Manufacturing Senior Chemist

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

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:

Responsible for performing custom organic synthesis to make compounds, solve synthetic problems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Purify and isolate synthesized molecules under the direction of a Team Lead, or Program Manager up to 100 L scale
  • Design reaction scheme with supervisor to prepare assigned targets
  • Run reactions with little to no supervision, including the ability to propose alternate synthetic routes
  • Perform various purifications of target compounds
  • Characterize compounds with little to no supervision
  • Packages, weighs, samples, and labels finished and intermediate products following applicable procedures
  • Assemble and Clean reaction glassware as needed
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment, such as reactors and large rotary evaporators
  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory work area
  • Maintains a chemistry synthesis notebook(s), batch record(s), and/or raw material list(s)
  • Maintains current on all training curricula (Safety, Quality, Chemistry, and Administrative)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Management


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry or related field with 3-5 year’s experience 
  • Previous process manufacturing experience, especially in an ISO/GMP environment, preferred
  • Must be able to read and follow detailed instructions and procedures, and effectively communicate in both verbal and written formats to managers and co-workers
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Previous experience in process development or scale-up would be a plus