Crystallization Process Development Specialist m / f / d
As a crystallization process development specialist based at our manufacturing site in Linz, Austria, you will support our growing service offering for early and late stage crystallization process development, solid form screening and solid state characterisation.
You will be responsible for planning and executing crystallization process development activities in the laboratory and for ensuring smooth scale-up to production.
With this responsibility you are a key link between internal and external stakeholders.
Your responsibilities :
Development and optimisation of crystallization processes, including filtration and drying
Define and execute laboratory programmes for crystallization process development, including complete documentation
Define required solid-state and in process characterisation to support process development, carry out or arrange for appropriate testing and analysis
Scale-up and transfer of new processes and products from the laboratory to manufacturing scale
Ensure relevant safety analyses are carried out
Assessment of crystallization, filtration and drying processes with regard to their technical feasibility and suitability for our manufacturing plants
Prepare documentation and contribute expert knowledge to patent applications
Contribute to process validation activities
Your qualifications :
A PhD in either of the following disciplines and specialisations :
Chemical engineering with crystallization process development
Chemistry with a focus upon solid state or physical chemistry,
Materials science or equivalent
OR an MSc in either of these disciplines with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in crystallization process development in an industrial environment
Experience in solid state characterisation and in-process analysis, including but not limited to :
thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, DVS, imaging (in-line and / or off-line), spectroscopic techniques (in-line and / or off-line)
High level of customer orientation and initiative, well organised
Excellent communication skills, good team-player while capable of working independently, with a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach to complex tasks
Fluency in English and a level of proficiency in German (spoken and written),
Good IT skills
We offer :
A dynamic work place in an innovative and forward looking company
Excellent career development opportunities in a growing, global organisation
An exciting company culture founded upon integrity, intensity, engagement and innovation.
Remuneration will be according to the collective agreement for the chemical industry (KV der Chem. Industrie). The annual salary for this position is €46,500 minimum.
A higher salary is possible, depending upon qualifications and experience.