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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 Biochemist/Scientist

Department: Process Development
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Purpose of Position:

  • Plan, execute and coordinate process development projects for the preparation of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Participates in the testing and implementation of new work processes, technologies, and procedures. Is involved in product scale-up, process optimization and validation activities.
  • Generates all process development related and manufacturing and engineering support documentation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as technical lead on internal and customer funded process development projects
  • Participates in technology transfer programs in consultation with Process Development leadership, manufacturing personnel and EH&S representatives to allow for safe and effective implementation or modification of oligonucleotide processes.
  • Review scientific journals, patents, and customer supplied technical packages and use that information to formulate a process development plan
  • Work independently to solve non-routine biochemical synthesis problems, especially in the area of biochemistry: nucleic acid biosynthesis and handling.
  • Document all work in laboratory notebook or batch records as applicable
  • Adhere to all company environmental, health and safety policies
  • Performs assigned group responsibilities to maintain an efficient operating laboratory
  • May train and oversee less experienced team members in laboratory procedures, experiment design, equipment use and chemical safety/hygiene standards.

Job Knowledge Required:

  • MS /PhD in Biochemistry
  • 3-5 or more years of direct experience in nucleic acid chemistry and/or biochemistry
  • Track record of solving non-routine chemistry/biological problems
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in preparation of technical presentations, reports and publications in English language
  • Extensive knowledge of biochemical laboratory procedures and equipment (experience in nucleic acid biosynthesis preferred)



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