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Scientist I, production (Chemistry)
Ref No.: 18-27362
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Essential Functions:
  • Perform organic chemistry syntheses in a manufacturing environment.
  • Understand the written production documents and be technically capable of performing processes and procedures to maintain inventory of those products.
  • Possess scientific understanding of team products and their applications, sufficient to complete the work, and suggest potential improvements to manufacturing processes.
  • Produce and conduct analysis of reagents, components, and finished products in accordance with the manufacturing plan.
  • Maintain accurate inventory of raw materials, WIP, and finished product; use advanced ERP functions.Analyze and interpret scientific data.
  • Utilize specialized technical knowledge or skills necessary.
  • Maintain communication with representatives from other departments and teams as required, including coordinating with other teams internal and external to operations to share resources; work across various functions as required.
  • Actively participate in team activities (conflict resolution, team building, scheduling).
  • Recognize manufacturing problems, identify variables, perform appropriate experiments, and recommend necessary corrections to manufacturing processes.
  • Keep a clear, complete and accurate account of all manufacturing and product development work through the appropriate use of Batch Data Records, notebooks, customer reports, work order documents, and other appropriate documentation.
  • Critically evaluate, revise, or create process documents; ensure that efficient, reproducible, quality manufacturing processes and documents are developed for new and existing products.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards in process documents.
  • Continually strive to improve product quality through establishment of more effective or efficient manufacturing processes and quality testing.
  • Effectively communicate the importance of total quality to the members of the team.
  • Work to achieve department goals and business objectives with respect to quality, on-time completion of work, and safety.
  • Seek additional training or education for career development (i.e.: attend journal clubs, meetings, and seminars).
  • As part of an investigative team, initiate and implement appropriate experiments to address failure of product or processes to yield expected results.
  • Work with team members and planning/purchasing teams to develop and execute a manufacturing schedule consistent with master schedule requirements for team products; coordinate team resources to ensure the most efficient use of time and materials.
  • Identify and interpret the scientific basis of each manufacturing process in use by the team.
  • Participate in intra-team or inter-departmental problem solving teams as required. 
  • Actively participate in New Product Development /product and process development activities.
  • Co-development with R&D or Manufacturing Sciences throughout process as required.
  • Work with EH&S to assure guidelines are followed.

Key Skills Include:
  • Solid technical writing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently as required.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing projects and priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and solve problems.
  • Proven ability to lead and provide work direction required.
  • Work in a team based environment to manufacture research and commercial products that are scientific in nature for use in the life sciences industry.
  • Implement production and large scale manufacturing procedures to optimize processes and meet quality requirements.
  • Actively participate and contribute to New Product Development and Introduction, process improvement and team management.

*Minimum Qualifications (must have)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (preferred) or equivalent disciplines with experience conducting organic synthesis.

*Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)
  • Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry and 2-3 years of manufacturing experience.

Warm Regards,
Aman Bairagi
Direct: 703-889-6514