Senior Associate Scientist, Process Safety, Process Chemistry
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Gilead Sciences
Specific Responsibilities & Skills for the Position:
Responsible for identifying and investigating potential hazards associated with synthetic transformations and unit operations in the manufacturing of drug substances.
Conducts testing and experimentation (DSC, RC1, Phi-TEC I, off-gas analysis, etc.) and makes key observations during execution and data evaluation.
Guides project teams on necessary engineering controls and process modifications to scale safely.
Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques, and proactively seeks out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
Familiar with kilo lab and pilot plant operations (hands-on experience preferred), and able to review master batch records and safety documents from a safety perspective.
Experienced with synthetic organic laboratory equipment and experimentation. Independently plans and executes experiments that support Process Safety activities and project goals.
Possesses knowledge of chemistry and chemical engineering principles. Applies thermochemical and engineering calculations to further the understanding of chemical systems and their associated hazards.
Familiar with laboratory and pilot plant occupational health and safety (chemical hygiene, emergency preparedness, etc.).
Uses excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Required Education and Experience:
BS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry and 11+ years of industry experience (Process Safety or Process Chemistry preferred) OR
MS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry and 9+ years of industry experience (Process Safety or Process Chemistry preferred)