Manufacturing Chemist - Petaluma, CA | Biospace
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Manufacturing Chemist

Apex Life Sciences

Location:
Petaluma, CA
Posted Date:
5/18/2017
Position Type:
Contract
Job Code:
Salary:
$20+
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Chemistry, Manufacturing, Manufacturing/Production, Organic Chemistry, Protein Chemistry,

Job Description

Job purpose:
The Manufacturing Chemist I position focuses primarily on stocking bulk product and intermediate inventories for our DNA synthesis reagents, which are supplied to both internal and external customers. These product lines include solid supports for DNA synthesis, dyes, and dye-free reagents.

Key result areas:
• Perform synthetic organic manufacturing procedures in accordance with written methods, which primarily involves reacting, working up, purifying, and pre-QC testing materials to established specifications.
• Perform routine maintenance on process equipment and workspace.
• Maintain detailed written and computerized records of production activities and equipment use and maintenance.
• Write and update synthetic protocols and other documents as needed.
• Follow all quality, safety, material handling, and other workplace policies and guidelines.
• Perform other duties as required.

Requirements

Candidate specification:
• This position requires a bachelor's degree in Chemistry
• Self-motivated with the ability to function as a team player as well as work independently.
• Attention to detail and a methodical approach to tasks.
• Strong communication and problem solving abilities are necessary.
• Computer literacy and experience with standard computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc) is required.
• Preference will be given to those with organic chemistry experience in the areas of column chromatography, HPLC, TLC, and dye synthesis.


Role dimensions:
Employees in this role may be called upon to work with Hazardous Materials and/or handle Hazardous Waste.