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Belcan Associate Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Associate Engineer

Job Number: 318381

Category: General Engineer

Description: An Associate Engineer job in Cambridge, MA is available through Belcan. In this role you will be responsible for supporting process development and technology transfer of drug substance synthetics processes across all phases of development and commercialization. Chemical engineering fundamentals will be applied to generate experiments, data, models and understanding for organic chemistry unit operations in the development of processes that deliver meaningful therapeutics.


  • Scale up/down of synthetic active pharmaceutical ingredients in state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Create models of multiple unit operations including reaction kinetics, distillation, extraction, crystallization, filtration and drying.

  • Provide technical expertise and oversight of lab equipment and systems.

  • Active involvement in production and development meetings to identify solutions to meet program timelines and resolve complex problems.

  • Apply engineering principles and statistical analysis, including design of experiments, in-order to solve process issues and evaluate opportunities for process improvements.

  • Communicate and collaborate with Process Chemistry, Analytical Sciences, and EH&S.

  • Contribute to documents for process understanding, transfer, risk assessment, facility fit, and development/characterization


  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

  • Academic background in Chemical Engineering with strong knowledge or organic chemistry

  • Lab experience with synthetic processes

  • Basic understanding of cGMP/GLP requirements

  • Experience building and utilizing first principle models (reaction kinetics, mass transfer, separations, distillations, isolations, drying, and hydrodynamics)

  • Knowledge of analytical techniques and solid-state characterization

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis/DoE

  • Working knowledge of standard plant operations and safety practices

  • Excellent project management skills

If you are interested in the Associate Engineer job in Cambridge, MA please apply via the "apply now" link provided.

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services-from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity. Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Our unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years. We are a team-driven Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.

Location: Cambridge , MA

Minimum Experience (yrs):

Required Education: Not Specified


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