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Vacancy

Research Chemist

  • Ofichem BV
  • R&D Ofichem, Ter Apel
  • Fulltime
  • 23 Jul 2021

Job description

The Research Chemist carries out work in the Research & Development department of the business unit Laboratorium Ofichem BV, which is part of the Ofichem Group.

Laboratorium Ofichem is an independent producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients with a worldwide customer portfolio. We produce from small scale (20L), medium scale (750L) to large scale (2000L) approximately 60 different APIs . The R&D department is involved in the development of new synthesis routes, production processes and analytical methods. We mainly work for external customers, but we also support improving their internal processes. Within the R&D group, the analytical department is engaged in project-based research and development of new or improved analytical methods. Think of HPLC, GC, UPLC-MS and NMR, but also Wet chemical methods such as titrations and Karl Fisher. The R&D department has a worldwide client portfolio from startups and medium-sized biotech to big pharma companies which entails a variety of projects.

R&D Ofichem is currently expanding strongly, among other things with the newly completed building, including a state-of- the- art pilot plant, which translates into the development of increasingly complex active pharmaceutical ingredients.

This is a vacancy for 32-40 hours per week.


Duties and Responsibilities of the Research Chemist:

  • Implement, devise and develop new synthesis routes and production processes through experimental work, literature study, substantive knowledge and consultation with the R&D team.
  • Provide (chemical) input to guide the tech transfer of new production processes from synthesis development to validated commercial production.
  • Optimizing and co-developing new (production) processes by using literature, experience and hands-on lab and production work.
  • Working together with the other R&D operators, chemists, and analysts, as a close team you develop the production processes together and you ensure mutual time planning and accurate transfer to our GMP facility.
  • Sparring with the various departments (Production, QA, RA, Sales and QC) within Lab Ofichem.
  • Prepare and confirm the required documentation to ensure a successful transfer and confirmation.
  • Identifying and applying optimizations in the processes to be tested, and where necessary discussing these internally.


Our offer:

  • A challenging position with a great diversity of projects.
  • A brand new working environment with state of the art equipment.
  • An enthusiastic team with the ambition to grow together.
  • A competitive salary including secondary conditions.


Company Profile

The Ofichem Group produces, develops and distributes active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs ) for both humans and animals. These active substances are distributed worldwide to pharmaceutical manufacturers. The production of APIs is done in accordance to the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines by the business unit Laboratory Ofichem . The Ofichem group also has its own laboratory that not only analyzes its own APIs, but also performs analyses for third parties. The Ofichem Group also has its own R&D group that is continuously developing new products.

The business unit, Lab. Ofichem B.V. (Production API) produces a wide range of pharmaceutical products, including APIs for antibiotics (sulfonamides), APIs for the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis (fumarates), and products in order to counteract bone loss (bisphosphonates).

The business unit Ofichem B.V. distributes a wide range of raw materials for veterinary medicines. The business unit Ofipharma B.V. sources , packages, analyzes and distributes high quality pharmaceutical raw materials for human medicine.

If you are interested in the vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter by email only to: recruitment@ofichem.com.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated

Job requirements

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree (HBO of WO) required in Analytical Chemistry.
  • Experience with different analytical techniques.
  • Excellent analytical skills; adept at problem solving
  • Ability to interpret and comprehend and experience with method development and validation (analysis equipment).
  • Experience working in a quality environment GMP/GLP is an advantage.
  • Commercial attitude and strong analytical, excellent written and verbal communication skills (in both Dutch and English).
  • Well organized; ability to work under time pressure and to meet deadlines, ability to execute multiple complex projects at all levels
  • Team player who likes to grow together with the R&D team.

Organizational competences:

Integrity, Commitment, Accuracy, Proactive, Quality Oriented.

Job- related skills:

Decisive, creative, accurate, analytical, flexible, takes initiative, solution-oriented, ability to keep good overview.

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