Director of Analytical Chemistry

Date Posted
December 16, 2022
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:

This role will be responsible for oversight of all Analytical Chemistry department at Adesis. The incumbent will be responsible for all analytical chemistry operations, including quality control, analytical method development and R&D support. Additionally, this role will streamline current laboratory operations while positioning the department to successfully match the growth of the overall business. This leader will facilitate the introduction of new technologies and capabilities to match the growing and diverse needs of our customers. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain standards for a clean and safe laboratory.
  • Participate in safety committee reviews and meetings
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external standards and certifications, including ISO-9001 and GXP, including OOS and others as required.
  • Participate in method transfer and other high level discussion with Adesis CDMO clients.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient operability of all instruments and adherence to calibration schedules.
  • Attract, develop, supervise, and mentor the analytical chemistry staff, ensuring alignment with Adesis’ mission, vision, and values
  • Ensure clarity in roles and responsibilities for analytical staff and ensure assignments meet required service levels.
  • Serve as Adesis liaison between the UDC and Adesis analytical teams
  • Support ongoing manufacturing of materials for the OLED and CDMO business units to ensure on time in full (OTIF) to our external customers.
  • Support other functional areas to advance development projects.
  • Oversee method development, validation and transfer as needed using various chromatographic methods (LC, Chiral LC, prep-LC, LC/MS, GC, GC/MS), potentiometric, spectrophotometric and thermal analytical techniques for raw materials, intermediates and final products.
  • Ensure all preventive maintenance and calibration activities are scheduled and current.
  • Provide technical assistance for maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of analytical instruments and software.
  • Consistently evaluate current analytical equipment and make recommendations for purchase of new equipment as warranted
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, with a strong preference for a Ph.D. with concentration in Analytical Chemistry
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in leading a high performing Analytical Chemistry departments.
  • Deep scientific knowledge in analytical chemistry techniques used in the life science, specialty chemical and electronics industries.
  • Extensive knowledge of GMP requirements for analytical method development and validation strongly preferred 

Core Competencies:

  • Delivers Results: Takes initiatives and delivers results; Challenges self and others to create value; Takes courageous decisions and balanced risks to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Insightful: Seeks deep understanding of stakeholders’/clients’ needs, motivations and behaviors, and translates them into insights to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Thinks Holistically: Understands the overarching impact of one’s own actions on other areas of the business; Looks for synergies inside and outside the organization to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Learns: Demonstrates curiosity and learns from the experience of success and failure; Proactively shares knowledge with others in order to affect continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates: Develops trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the corporate goals and accelerate the strategy; Encourages and leverages diversity to improve outcomes.
  • Champions Change: Seeks new opportunities to create value for our clients and Adesis; Supports the implementation and acceptance of change across the organization.
  • Leads Others: Inspires, motivates, influences and coaches others to create value for our clients and Adesis; Creates a culture of accountability that provides space for colleagues to contribute to their fullest potential.

Benefits Package:

  •  Our highly competitive employee package offers medical, dental and vision benefits, which include:
  • 401K Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Life, Disability and AD&D Insurance
  • A generous time-off policy that includes up to twelve weeks of maternity/parental leave

We want you to start with us and retire with us.