Associate Scientist

  • Södertalje, SE
  • 1 month ago

Organic Chemist for the position of Associate Scientist

We are  looking for a skilled organic chemist to our production team in Södertälje, starting from February 1st 2021.

Ardena Södertälje AB is part of the Ardena Drug Substance team and is responsible for producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for use in clinical trials. Additionally we produce adjuvants and excipients for the Life Science market.

We are in an expansive phase and are now looking for the right person to join us in the Production-API team.

Your day-to-day tasks will be to do the first large-scale synthesis of new potential drug substances according to internally developed processes according to Good Manufacturing Practice, investigate deviations and other project activities.

Primary tasks will be:

  • Production of intermediates and end products/APIs in our reactor systems according to pre-approved procedures following cGMP
  • Perform in-process controls
  • General maintenance of equipment

You will be working in a group with 4 colleagues.

All work is expected to be performed independently, but in close collaboration with colleagues within and outside of the department.

Apart from work in the production facilities, scientists in the team also develop, design, implement and optimize process systems and process support systems.

The equipment you will be working with is mainly reactors (50 – 2000 L) and filters of varying sizes, but could also be preparatory liquid chromatography and distillation plants.

When joining our team, we will provide you with the relevant training and knowledge to independently operate equipment and processes, and once fully trained, we expect you to take responsibility for the project you are assigned to from start to finish.

Furthermore, work is being performed in collaboration with colleagues from our site in Riga (LV).

The position is full-time permanent, with a 6 month trial period, starting from the February 1st.

Who are you?

We believe that you:

  • Hold a MSc in Organic chemistry or equivalent
  • Are fluent in English (in writing and verbally)
  • Enjoy working in a group
  • Are flexible and can work in more than one project simultaneously
  • Are structured and able to follow written routines

Furthermore, it is good if you:

  • Speak Swedish fluently
  • Have experience in HPLC analysis
  • Have knowledge of GMP

We offer a workplace with a good social environment and high individual responsibility. Everyone at Ardena Södertälje AB has different backgrounds, both educational and cultural, where each individual contribution is equally important.

You will be able to influence items in your day-to-day work, and suggestions for improvements are always appreciated.

You will be joining the company in a very interesting and expansive phase.

Please submit your application before the 12th January.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact production manager Elis Erbing:  Telephone +46 728 974 964

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Ardena Södertälje AB is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) located within walking distance from Södertälje Hamn train station. We are currently 26 employees divided into 6 departments:  Production-API, Production-Commercial, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, IT & Facility and Logistics.
Since the start in 1998 we brought more than 50 APIs from early lead molecules to clinical studies, including scale-up of processes from the laboratory into pilot plant.

Ardena is a reputed contract partner delivering drug development, manufacturing, logistics and bioanalytical services to pharmaceutical customers globally. In parallel, we work with compiling regulatory dossiers and to fast track products towards compliance. Every day, we guide companies through the hurdles and challenges of drug development. Our integrated service offering helps to streamline the drug’s progress to clinic and beyond, to reduce risk and timelines, and to facilitate a seamless flow of information.

We have several dedicated teams with over 300 professionals divided over 6 sites in Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden and Latvia.