Senior Scientist, Production

Vista, CA, US
Nov 09, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Scientist in Production Department will work independently to achieve goal-oriented solutions in development for optimizing and troubleshooting of production processes in Liquid Phase and/or Solid Phase-synthesis. This position will work in conjunction with the management of the production groups, and will coordinate with other departments

Your Tasks:

  • Work Independently to develop, optimize and troubleshoot projects
  • 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 of project outcomes; present outcome/results of projects with stakeholders
  • Maintain and support 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
  • Support in planning and implementation of investment projects to achieve higher capacity, compliance, or new technologies; contribute to all capital expenditure activities as needed
  • Coordination of investment and maintenance projects with the particular department
  • Professional application and assurance of different directives, regulations and instructions
  • Realize improvement opportunities for safety compliance and manufacturing process streamline
  • Follow good housekeeping in the work environment
  • Responsibility for production equipment/assets; support for the (preventive) maintenance and responsibility for department owned equipment and infrastructure
  • Support Production VP in technology transfers and business proposals


  • PhD Degree in Chemistry or a Science related field, 0-3 years' industry experience. A postdoc experience is a plus
  • Good knowledge of peptide/oligonucleotide chemistry
  • Minimum of 5 years in Organic Synthesis and its relevant purification
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic 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


  • Experience with Master Control and SAP
  • Industry experience
  • Understanding of GMP according to ICH Q7

Nearest Major Market: San Diego