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Bench Scientist I
Ref No.: 19-00060
Location: Groton, Connecticut
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 02/11/2019 to 10/11/2019
Job Description: • Support the development of new flow technology for gas / liquid heterogeneous catalysis pressure reaction system. Apply chemical engineering principles, modeling, and lab-scale data-rich experimentation to support development and screening for suitable hydrogenation catalyst for trickle bed. Interact with a broader team of external collaborators, including catalyst developing companies and other pharmaceutical companies. The focus of the work will be development of lab screening conditions for evaluation of catalyst in different trickle bed reactor set up, and processes.Work location is at the Center for Pharmaceutical Sciences in the department of Chemical and Research Development (CRD) in Groton, CT
• Apply chemical engineering principles, modeling tools, and experimental skills using data-rich laboratory instrumentation to improve process understanding for trickle bed catalyst and operations.
• Support data rich experimentation on pressurize / catalytic reactions.
• Contribute in the design of catalyst and hydrogenation methodologies
• Optimize hydrogenation process for trickle bed reactors.


• Required Skills:
• Excellent knowledge of good laboratory practices. Excellent knowledge of chemical engineering principles including: reaction kinetics, reactor design, chemical thermodynamics, heat and mass transport. Good understanding of engineering statistics, modeling and simulation.
• Preferred Skills:
• Experience with gas / liquid pressure reactions
• Experience with heterogeneous catalysis
• Experience with continuous manufacturing processes
• Working knowledge of reaction modeling, property prediction, and simulation computational tools including.
• Some working knowledge of UPLC, MS, and NMR
• Working knowledge of application of in-situ analysis tools to process understanding including: FTIR, FBRM, UV/Vis
• A some foundational understanding of organic chemistry