Expert in crystallization and solid-state characterization - limited for 2 years (all genders)

Posted 11 Sep 2019

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 194511


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Your tasks:

You will perform extended solid-state screenings of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in mg-scale (e.g. polymorph screenings), and perform comprehensive solid-state characterization of obtained solid samples including a variety of methods (e.g. XRD, Raman, DSC, TGA). You will optimize crystallization processes in g-scale, using dedicated lab-scale equipment with online probes to monitor crystallization processes.
You will utilize further specialized analytical methods (e.g. Inverse Gas Chromatography) for powder characterization to derive an in-depth understanding of powder behavior within formulation development. You will regularly establish new methods and workflows within our field.
Experimental work is supported by Design-of-Experiments approaches and multivariate data analysis tools. You will regularly participate in Healthcare CMC project meetings. Regular interactions with other functions within Healthcare R&D (such as MedChem, Drug Substance Development, Formulation Development) are part of your daily work within the projects.

The position is limited for 2 years for the moment.


Your qualification:

  • Master degree in Chemistry, Material Science or related areas
  • Job experience of at least 3 years
  • Profound knowledge in physical chemistry, analytical methods, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences / pre-formulation
  • Fluent spoken and written German and English
  • Good communication and presentation skills



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