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: 440.358.7003
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

Senior Director Human Resources
The qualified individual will be responsible for creating and implementing a Human Resources strategic and operational vision through their leadership of all Human Resource (HR) practices. This includes providing guidance, counsel and full service support to the CEO, business unit leaders and the organization. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Sr. Director HR will build and develop the organizations human capital resources through full management and accountability of the HR function including key aspects of talent acquisition, fostering of employee relations, retention, training and development and the oversight of employee benefits, employee safety and guidance of all other related HR matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with CEO and business unit leadership in translating business priorities into executable HR initiatives that enable the organization to drive performance and deliver on financial, human resource and strategic objectives.
  • Identify and focus on opportunities to drive employee engagement and retention.
  • Direct the development and implementation of approved company-wide employee relations' policies and practices.
  • Align HR strategies to support business unit leadership in the areas of: recruitment and retention, orientation, diversity and inclusion practices, training and development and employee coaching/counseling/performance management.
  • Responsible for overall management of HR programs, including but not limited to: EEO, unemployment, AAP, salary administration, performance management, litigation, retention, termination, turnover, recognition and severance issues.
  • Lead, develop and grow a small team of experienced HR professionals.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Human Resources or related area required; Master’s degree in Business, Organizational Psychology, or Human Resource Management is preferred.
  • Professional certifications: PHR or SPHR preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive HR generalist experience; prior experience in specialist areas is preferred (i.e. Employee Engagement and Development and/or Talent Acquisition).
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory and HR team development experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate multiple examples of leading and directing change in HR practices in partnership with a reenergized and refocused business strategy. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they have been able to construct and implement a new vision for the HR function to manage an organizations’ human capital in partnership with business leadership.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to manage the human resources capabilities in a business with complexity and undergoing change. The ability to operate with some level of ambiguity is important.
  • Good knowledge of ERISA, EEOC and DOL regulations.
  • Solid understanding of benefits and compensation administration, labor law, and organizational development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and conflict management skills.
  • Experience in leading organizational/transformational change.
  • Strong strategic skills with ability to move into the details and back out to a higher level.
  • Experience in partnering with senior executives, driving the HR agenda, and ensuring that it supports the business goals and objectives.
  • Ability to quickly assess a situation, develop a plan and then execute on it.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including: PowerPoint/Excel/Word; 

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.


Director/Senior Director Pathology - Drug Safety & Metabolism (DSM)
The qualified individual will be responsible for designing protocols for studies to evaluate the potential toxicity of chemicals and pharmaceuticals in the execution of study activities meeting client program milestones and timelines; initiating, monitoring and supervising studies/phases and interpreting results for study reports (anatomic and/or clinical pathology) adhering to GLP regulations and Standard Operating Procedures. Will consult and team-up with DVM.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently, and will also lead and mentor others in industry best practices in this scientific capacity by providing expertise to internal and external customers in the identification and development of new business ventures engaging in client visits to facilitate business opportunities. Candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and technical writing skills.

Qualifications: MS or PhD in toxicology, or closely related discipline, or DABT, is highly desirable; a DACVP certification; DVM or VMD and a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience as a veterinary pathologist with direct supervisory experience in a nonclinical laboratory.


Associate Scientist I, Clinical Pathology Laboratory Animal Medicine - Drug Safety & Metabolism (DSM)
The qualified individual will possess the ability to provide routine clinical pathology animal sample analysis for nonclinical studies in a GLP compliant, AALAC registered facility; prepare and process samples for contract lab analysis; comply with document receipt, processing, storage, and transfer of specimens as specified in protocols, SOPs, and/or applicable regulations; facilitate study design and execution of study activities in order to meet client program milestones and timelines; work with technical staff, applying improvements needed to achieve industry best practices; insure activities in compliance with GLP regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as applicable; review, enter and verify data; maintain study records per regulations.

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.

Qualifications: ASCP certified Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.


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.


Pilot Plant Operators - Process Development and Manufacturing (PDM)
The ideal candidate will be involved in 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. 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.


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..


Director, Business Development - Agrochemical (AgChem)
The qualified individual will be responsible for promoting and selling Ricerca Biosciences Agrochemical Development 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 agrochemical/CRO sales experience required.


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.


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