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Research Scientist

Company: Ortec Inc
Location: Piedmont
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

WE ARE GROWING AND EXPANDING OPERATIONS!!!Ortec has been providing custom chemical solutions and personalized service since 1980. With three plants and over 300 employees, we can meet the production needs of our customers while maintaining a high level of personalized service. We are large enough to get the job done, yet small enough to care. Even as the company grows and develops new services, we never forget the values that made us who we are as a company.We are a team. A family. A group of smart, talented, big-hearted individuals working together for the success of our customers and the growth of our communities.AND WE HONOR OUR COMMITMENTSWhat we do at Ortec is complicated at times. Why we do what we do is not complicated: We want to make a difference for our customers and our communities around us. How we do what we do is also not complicated: everything starts with Integrity.WHY ORTEC? The foundation of Ortec is our talented, dedicated employees. Our commitment to delivering chemical manufacturing services with measurable quality has made us a trusted partner to some of the most familiar names in business. Our success is drawn from the experience, energy and teamwork of our employees, who consistently deliver results by anticipating change and executing solutions with confidence and passion. At Ortec, you'll be working with the latest technologies and tools, not to mention some of the industry's best and brightest minds. From the top down, this type of commitment and energy is radiated throughout the company. The result is a growing, dynamic, and rewarding place to work - a company where we work as many and we win as one. You are a name, not a number!We offer an excellent benefit package, including:

  • Competitive benefits with onsite medical care for free
  • 401k with match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision and much more!POSITION SUMMARYThe Chemist will work very closely with R&D Management to fulfill various project goals, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Research, develop and prove feasibility of new products, specifically, organic compounds, including, monomer and polymer synthesis
    • Evaluate analytical data of R&D products, raw materials, etc., obtained using instrumentation, such as, HPLC, GC, UV/Vis, FT-IR, Karl Fisher, capillary viscosity, NMR, etc.
    • Assist Research Scientist and/or Project Leader in completing project objectives to deliver against customer requests
    • Review laboratory data for accuracy, consistency and completeness; identify results with potential issues requiring further investigation.
    • Coordinate and Execute experiments to support project objectives
    • Work with Technical/Engineering Group to develop/scale-up processes from lab-scale to commercial production
    • Interpret and communicate experimental data via technical reports and/or presentations
    • Continuous self-education and development on chemistries relevant to company core competencies
    • Enforce safety to all Plant/Lab personnelQUALIFICATIONS
      • MS or BS in chemistry or related field required
      • Knowledge of analytical instrumentation theory and practice, specifically, GC, HPLC, NMR and FT-IR
      • Knowledge of organic chemistry and laboratory experimental techniques
      • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
      • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
      • Strong work ethic and willing to work overtime depending project demand
      • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently to deliver on project goalsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
        • Degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science
        • 3 to 10 years' experience in cGMP synthetic laboratory is preferred
        • Working knowledge of Empower, Chem Station, and MestReNova Software
        • Knowledge of ISO 9001-2000 International Standard and cGMP protocols
          This job posting is not all inclusive, please see job description for details.Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, physical, reference checks, employment verifications, and background screenings.
          Ortec is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Keywords: Ortec Inc, Asheville , Research Scientist, Other , Piedmont, North Carolina

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