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Manager, Method Development - Chemistry - United States  

Alcami (company)

Posted on : 19 July 2017

Project Description


What differentiates us at Alcami?  Our people.

Help shape the future of medicine and join us – we are a pharmaceutical contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO).

Alcami Corporation is the first company to offer a solution that is tailored to small and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We offer a range of services from four distinct pillars: Development Services, Analytical Testing, Drug Product, and APIs. Beyond that, we can integrate our services so customers experience a simplified engagement with a single project management relationship, full visibility from development into manufacturing, and shorter turnaround times. With six locations in the U.S. and a global location in The Netherlands, the Alcami family is growing rapidly. Picture yourself at Alcami and apply today.

Position Overview:

The Manager, Structural Chemistry, will manage the daily activities of a group of scientists who perform method development/validation, impurity identification, routine and non-routine testing, and characterization of pharmaceutical products using LC/MS and GC/MS analyses in support of pharmaceutical product development or pharmaceutical manufacturing.  This role will develop production and resource plans that meet production goals in terms of safety, quality, output, and cost; ensure and conduct proper staff training; and ensure that deliverables are met or expectations are proactively managed towards alternative solutions. This position is located in Wilmington, NC.

As the Manager, Structural Chemistry you will:

  • Leads projects, ensuring deadlines are met as well as production goals
  • Participates dynamically with clients and other internal partners within the organization
  • Develops and executes strategies to improve productivity 
  • Cultivates a proactive, collaborative, innovative, outward looking, problem solving culture within the group and develops future managers and leaders of the group
  • Develop and execute laboratory work plans/schedules independently, using customer milestones and division/site performance standards and metrics
  • Reviews technical documents for accuracy, thoroughness and regulatory compliance 
  • Identifies, proposes and develops new solutions for operational efficiency
  • Contributes to development of company's concepts and principles
  • Develops unique solutions to complex problems involving evaluation of multiple interacting factors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in science or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • 10 or more years of experience working in a technical environment, 3 or more years of experience leading technical teams
  • Knowledge of cGMP laboratory Testing
  • Demonstrated experience managing laboratory budgets
  • Proven ability to engage and interact with clients
  • Previous experience leading and mentoring scientific staff with technical and performance goals
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, effectively at all levels
  • Demonstrated success in presenting technical information, reporting, operating efficiencies, etc.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving and organizational skills
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% both domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mass Spectrometry
  • Previous CMO, CDMO, or Pharmaceutical experience

What we offer you:

  • In Wilmington, an onsite Learning Center for working parents
  • Profit sharing bonus plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
  • A menu of voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurances
  • Paid/flexible sick-leave, vacations, and holidays so you can take the time when you need it
  • To complement your personal financial strategy, we also have 401(k) matching