R&D Scientist

Date: May 10, 2024

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Band Grade: 4-15


Job Description

Grace South Haven is looking for a qualified and energetic chemist to join our R&D team.  The R&D Scientist will work to support current commercial products with a focus on continuous improvement initiatives and manufacturing trouble shooting. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a MS/BS in Chemistry with greater than 10 years of relevant work experience in API process development and production support. The successful candidate must be a highly productive, results-oriented individual capable of generating and implementing original ideas and solutions that contribute materially to the success or commercial products. Strong communication, organization, and planning skills; and a high level of technical expertise and creativity are required for success in this position.



  • Responsible for supporting  commercial API products and  processes with a focus on continuous improvement and regulatory support.  
  • Sound understanding of synthetic organic chemistry fundamentals, technical knowledge and experience in, process scale-up, troubleshooting and optimization
  • Familiarity with modern laboratory instrumentation (NMR, HPLC)
  • Understanding of cGMP concepts and application of Q7A principals towards the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to interact, lead, and collaborate within an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Experience with laboratory automation equipment – parallel reactor technology, and design of experiments (DoE) applications for process optimization.
  • Proven ability in problem solving and multi-tasking.
  • High Achiever / Self-starter / Strong Interpersonal Skills.
  • Ability to balance individual and team responsibilities.
  • Highly organized with excellent communication skills - verbal and written.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with 5 years of experience in API development/manufacturing OR MS/BS with 10 years experience in API development/manufacturing.


U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (grace.com)


US Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

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