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A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.
About the role:
Primary Objective of the Position
Lead the team to ensure products are developed and delivered as per customer expectations in terms of quantity, timelines, project updates and other productivity parameters. Lead the team to ensure smooth functioning of laboratory meeting set standards of quality, environment & safety and desired regulatory needs. Work with Merck department leads to communicate team progress and highlight issues.
Work with R&D Team to design route of synthesis for assigned organic compounds and ensure synthesis of the products in desired quality (mg-gm and Kg scale). Ensure team executes experiments in laboratory as per synthetic procedures, record observations, isolate and purify material to the desired quality level and characterize using modern spectroscopic methods and capture the scientific data in appropriate report format/ELN/report. Help troubleshoot when necessary. Develop solutions to the problems and troubleshoot synthetic and purification challenges using modern tools. Coordinate transfer of the developed process/technology to scaleup/production team. Work with scaleup/production team to ensure successful completion of new processes and provide training/expertise as needed. Monitor & communicate project progress, adhering to timelines. Plan SAP related activities, BOM, KRM ordering, NPDI, material confirmation and returns. Ensure team completes assigned projects with agreed timelines, quality, quantity, and cost. Ensure team maintains laboratory equipment, workplace and stocks supplies, verifies inventories and orders fresh stocks as required. Demonstrate and maintain good communication (oral and written) with the stakeholders. Manage and maintain interdepartmental coordination, attend assigned learning and skill enrichment programs, plan and demonstrate process improvement ideas (yield, quality and safety) and sustainability. Prepare quotes/cost estimation for the assigned customer requests. Attending interdepartmental meetings/TCs. Liaise with business and customers (internal/external) to maintain strong project/product pipeline to fulfil/meet assigned revenue targets for the business. Additional responsibility as and when allotted by the management and business head.
Who You Are:
- PhD in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Organometallics, or related field with 8-10 years of industrial experience
- People Managerial experience must
- Extensive knowledge in modern synthetic organic chemistry.
- Knowledgeable with modern chemistry methodology, with a strong focus on organic chemistry, API synthesis, and new reaction exploration.
- Strong experience in Schlenk-line, glove box and air sensitive chemistry technique.
- Experience in modern analytical and material purification methods, such as NMR, GC, HPLC, auto-column chromatography, etc.
- Excellent written and presentation skills.
- Industrial experience would be a plus
- Chemical manufacturing/process development experience would be desirable
- Experience with design of experiment methodology preferred
- Understanding of statistical process control
- Any experience with large scale reactions would be a plus
What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!
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