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Sr Scientist / Sr Process Chemist

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Sr Scientist / Sr Process Chemist


Location: United States : Lafayette, IN

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Health Care


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Innovation Management (IM) Sr. Scientist provides development support, laboratory models, and technical expertise to support the production and business goals of Tippecanoe Laboratories. As a part of the Process Team, the IM Sr. Scientist is primarily responsible for providing deep technical expertise regarding the process chemistry. The IM Sr. Scientist is responsible for the generation and interpretation of laboratory data, for creating a robust and accurate process description from the customer data package and technical support to bulk manufacturing. The IM Sr. Scientist is responsible for initiating and maintaining a
laboratory program geared toward supporting the introduction of new processes and the resolution of production upsets.



The major activities or end results necessary to fulfill the position requirements on an ongoing basis. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or effort, associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require other different tasks,be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, personnel changes, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.)


  • Develop lab models from customer packages:
  • Rapidly assimilate the information available in customer data packages into a representative laboratory procedure
  • Identify potential gaps or opportunities in the customer data package and provide concise and accurate analysis to the Project Manager.
  • Effectively communicate with customer technical resources as needed to ask critical questions and make process suggestions to increase process knowledge and design control.
  • Design and oversee or perform critical experiments.
  • Perform and/or interpret the results of applicable analytical methods (minimum competency HPLC, GC, NMR 1H and 13C) to support lab model development.
  • Design experiments that maximize data return for experiments during the time critical new process introduction
  • Support equipment cleaning by providing solubility data and required cleaning limits as appropriate. Coordinate with the Project Managers to develop and track project schedules.
  • Participate as part of the process team to develop the final process design as the process chemistry expert to ensure that the final design meets all expectations of the customer data package.
  • Prepare critical documents (e.g. Change Control, process transfer reports, etc) to allow for an efficient process installation.
  • Utilize process laboratory models and provide technical expertise to support the resolution of production scale upsets and the execution of process changes.
  • Reliably be able to execute existing laboratory models on short notice.
  • Design efficient experiments to provide insight into the possible impact and causes of the production scale upset.
  • Communicate with the process team to provide results of the investigation and contribute to deviation documentation.
  • Provide documentation of laboratory activities:
  • Provide concise, accurate and complete reports of laboratory experimentation.
  • Provide operations with accurate and detailed process descriptions to support the creation of manufacturing instructions that accurately reflect customer requirements.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks to a sufficient standard to support potential IP claims Participate as the process chemistry expert in the performance of process hazard assessments.


• MS or Ph.D. in relevant scientific discipline with 5 years industrial experience or equivalent
• Fundamental understanding of Organic chemistry
• Demonstrated laboratory skills and technical expertise
• Teamwork/Interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently
• Capability to perform independent laboratory work
• Ability to work non-core hours to support 24/7 mfg operations
• Proficient at the use of MS Office




  • MS or PhD preferred
  • Experience in small molecule process chemistry
  • Experience in large scale chemical manufacturing
  • Knowledge of statistical methods of data analysis
  • Experience with statistical design of experiments
  • Ability to supervise laboratory technicians
  • Knowledge in cGMPs
  • Willingness to travel both within the US and internationally

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Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette