Production Chemist

Production Chemist

Job Overview:  

The Production Chemist is responsible for completing tasks and assignments in accordance with established processes and methodologies, synthesize peptides, intermediates and perform processing from initial stage through purification and lyophilization to obtain the final product.  This position will be based in Torrance, California

 Essential Functions:

  • Checks reactor system for proper operation in accordance with SOP and/or operation manual
  • Under general supervision and direction, measures and mixes ingredients according to the BPR (Batch Production Record).
  • During processing, monitors chemical reactions (color and completeness of chemical reactions) and under general direction of supervision and/or senior Production Chemist personnel responds with appropriate actions to ensure proper processing.
  • Using established procedures (safety and process) and under general supervision, performs intermediate chemical processing steps.
  • Prepares sample solutions and buffers for purification.
  • Under general supervision, purifies peptides by using preparative HPLC’s.
  • Conducts lyophilization process according to established guidelines.
  • Performs drying processes in accordance with established processes and procedures.
  • Reports any problems or issues regarding equipment used in processing to supervision and/or senior Production Chemist personnel.
  • Performs in-process checking of the fractions by using analytical HPLC and reports results to supervision and/or Sr. Production Chemist personnel.
  • Is responsible for maintaining high safety, housekeeping and cleanliness standards.
  • Performs any and all additional duties as required for this position. 

Knowledge of:

  • Chemistry and chemical reactions.
  • Safe handling of caustic and/or toxic chemicals.
  • The proper operation of applicable machinery and equipment (troubleshooting referred to senior PC or supervisory personnel).
  • Working knowledge and understanding of basic math.
  • The proper use of personnel protective equipment (PPE). 


This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor-level degree preferably Chemistry or other Chemistry-related disciplines. 

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San Diego

9395 Cabot Drive
92126 San Diego Directions (858) 408-0808 View page

Perks & Benefits

PolyPeptide presently offers regular full time employees (unless otherwise stated) who have completed the applicable waiting periods the opportunity to participate in employee benefits plans, such as:

  • Group Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays (12 Holidays)- 2018

  • Paid Vacation Leave

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Birthday Off

Our Values


- We are curious and explore new ways.
- We are ambitious and find solutions.

- We have a strong technical knowledge and we deliver results.
- We deliver quality in everything we do.

- We believe in teamwork and collaboration.
- We lead by example and accept responsibility.

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