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At Wilmington PharmaTech, we are constantly looking to hire talented and experienced synthetic and analytical chemists who have a passion for research and development.

If you would like the opportunity to work for Wilmington PharmaTech, please email us at info@WilmingtonPharmaTech.com, with an attached resume and contact information.

Alternatively, you can send your resume by mail to:
Wilmington PharmaTech
Attn: Recruiting
2309 Sunset Lake Road
Newark, DE 19702, USA
info@WilmingtonPharmaTech.com

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Position Openings


Wilmington PharmaTech (WPT) is seeking multiple motivated chemical engineers, pilot operators, QA specialists, organic chemists, and Analytical Chemists at all levels to join our dynamic company for pharmaceutical active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) analysis in clinical phase drug development.


Powerhouse Operator

Key Responsibilities/Qualifications:

Perform a wide variety of tasks to ensure optimal and safe operation of equipment that produces steam, cooling water, compressed air etc.; Operate control systems, monitor gauges and meters, perform routine checks, maintain equipment, and start or stop operations when necessary; Ensure basic equipment: boilers, chillers, air handlers, compressors etc., are well-maintained and operated as designed; Oversee machinery indicators to determine existence of malfunctions or suboptimal performance, and initiate appropriate repair procedures when necessary; Follow all relevant safety protocols and legal codes to ensure proper operation of equipment and minimize risk of damage to property and personnel; Communicate clearly and effectively both internally and externally, including managers, engineers and repair technicians to encourage teamwork and coordinate tasks; Perform proactive maintenance of equipment to ensure proper operations and compliant to SOPs and other regulations; Respond to emergent situations and contact the appropriate sources to correct anything not working properly; Maintain a list of contractors and maintain good relationships with contractors to ensure timely response to maintenance/repair needs. Well-versed in technical/engineering operations; Completion of a certified skilled trade such as HVAC, Electrician or Maintenance Technician is a plus; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail; Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including on-call. Base salary $50,000-$70,000 plus benefits.


Sr. Process Chemists, Ph. D.

Key Responsibilities/Qualifications:

Candidates will design and perform experiments in order to develop new processes for the manufacture of new drug candidates. The candidate will be expected to subsequently undertake the manufacture of these drug processes at gram to kilo scale and support manufacture in pilot production as appropriate. An outstanding record of solving complex synthetic challenges combined with demonstrated hands-on ability to execute these processes at scale is required. This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Synthetic and/or Organic Chemistry. The candidate needs to demonstrate a high level of technical ability, scientific creativity, teamwork and independence. Good communication skills are essential.


Associate Director Quality Assurance

Key Responsibilities/Qualifications:

Wilmington PharmaTech (WPT) is looking for a Associate Director Quality Assurance with GMP experience in the API / pharmaceutical industry for our brand new API pilot plant. The role includes leading and overseeing Document Review & Batch Release, QA Product Management, Customer Complaints, CAPAs, Document Change Control, Management Review/KPI & Compliance Initiatives in an FDA regulated environment. Ideal candidates should have a strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices and API / pharmaceutical manufacturing, new product development projects, project management experience, demonstrated proficiency in acting as a customer facing quality representative, proven managerial experience with demonstrated success in communicating, leading, and motivating others to succeed, experience building teams and developing succession plans is highly desirable, and must be a strategic, driver of change with excellent writing skills.

A degree in chemistry degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience is desired within either the API or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment is preferred; food or medical device industry experience may be considered. Strong cGMP knowledge & strong problem solving ability req'd.


Analytical Chemists - All levels

Key Responsibilities/Qualifications:

Follows/executes written procedures/protocols with minimal supervision and completes notebook and verification with accuracy. Conducts sample analysis, method development and method qualification/verification/validation under minimum guidance of research scientists/managers. Stability/release testing. Maintains scientific integrity and timeliness of results, clearly documents results and clearly summarizes work in written and verbal form. Ensures maintenance and calibration of lab equipment with minimal supervision. Communicates test results, task status and testing issues to scientists/managers in a timely manner. Participates in department/group meeting activities and cross-functional group activities as needed. Understands and maintains cGMP training records and follows all cGMP company policies, standard operating procedures and best practices. Adheres to safety standards.

Understands the fundamental basic principles of chromatographic and detection techniques, spectroscopy and wet chemical analysis; Demonstrates the capability and proficiency with a range of analytical techniques (HPLC, GC, IR, LC-MS, etc.) and equipment for analytical development work and quality control activities.

B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. in Chemistry and API pharmaceutical development and analysis experience desired.


Chemical Process Engineer - Associate director

Key Responsibilities/Qualifications:

Candidates are supporting the manufacturing team that creates drug products by working closely with process chemists, pilot plant operators, and QA colleagues. Ideal candidates should have a strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices and new product development projects, and pharmaceutical/ chemical manufacturing. These positions require a M.S./Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, with 5+ years API production experience. Candidates need to demonstrate a high level of technical ability, scientific creativity, teamwork and independence. Good communication skills are essential.


Chemical Process Engineers – B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Key Responsibilities/Qualifications:

Candidates are supporting the manufacturing team that creates drug products by working closely with process chemists, pilot plant operators, and QA colleagues. Ideal candidates should have a strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices and new product development projects, and pharmaceutical/ chemical manufacturing. This position requires a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, with relevant industrial experience. The candidate needs to demonstrate a high level of technical ability, scientific creativity, teamwork and independence. Good communication skills are essential.


Chemical Operator and Sr. Chemical Operator

Key Responsibilities/Qualifications:

The candidate should have a basic chemistry knowledge and computer skills. The position is set in a fast-paced start-up environment and will require the individual to work on a broad range of tasks. The Production Operator is responsible for performing daily tasks in the pharmaceutical pilot plant in accordance with cGMP regulations. The candidate needs to demonstrate the attention to details, ability to follow written procedures, , teamwork, dependable, committed, flexible, and positive. . Good communication skills are essential.

Minimum high school diploma. Strong work ethics required.


Associate Research Chemists/Research Chemists

Wilmington PharmaTech (WPT) is seeking self-motivated Associate Scientists to join our dynamic chemistry process department for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) synthesis in clinical phase drug development.

Key Responsibilities:

Participates in the production of APIs in a kilolab or pilot plant setting by following batch records under cGMP environment. Records precisely all critical observations and documents all results during the production accurately. Diligently follows company SOPs to clean equipment for production and maintains appropriate cleaning records. Disassembles reactors for cleaning as necessary and reassembles them after the cleaning complete. Ensures and maintains kilolabs and related storage areas are in good condition. Performs routine qualifications for production equipment and maintains related records. Understands cGMP requirements of WPT and strictly follows all company policies, SOPs and best practices. Adheres to safety standards. Potential to conduct hands-on organic research with supervision for process optimization, and collect data to support the production of intermediates/APIs. Participates in the hazard operations (HAZOP) discussion and provide suggestions and solutions as necessary. Assists in trouble shootings and investigations of processes. Maintain good, clear laboratory records.

Required Qualifications:

B.A/B.S. or M.A./M.S. in Chemistry or Biochemistry with 0-3 years of experience.

Able to follow complex, scientific instructions and able to learn new things quickly. Must be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and have a desire to be part of a fast-paced growing company. Shift work may be required.

Desired Qualifications:

Academic or industrial research experience in organic chemistry.

This position offers benefits, competitive salary and an opportunity to advance in a growing company.


WPT offers major benefits, competitive salary and opportunity to grow in a growing company.

Please send your resume to info@WilmingtonPharmaTech.com