Analytical Chemist

Date Posted
September 22, 2022
27 McCullough Drive New Castle, DE 19720
Job Category
Analytical Chemistry

About Adesis

Adesis Inc. – a subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), a global leader in organic light emitting diodes – is a premier contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) accelerating our clients’ success in the biotech, pharmaceutical and specialty chemistry industries through our innovative chemistry and solutions.

Adesis Inc. encompasses almost 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory and manufacturing space in two U.S. locations – New Castle and Wilmington, DE, centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic biotech/pharmaceutical hub.

Our business model provides clients with organic chemistry services in three areas: early-stage research, scale-up and development, and specialty manufacturing. We specialize in organic and organometallic synthesis, from milligrams to multi-kilogram quantities, and our exceptional technical team prides ourselves in our ability to solve challenging chemistry problems for our growing client base.

Adesis is an extraordinary company looking for extraordinary talent! Our mission is to accelerate our clients’ success through innovative chemistry and solutions, and we offer promising careers in an inclusive work environment aligned with our values of innovation, ownership and integrity.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a collaborative, talented, and experienced analytical chemist to join our analytical department at Adesis. The successful candidate will perform analysis to characterize pharmaceutical and OLED starting materials, intermediates, and final compounds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and analyze samples using HPLC, UPLC, Chiral LC, IC, GPC, prep-LC, LC/MS, GC, headspace GC and GC/MS techniques
  • Prepare and analyze samples using NMR
  • Prepare and analyze samples using spectroscopic, potentiometric, thermal, X-ray and laser diffraction techniques
  • Prepare solvent mixtures for LC
  • Perform instrument maintenance, repair and calibration activities as needed
  • Perform documentation of analytical work per company procedures
  • Process data and compile analytical data packages
  • Review analytical data packages, determine data matches proposed structure and report
  • results
  • Work closely with chemistry teams to develop innovative approaches to address specific challenges in sample analysis and structural elucidation
  • Author and review SOPs, test methods, protocols, and reports
  • Store and archive analytical data according to company procedures
  • Coordinate with other functional areas to advance projects in development
  • Strictly follow company policies, SOPs, and safety standards
  • Train new chemists on the use of analytical equipment
  • Help maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Evaluate and purchase new instruments
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • BS in Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related discipline
  • 2-5 years of industrial experience
  • Strong understanding of chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques
  • Strong experience in operating HPLC, UPLC, GC, FTIR, and KF instruments and data interpretation
  • Experience in sample preparation techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Strong understanding of instrument hardware and software, and experience in maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Experience in performing instrument calibrations
  • Strong understanding of good documentation practices and data integrity requirements
  • Experience in good laboratory practices
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and possess strong problem-solving ability
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with an ability to embrace change and multi-task to operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with and mentor peers as well as effectively interact with colleagues at all levels of the organization

Preferred Skills:

  • Pharmaceutical API QC experience
  • Instrument calibrations
  • LCMS, GCMS, Headspace GC (residual solvents), Chiral LC and GPC techniques
  • CAD, ELSD and RI detectors
  • NMR spectroscopy techniques
  • XRPD, DSC and TGA techniques
  • Wet chemistry and potentiometry techniques
  • cGMP environment
  • ELN and LIMS