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Johnson Matthey Chemist in Devens, Massachusetts


LocationUS - Devens, MA


Requisition Number10190

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Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

Entry level position for process research and development. A process research and development chemist is responsible for enabling the manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) on larger scales in a safe and reliable manner through creating an understanding of how chemical processes work and how those chemical processes will translate from a laboratory to a manufacturing environment. The Chemist position requires the application of basic chemistry knowledge and standard laboratory techniques and procedures as well as an ability to make keen observations and learn how to solve more complex technical issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs scientific experiments aimed at optimizing and developing the necessary understanding of chemical processes to enable larger scale manufacturing of APIs.

  • Develops an understanding of laboratory and process safety equipment and techniques.

  • Applies basic chemistry knowledge to solve simple process development problems without instruction and receives guidance on new assignments or more complex problems from a senior team member or supervisor.

  • Becomes familiar with the variety of analytical techniques used to generate data that support the appropriate level of understanding of chemical processes such as NMR, HPLC, UV, GC, LC-MS, DSC, XRPD and KF.

  • Develops an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Documents experiments and results in laboratory notebooks or other designated forms.

  • Prepares summary reports on findings with guidance from a senior team member or supervisor.

  • Presents scientific results and observations to team leader and participates in client conferences and meetings.

  • Gains an understanding of project management activities including: purchasing of materials and meeting timelines, budgets, and project goals.

  • Learns and follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • To carry out any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • BS in Organic Chemistry or equivalent with 0-5 years related experience in industry

  • MS in Organic Chemistry or equivalent with 0-3 years related experience in industry.

  • Experience with common analytical techniques such as: HPLC, GC, NMR, UV, LC-MS.


Johnson Matthey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Johnson Matthey does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.