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Process Chemist (M/F) – Pharmaceutical Industry 7252 views

Intelac recruits for Pharmaceutical Industry

Process Chemist (M/F)

Main Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Conducting literature searches of chemical processes to API’s ensuring freedom to operate evaluations are conducted prior to route scouting, selection and optimisation
  • Preparing experimental plans and design of experiments for API processes to ensure process development is performed in an efficient manner
  • Performing route scouting experiments to identify cost effective processes to APIs
  • Devising new processes and optimizing existing routes for the cGMP manufacture of APIs derived from botanicals and finished product.
  • Identification of critical process parameters for chemical processes to APIs and finished product
  • Performing failure mode analysis for chemical process to APIs to ensure effective scale-up into pilot plant and full scale manufacturing
  • Assisting in process safety reviews and chemical reaction hazard identification of chemical processes to APIs in collaboration with Engineering, OHS and Production departments
  • Synthesis related impurities for qualification of reference standards
  • Performing stress testing of APIs in order to identify degradation products
  • Preparing costings for optimised chemical processes to APIs in order to support commercialisation of APIs
  • Conducting tests requiring a high degree of technical understanding of chemistry and process technology.
  • Conducting experimental studies to develop formulation methods using standard and novel chemistries and analytical methods.
  • Preparing formulation development plans and reports.
  • Maintaining laboratory documentation using standard scientific record keeping practices
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in R&D, in collaboration with other departments, focusing on EHS, quality, efficiency and control of costs.
  • Preparing representative lab samples of new products to enable business/customer evaluation.


  • Minimum of a master’s degree in Organic Chemistry (or equivalent) with at least 5+ years of relevant experience with process chemistry in an API manufacturing or pharmaceutical environment or PhD in Organic Chemistry, with 3+ years of experience in process chemistry;
  • Demonstrated laboratory and analytical skills;
  • Verbal and written communication skills: ability to communicate results both internally and externally (client) in presentations and reports equally in English and Portuguese;
  • Computer skills pertinent to advanced word processing and spreadsheet manipulation, as well as document generation using Microsoft PowerPoint and ChemDraw/chem spider;
  • Data analysis and innovative problem-solving skills are considered essential;
  • Process chemistry and/or cGMP manufacturing experience in a CMO or pharma company is essential;
  • Familiar with current Infarmed/ Eudralex Vol. 4 regulations and ICH guidelines;
  • Strong background in Organic Chemistry, including state-of-the-art and industry-standard process chemistry techniques;
  • Strong analytical background: HPLC and GC are essential.

Our offer:

  • Direct contract with the Company;
  • Excellent job opportunity in a dynamic, fast-growing multinational company;
  • Stable work and career progression;
  • Investment in training and personal development;
  • Good career prospects.


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2780-019 Oeiras
Telefone: 214 115 052
Fax: 214 115 399
Telemóvel: 917 818 001

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Telefone: 214 408 200
Fax: 214 408 209
Telemóvel: 917 755 944
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