R&D Leader

  • ID: 524612
  • Posted: 3/16/2023
  • Location: Grand Island, NY
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


The R&D Leader position is a supervisory position in a business-based R&D and manufacturing environment. The department's primary focus is the development of synthetic and analytical platforms for the manufacture of specialty chemicals and pharma chemicals including key starting materials (KSM), regulatory starting materials (RSM) and pharmaceutical intermediates. The Leader is expected to support the innovative development and execution of technical projects within the department via supervision of direct reports and technical oversight of projects. In addition, the Leader is expected to perform a variety of administrative tasks and to advance strategic business objectives.

Regulatory Requirements:
  • Never compromise safety of any team members, customers, suppliers, or the environment.
  • Follow company's Quality, Health, Environmental & Safety (QHE&S), ISO 9001 standards or any other standard that may become relevant or applicable to new or continuing business 
  • Follow all process SOPs to ensure quality product and data is produced.
  • Plan and implement innovative chemical and analytical solutions appropriate for the commercial manufacture of specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical materials.
  • Coordinate closely with commercial team with respect to acquisition of new projects and new clients.
  • Perform literature searches and provide technical guidance in the design and evaluation of synthetic processes.
  • Prepare quotations in response to internal and/or external requests.
  • Represent R&D and the organization in client-facing visits and coordinate directly with clients' representatives on all technical details of project execution.
  • Serve as site technical expert with respect to all R&D activities.
  • Manage the training and professional developmental of direct reports.
  • Manage the technical execution of projects by subordinates.
  • Ensure that projects assigned to self and to direct reports are conducted in accordance with expected timelines and budgets.
  • Provide input to Senior Management regarding the development and implementation of newly innovative technologies.
  • Manage group expenditure such that laboratory activities are being conducted within agreed upon budgets.
  • Author and train employees on the use of written procedures including training documents and operating procedures.
  • Work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Adhere to ethical and behavioral standards as outlined in the employee handbook.
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry
- 5 years of leadership experience in chemical manufacturing environment 

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
- ISO 9001 preferred
- High level of creativity and innovation, drive to succeed, excellent motivator of people.
- Proven leadership and team-building skills.
- Demonstrated business acumen and strategic thinking in accordance with corporate philosophy.
- Interpersonal skills to handle a wide range of circumstances when managing the performance of subordinates.
- Superior organizational skills and the ability to multi-task proficiently.
- Demonstrated expertise through publication and project execution in synthetic organic chemistry and associated analytical techniques.
- Knowledge of experimental design techniques and thermal hazards evaluation techniques.
- Scientific problem solving skills, i.e. ability to identify crucial issues in experimental work and suggest possible solutions.
- Ability to read and understand patents, interact with designated legal counsel and provide technical support on the impact of area of science of interest.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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