Ricerca Biosciences offers a comprehensive suite of non-clinical discovery support and integrated R&D services to support drug candidate development from lead identification through IND and NDA submission. Biological capabilities include early pharmacokinetic and metabolism screening, pilot toxicology evaluations, IND/NDA-enabling toxicology and DMPK development of both small molecules and biologics. Supporting the chemical development needs, Ricerca offers synthetic, medicinal and process chemistry, radiochemistry, and cGMP API manufacturing of small scale clinical batches through commercial API production, with complete analytical drug substance and drug product characterization.
Ricerca’s new Senior Management Team is revitalizing our scientific platforms, renewing existing partnerships and developing new client relationships. Our experienced scientists deliver world-class expertise and services to help shorten time to IND and bring molecules to the clinic faster. We have the capacity and integrated scientific capabilities, on a single research site in Concord, Ohio, to deliver any size project.
We are always seeking top performers in a variety of employment categories. If you’re interested in joining a world-class research 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 Fax: 440.358.7003 E-mail: Human Resources.
|Director/Associate Director Laboratory Animal Medicine||(Click for full job description)|
The position requires a DVM or VMD and a minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian. Direct supervisory experience in a nonclinical laboratory is required. DACLAM certification is highly desirable, as would be a MS or PhD in toxicology, or closely related discipline, or DABT. Candidate must have ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent communication, interpersonal and technical writing skills as well as frequent client contact.
|Pilot Plant Operators||(Click for full job description)|
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.
|Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist||(Click for full job description)|
The qualified individual will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and continuing development of Ricerca’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) program; establish and maintain EH&S policies and procedures; identify and control biological, chemical, physical, and radiological hazards; comply with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
The ideal candidate will maintain and facilitate communication with regulatory and emergency response agencies. Interact with industrial groups and colleagues to keep current on best practices to assure cost effective compliance. The candidate will develop, write, implement, and manage company-wide EH&S Procedures, Manuals and Plans. In addition, they will Chair the Oversight Safety and Employee Committees and serve on the Radiation Safety Committees. Ensures compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations, and stays current with changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization.
Required qualifications is a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Occupational Safety, Environmental Health, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years related industrial experience with regulatory awareness and practical knowledge and experience in Facility Safety, Occupational Safety (OSHA), Hazardous Waste Management and Industrial Hygiene are required. A Safety Professional Certification (CSP) is required.
|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.
|QA GMP Auditor/Supervisor||(Click for full job description)|
The qualified individual will be responsible for performing the final review and approval of executed manufacturing and packaging batch records for intermediates and final APIs, recommending upgrades to improve efficiency, productivity, quality and compliance, present audit metrics to managements, possessing the ability to recognize and categorize levels of GMP compliance risk to management, manage quality systems applications and assure QA auditors understand and comply with policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will be able to provide primary compliance oversight for several business centers, possess the ability to review systems, procedures, data, etc. from several business centers, the ability to offer opinions regarding the interpretations of applicable regulations, guidelines, etc. for respective business centers and the ability to host client audits and address any QA systems or technical questions appropriately. The candidate will also prepare, review, and/or update Ricerca’s Standard Operating Procedures related to QA.
Required qualification is a B.S. in Chemistry with a minimum of 6-8 yeas related industry standard and knowledge of quality, regulatory and legal standards including GMP and ICH.
|Associate Scientist - Quality Control / Stability / DFA|
The qualified individual will be responsible for possessing experience with standard lab instruments (HPLC, analytical balances, pH meter, etc.), coordinate the timely and compliant generation of data to support client projects, review data for technical content, good record keeping practices and author technical reports. In addition, the candidate should have experience with titration, extractions, dilution, etc. Relevant experience in good laboratory/manufacturing practices (GLP/cGMP), laboratory quality control and interaction with quality assurance, is required. Experience performing radiochemical analysis and experience analyzing and handling radioactive materials is not required but desirable.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently on multiple projects. Be a motivated team player with excellent written and oral communication skills; have strong presentation and problem solving capabilities; as well as the ability to learn new technologies and standard operating procedures in a timely manner. Being proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required.
Required qualification is a B.S. in chemistry with 2+ years related pharmaceutical analytical laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
|Associate Chemist - AgChem Product Development|
The qualified individual will be responsible for performing qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques, maintain and organize laboratory data and records in accordance with SOPs and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and perform peer review on analytical data. In addition, the candidate should have experience with wet chemistry, extractions, TLC, isolation and identification of organic compounds. They should also possess experience using the following instrumentation: HPLC, GC, LSC, and LC-MS/MS. Familiarity in a GLP laboratory environment and familiarity with radioisotopes including carbon 14, is a plus.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently on multiple projects. Be a motivated team player with excellent written and oral communication skills; have strong presentation and problem solving capabilities; as well as the ability to learn new technologies and standard operating procedures in a timely manner.
Required qualification is a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D., in chemistry or biology and/or 3-5 years of work experience in the plant protection industry.
|Process Chemist Ph.D.|
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
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 5 or more years of relevant chemical development experience. Experience in a cGMP and commercial environment is a plus.
|Executive Assistant||(Click for full job description)|
Ricerca Biosciences Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing Executive Assistant to support top-level management. The office environment is dynamic and fast-paced. Ideal candidates will be able to change gears quickly and adapt to consistently shifting and evolving priorities. This is a position that will grow in responsibility as the company continues to grow so a desire for growth and increasingly complex responsibilities is essential.
Skills/Qualifications: Administrative Writing Skills, Reporting Skills, Supply Management, Scheduling, Microsoft Office Skills, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Equipment Maintenance, Travel Logistics, Verbal Communication.