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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.

Sr. AD Chemist

Department: Analytical Method Development
Location: Milford, MA


Nitto Avecia is the global leader with more than 20 years of experience in the custom manufacturing of oligonucleotide therapeutics used in clinical studies.The Sr. AD Chemist is responsible for meeting the analytical testing requirements to support research and development projects primarily focused on oligonucleotides.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute laboratory experiments for development, qualification, verification, validation, and transfer of analytical testing methods using multiple analytical techniques.

  • Function as Lead Analytical Chemist for one or more customer projects.

  • Supervise and train 0-3 Analytical Chemists.

  • Perform analytical testing as needed to support research and development projects.

  • Write technical documents such as test methods, SOPs, protocols, and reports.

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable cGMP, safety, and regulatory requirements.

  • Communicate professionally with internal and external customers.

Job Experience and Knowledge Required:

  • Degree in Chemistry or related field. PhD with 3+ years, MS with 7+ years, or BS with 12+ years of related work experience.

  • Analytical chemistry knowledge including theory and application of multiple chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for identification, purity, and assay of multiple analytes.

  • Competency with common laboratory operations, including accurate weighing, dilution, pH measurement, UV assay and similar techniques.

  • Competency in the operation and troubleshooting of HPLC, UPLC, and LC-MS.

  • Depth of analytical knowledge and experience in at least one chromatographic and one spectroscopic or spectrometric technique.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

  • Basic and advanced mathematics including algebra and statistical data analysis proficiency.

  • Ability to follow cGMP requirements, keep detailed records, and competently peer-review analytical data and results.

  • Ability to perform method development, qualification, verification, validation, and transfer activities in support of pharmaceutical product development.

  • Ability to resolve complex non-routine problems requiring in-depth evaluation of data and factor analysis, including leading scientific investigations.

  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually to properly design experiments and analyze results in a cGMP regulatory environment.

  • Competency in mentoring and training analytical chemists of varying experience levels.

  • Functions as a subject matter expert (SME) in the department.


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