Careers

The Ricerca team derives great satisfaction working collaboratively with clients to solve complex problems. Having experienced an amazing year of growth, we are hiring in almost all functional areas and are proud to offer a stimulating environment and rewarding opportunities for suitably qualified scientists and other professionals. Ricerca’s new Senior Management Team is currently engaged in revitalizing our scientific platforms, and we have the capacity and integrated scientific capabilities on a single research site in Concord, Ohio to deliver projects of any size. Our experienced scientists deliver world-class expertise and services that shorten IND development times and hasten clinical entry.

We seek top performers in a variety of employment categories. Contact us if you are interested in joining a world-class organization with a collegial work environment and competitive compensation packages. Qualified applicants should send a resume to:

Human Resources Department,
Ricerca Biosciences
7528 Auburn Road, Concord
Ohio 44077
USA

Fax: 440.358.7010
E-mail: HumanResources@ricerca.com

Ricerca proudly supports Affirmative Action. Ricerca is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ricerca is committed to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other similarly protected status.


Current Opportunities

Director, Business Development - Drug Safety & Metabolism (DSM)
The qualified individual will be responsible for promoting and selling Ricerca Biosciences Drug Safety & Metabolism Toxicology services. This is a key role as liaison between internal and external clients and expanding client base while fostering extraordinary customer focus.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently and have a successful proven track record in sales; be a motivated team player with excellent written and oral communication skills; have strong presentation and problem solving capabilities; must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SalesForce.com.

Qualifications: B.S. / M.S. in a life science with 5-7 years related medical/pharmaceutical/CRO sales experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.


Senior Process Development Chemical Engineer - Process Development and Manufacturing (PDM)
The qualified individual will be responsible for developing and implementing each processing strategy involving multi-step organic chemical processing. Possess expert knowledge in chemical batching with emphasis on reactions, solid and liquid separations and drying and associated equipment. Knowledgeable in ICH Q7 guidelines for the preparation of bulk API for clinical use; depth of understanding in analytical techniques used in characterizing pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals for safe and reproducible implementation at scale.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently, lead others, as well as working across departments to ensure project success. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project; PCS, PDS, PLS, CMMS, POS, LIMS, MMP & API storage; and cGMP requirements.

Qualifications: B.S. / M.S. in Chemical Engineering with 6-10 years of experience in scale-up and preparation of pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals.


HPLC Method development scientist - Analytical chemistry (AC)
In this position, the ideal candidate must perform these essential tasks:

  • Develop and validate HPLC procedures for drug substances and drug products.
  • May supervise 1-2 subordinates developing and validating multiple HPLC methods concurrently.
  • The ability to develop and validate chromatographic procedures using UPLC is preferred, but not required.

 The successful candidate will have experience in HPLC and standard lab instruments such as analytical balances, pH meters, pipettes, etc. The candidate must have a basic knowledge of laboratory chemicals and be able to handle them with safe and appropriate techniques.

The candidate shall possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, effectively multi-task, be a team player with strong communication, presentation and problem solving capabilities.

Qualifications: BS, MS, or PhD in chemistry with 5+ years related analytical laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have designed/developed chromatographic assays, not just used HPLC equipment.  Relevant experience in good laboratory/manufacturing practices (cGLP/cGMP) is preferred..


Program Manager - Agrochemical (AgChem)
The qualified individual will be responsible for facilitating projects, creating and updating timelines ensuring “risk” mitigation strategies are developed. Monitor project scope changes and financial aspects and reporting. Is the point of contact for logistics coordination of multi-departmental programs.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently and have knowledge of the inner workings of the CRO business and flow of work between departments; be a motivated team player with excellent written and oral communication skills; have strong presentation and problem solving capabilities; must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Qualifications: B.S. / M.S. in biology or chemical science with 5-7 years related chemical/agrochemical/CRO knowledge.


Sr. Principal Scientist - Process Chemistry
The qualified individual will possess the ability to lead multiple projects in a group structure and provide support to all projects in their area. In doing so, the principal scientist must be able to assess RFP’s, write proposals, and interact with Business Development as necessary to meet client needs. As Sr. Principal Scientist, the qualified candidate must have the necessary skills to serve as a role model within the department by encouraging the adoption of safer operating practices, providing strong and consistent support for pilot plant projects, and serving as a pivotal member on an integrated team of colleagues across various business areas.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess total independence, using creativity to drive scientific results and implementing new technology into scientific work practices. As a leader in the department, he or she will supervise a group of chemists, coordinate project activities site wide, and serve as a major resource to all chemists. It is vital that the qualified candidate for this role possess an ability to introduce new ideas and thinking to encourage new corporate policies, monitor staff training, and enforce/comply with regulatory guidelines (GMP, GLP, EH&S).

Qualifications: Must have a PhD. or the equivalent with a minimum of ten years of related experience. The ideal candidate must have ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Possess excellent communications both interpersonal and technical writing skills, and be comfortable with frequent management contact. Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) is highly desirable, as would be knowledge of Microsoft Work, Excel, and Data Management Systems.


Analytical Scientist - Analytical Chemistry (AC)
In this position, the ideal candidate must perform these essential tasks:

  • The ability to develop and validate chromatographic procedures for LC/MS/MS and GC/MS. These are to support E&L and food migration studies.
  • Impurity isolation and structural elucidation.
  • Plan and execute complex projects independently.
  • Develop and validate chromatographic procedures (HPLC and GC) for small chemical entity drug substances and products.

