Job description


Process Development Chemist (0703)

  • Title:
    Process Development Chemist
  • Group Company:
  • Location:
    Glen Rock, PA
Group Company:
  • Gelest Inc

Gelest Inc. is recognized world-wide as a leader and innovator in materials science and technology. Gelest manufactures and provides silane, silicone and metal-organic compounds serving advanced technology markets through a customer driven approach.

Gelest, Inc., headquartered in Morrisville, PA, USA, was founded in 1991 to serve the advanced technology applications markets and since inception, has continuously added experts in the fields of silanes, silicones, and metal-organics.

Joint developments between customers and staff have led to an increased product offering from several hundred materials to the current listing of several thousand materials.



Job Purpose

Bimax, recently joining the Gelest organization, is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty monomers
and polymers for use in the manufacture of contact lenses, intraocular lenses, personal care products,
coatings and adhesives, and other advanced technology applications is seeking an experienced Process
Development Chemist to be responsible for the development, scale‐up and support of chemical
processes to produce specialty monomers and polymers as part of their growing team.

Bimax offers excellent benefits including healthcare and 401K plan with a company match. We are an
equal opportunity employer and maintain a drug‐free workplace.

Principal Accountabilities

Develop scalable laboratory procedures to synthesize monomers, polymers and other specialty
chemicals in equipment up to 12 liters

Convert laboratory procedures into processes suitable for operation in pilot plant reactors up to
50 gallons and production equipment up to 2000 gallons

Manage developmental projects using a phase‐gate system

Author material specifications for raw materials and products, trial batch requests, and trial
batch reports

Coordinate with customers and Production, Analytical, and Shipping & Receiving departments to
facilitate trial batches

Supervise, troubleshoot and validate developmental chemical processes

Serve as a technical contact for customers and vendors

Participate in laboratory safety meetings

Knowledge / Skills / Experience

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, advanced degree preferred

Minimum five years of experience in a chemical production plant 

Expertise in chemical process development involving multi‐hundred gallon batch reactors

 Intermediate knowledge of classical organic chemistry and synthesis techniques

 Intermediate knowledge of chemical purification techniques, especially distillation, crystallization, extraction and chromatography

Working knowledge of GC, HPLC, and UV‐Vis Spectrophotometry

Ability to safely handle and dispose of toxic, flammable, lachrymatory and/or corrosive chemicals

Ability to analyze data using statistical and other methods

Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work activities

Ability to identify and creatively resolve problems in a timely manner

Ability to speak and write in a clear and informative manner

Ability to use soft skills to build relationships with internal and external customers                                                                                             

Familiarity with experimental design

Experience with continuous flow process technology

Familiarity with the ISO 9001 quality management system


EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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