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Associate Engineer (JP9420)

Cambridge, Massachusetts · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Associate Engineer (JP9420)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 24 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 11/23/2021
Note:  Remote until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Engineer for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.

Job Summary:

Would you like to work with a diverse, highly motivated team of process science professionals to positively impact patients’ lives? We are seeking an Associate Engineer in the Pivotal and Commercial Synthetic’s department at the client.

The Associate Engineer will be responsible for supporting process development and technology transfer of the client’s drug substance synthetics processes across all phases of development and commercialization. Chemical engineering fundamentals will be applied to generate experiments, data, models and understanding for organic chemistry unit operations in the development of processes that deliver meaningful therapeutics for our patients

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree OR
  • Associate’s degree & 4 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED & 6 years of Engineering or Operations experience
Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Academic background in Chemical Engineering with strong knowledge or organic chemistry
  • Lab experience with synthetic processes
  • Basic understanding of cGMP/GLP requirements
  • Experience building and utilizing first principle models (reaction kinetics, mass transfer, separations, distillations, isolations, drying, and hydrodynamics)
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques and solid-state characterization
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis/DoE
  • Working knowledge of standard plant operations and safety practices
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills

Day-To-Day Responsibilities:
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Under supervision will execute experiments for process optimization and characterization.
  • Scale up/down of synthetic active pharmaceutical ingredients in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Create models of multiple unit operations including reaction kinetics, distillation, extraction, crystallization, filtration and drying.
  • Provide technical expertise and oversight of lab equipment and systems.
  • Active involvement in production and development meetings to identify solutions to meet program timelines and resolve complex problems.
  • Apply engineering principles and statistical analysis, including design of experiments, in-order to solve process issues and evaluate opportunities for process improvements.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Process Chemistry, Analytical Sciences, and EH&S.
  • Contribute to documents for process understanding, transfer, risk assessment, facility fit, and development/characterization.

Employee Value Proposition:
You will be working on key deliverables a part of the client pipeline and will gain great experience.

Red Flags:
No Bachelor’s degree
No Chemical engineering experience

Interview Process:
Phone Screen followed by In-person. Available on most days of the weeks except Thursdays

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.

3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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