The successful candidate will have experience in GC, HPLC, LC-MS/MS and GC/MS standard lab instruments, such as analytical balances, pH meter, centrifuge, moisture balance, oven, etc. as well as experience in lab procedures, such as titration, extraction, solid phase extraction, dilution, etc. The candidate must have basic knowledge of chemicals, their properties, structure, reactivity, and be able to handle them with safe and appropriate techniques.

The candidate shall possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, effectively multi-task, be a team player with strong communication, presentation and problem solving capabilities and possess experience with routine data entry in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Required qualification is a PhD in chemistry with 5+ years related analytical laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have significant experience with MS based detectors. Experience performing E&L and/or food migration studies is strongly desired. Relevant experience in good laboratory/manufacturing practices (cGLP/cGMP), laboratory quality control and quality assurance is preferred.


SENIOR PROCESS CHEMIST
Job functions and competencies include:

  • Provides technical team leadership for assigned projects
  • Analyzes processes provided by clients, obtains accurate process data, and solves process problems as required to meet client goals
  • Able to function as the key contact with clients including preparation of written updates and leading discussion in conference calls
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ideal candidate will be a motivated team player with excellent written and oral communications skills who has demonstrated significant success in prior positions

Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry with a minimum 5 years of experience in Chemical Development in the pharmaceutical or specialty chemicals industry
  • Good working knowledge of analytical techniques including NMR and HPLC instrumentation
  • Familiarity with cGMP regulatory environment or willingness to learn
  • Experience with support of kilo lab and / or pilot plant scale production operations is preferred

DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER/SENIOR DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
The qualified individual will be responsible for the lab-scale development and pilot-scale demonstration of process technology for the manufacture of new chemical-based products, with emphasis on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. The individual will work with chemists, engineers and technicians in a highly interactive team environment to analyze, plan and implement challenging and complex projects. The ideal candidate will be a motivated team player with excellent written and oral communication skills; have strong presentation and problem solving capabilities; have experience in project management; and have demonstrated success in prior positions.

Required qualification is a B.S. or M.S. in Chemical Engineering with 2 or more years of relevant chemical development experience. Experience in a cGMP and commercial environment is a plus.


SYNTHETIC CHEMIST
Job functions and competencies include:

  • Demonstrated skills in custom synthesis of radiolabeled compounds, stable labeled compounds and mg to gm quantities of unlabeled compounds
  • Able to function as the key contact with clients including preparation of written updates and leading discussion in conference calls
  • The ideal candidate will be a motivated team player with excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Able to work independently on projects assigned by the project leader
  • Applies technical knowledge gained through education and experience to optimize synthetic processes and solve problems

Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry with a minimum 2 years of experience in small molecule organic synthesis
  • BS or MS degree in organic chemistry with 5+ Years small molecule organic synthesis experience
  • Good working knowledge of analytical techniques including NMR, MS and HPLC instrumentation
  • Familiarity with GLP and cGMP regulatory environment or willingness to learn
  • Experience with radiolabeled materials (14C, 3H) and custom synthesis required; support of kilo lab and scale-up operations is considered a plus

PROCESS CHEMIST
Job functions and competencies include:

  • Able to work independently on project segments assigned by the project leader
  • Applies technical knowledge gained through education and experience to optimize synthetic processes and solve problems
  • Takes ownership of assigned tasks and follows through
  • Good attention to detail and thorough laboratory documentation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required qualifications include:

  • BS or MS degree in organic chemistry
  • 2+ Years small molecule organic synthesis experience
  • Good working knowledge of analytical techniques including NMR and HPLC instrumentation
  • Experience in kilo lab scale synthesis is a plus
  • Familiarity with cGMP regulatory environment is a plus

PILOT PLANT OPERATORS
The position will involve the operation of chemical process equipment in support of first time scale-ups, process optimization and small lot production of chemical based materials in compliance with FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines. The successful candidate will execute processing activities according to specific procedures, make observations, record data and maintain accurate documentation. The position is a salaried position eligible for overtime.

Qualifications include a high school diploma, basic knowledge of chemistry and math, mechanical aptitude, communication skills and teamwork skills. The position requires shift-work along with the ability to work with and move drum quantities of chemicals. Previous experience, as a chemical plant/pilot plant operator is desirable. Knowledge of chemical hazards, forklift operation and college courses in chemistry considered a plus.


Study Director AgChem
Ricerca Biosciences is currently seeking a qualified chemist with experience in the elucidation and identification of compounds and their degradation products. Duties include method development and analytical support for studies used to assess the degradation of chemicals (pesticides, industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical products) in a variety of matrices. Experience in the application of LC-MS/MS for structure elucidation, familiarity with handling radiolabeled compounds, understanding principles of GLP, and design and conduct of environmental fate and metabolism studies is required.

The position may involve supervision of technicians and client interaction.Experienced e-Fate director with 3 or 4 yrs. of history conducting studies in support of OECD and EPA study guidelines.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
In this position, the successful candidate shall possess strong judgment skills in handling important confidential administrative matters, be proactive with a take-charge attitude, and possess the ability to organize, plan and prioritize projects. The candidate will be detail oriented with a "hands on" business mentality, have strong organizational and communicational skills as well as possess strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, and ChemDraw.

Required qualification is a High School Diploma with a minimum of 5 years prior experience working at the executive level.


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