Thermo Fisher Scientific Group Leader - API Scientist in Florence, South Carolina

Job Description

Group Leader - API Scientist

Requisition ID: 64545BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

Florence, SC

How will you make an impact?

This role will investigate, create, and validate new scientific methodologies used to control raw materials, production intermediates, and final products on highly critical projects. May be involved in pre-clinical, clinical, and/or post-marketing stages of drug development. Work on business critical technical/scientific project activities to execute strategies and technical solutions that meet client needs and expectations through broad expertise. Participate in technical discussions with clients with an expert level of technical proficiency. Engage in creation of processes and equipment design for clinical, scale up, and/or registration batches, including technology transfer of projects to and from clients. Evaluate and contribute to the design of manufacturing processes and support problem solving as necessary with leadership and independent judgement. Make decisions that require developing new options to solve complex problems. Will have 2 direct reports initially but will grow from there.

What will you do?

  • Interact with top company leaders to develop scientific strategy. Oversee execution of strategy.

  • Lead strategic initiatives and solutions and oversee implementation.

  • Work closely with site management to optimize requirements of both client and site for portfolio of projects.

  • Oversee and approve proposal development.

  • Lead meetings/teleconferences with clients.

  • Lead development of methods and processes that meet or exceed the expectations from clients and provide innovation as necessary.

  • Lead a team over multiple projects; manage team's project timelines and deliverables; review group's financials.

  • Guide and advise during implementation of new methodologies and processes.

  • Direct resolution of problems related to the conduct of chemical experiments.

  • Liaise with internal scientific, analytical, and laboratory functional areas to meet project and team objectives.

  • Perform all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and Safety guidelines.

  • Maintain the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.

How will you get here?

Education

  • Must have a PhD in Chemistry.

Experience

  • At least 9 years of API experience in the pharmaceutical industry required.

  • Previous supervisory experience required.

  • Process chemistry experience in a GMP environment required.

  • Experience working directly with clients.

  • Project management experience strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Widely recognized as a SME.

  • Expert knowledge of scientific methodology and development as related to pharmaceutical development.

  • Thorough knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Superior critical and logical thinking skills with an ability to communicate ideas to employees and clients at multiple levels.

  • Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including managing technical discussions with internal and external clients.

  • Ability to work on and lead multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to delegate work.

  • Ability to maintain and expand expert knowledge and to keep current with scientific literature and industry trends relating to process technologies.

  • Ability to develop technical solutions.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.