Current Opportunities

Senior Pharmaceutical Chemist

Position Description & Responsibilities

(1) Development of synthesis routes for APIs, impurities/degradation products, metabolites through collaboration with synthetic chemistry experts at contract development/manufacturing companies
(2) Coordinate manufacturing of API lots needed for clinical trial batches and stability studies
(3) Participate in team meetings and prepare project status updates
(4) Write/review developmental chemistry, process optimization and process scale-up reports
(5) Prepare drug substance synthesis related CMC sections of INDs/NDAs

Key areas of responsibility include:

(1) Selection of CMOs for drug substances
(2) Coordination of day-to-day synthesis related developmental chemistry activities at CDMOs
(3) Preparation of CMC regulatory documentation

Position Requirements

Successful candidates will have the following background/experience:

(1) MS or PhD degree in organic or medicinal chemistry
(2) R & D experience - 5 years for MS; 2 - 3 years for PhD
(3) Good communication skills

Vanda Pharmaceuticals offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and a 401(k) matching program. Vanda is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or any other protected status designated by law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with their Curriculum Vitae or Resume together with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of 3 references to:

Human Resources
Reference #: M7008
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300E
Washington, DC 20037

"Please note that the duties and responsibilities within this role may change over the course of employment, which will require flexibility."

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