Process Chemist R&D

This position is located in Devens, MA at the PCI Seqens Research and Development site.

Requirements: Bachelors or Masters Degree in Chemistry with 0-5 years experience.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience with scale up and cGMP manufacturing a plus.  .

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to be able to participate in a chemical synthesis program with the objective to develop a chemical process that can be safely performed on large scale.  This involves being able to design, adapt and execute synthetic procedures and purification methods on a laboratory scale to fit the requirements of the development or scale-up plant.


  • Highly productive, results-oriented individual, who will generate and implement original ideas and solutions that contribute to improvements in processes used to synthesize valuable compounds
  • Support drug substance process development via laboratory development, kilo lab scale-up.  Prepare and characterize molecules using appropriate analytical tools including IR, NMR, MS, GC, and HPLC.
  • Develop, troubleshoot, and optimize multi-step chemical syntheses at the bench and kilo-lab scales.
  • Transfer procedures to kilo labs or pilot plants for GMP and non-GMP manufacture.
  • Contribute to the writing of documentation as assigned.
  • Maintain lab equipment and laboratory instrumentation.