucleotide therapeutics, the first step in our DNA/RNA sequence is to work with a great team of people.

At Avecia, our team approach allows you to excel in your individual area of expertise as well as to be part of a group of professionals that has the support of management and peers from various backgrounds. And while we’re focused on results, we still maintain our flexibility and enjoy camaraderie and the benefits of work/life balance. Make the next move in your progression of success and join Avecia.

At Avecia, we encourage and value people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to contribute to our collective success. It is Avecia’s policy to conduct business without regard to an individual’s disability or any other protected status. We are fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment and encourage all to apply.

Process Development Chemist II

Department: Process Development

How can you make a difference in this role?

This role develops methods for the synthesis, purification, lyophilization and testing of new processes, technologies and products. Involved in new product scale-up, process optimization and validation activities. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of oligonucleotide principles, theories and processes. Advises project teams as to the status of assigned activities. Normally receives no instructions of routine work and general instructions on new assignments.

What are the key responsibilities of this role?

Plan and carry out laboratory work to develop and improve processes for new and existing productions and intermediates to meet quality, cost operability, productivity and SHE objectives agreed with Process Development Group Leader

Advise manufacturing personnel, as delegated by Process Development Group Leader, and carry out laboratory support work to assist in the solution of manufacturing process problems in order to permit restoration of satisfactory process operation and continued improvement of production performance.

Prepare for tech transfer programs in consultation with plant personnel and SHE experts, and take part in appropriate on-plant supervision, to permit the safe and effective trial of process modifications or scale-up studies on semi technical or full-scale plant.

Communicate with commercial, research, manufacturing, development and SHE functions to exchange information and results for the direction and monitoring of development work.

Prepare representative lab samples of new products to enable business/customer evaluation.

Prepare technical development protocols and reports and relevant sections of campaign reports and process descriptions to disseminate and record the results and conclusions of laboratory work programs.

Train new starters in the lab procedures and of equipment and safety and hygiene standards.

What experience and job knowledge do you need to excel in this role?

B.S. Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

General knowledge of chemical lab procedures and equipment

Five + years related experience

Knowledge of standard research techniques and equipment

What other skills and competencies are required for you to succeed in this role?

Problem Solving:

Must be able to identify problems encountered in research work and recommend possible solutions to supervisor. Required to document processes followed to insure repeatability and verify accuracy of conclusions.


Accountable for personal performance. Violations of cGMP, SHE or other Company policies and procedures can directly affect the financial performance of the Company.

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