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Process Scientist I

Petersburg, Virginia
Job Type
27 Jul 2022

AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC), an SK pharmteco company, is a custom manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs, Drug Substances) and registered intermediates for customers in the pharmaceutical industry. Our integrated facilities located in California, Texas, and Virginia specialize in process development, scale-up, and cGMP compliant production from kilograms to multi-ton quantities.

We are currently seeking Process Scientists to join our team in Petersburg, VA (Richmond Metro)!

The Process Scientist is responsible for production support and process development of pharmaceutical ingredients:

  • Develops scalable manufacturing processes in a cGMP environment
  • Conducts experiments to optimize processes for commercial manufacture
  • Meets with groups internally and externally for project meetings and prepares data for presentations
  • Effectively participates in Process R&D team meetings
  • Works under the supervision of more senior scientists or scientific directors to advance the company pipeline
  • Thinks critically and creatively and is able to work independently and in interdisciplinary groups
  • Ability to resolve problems and has strong organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrates excellent writing and communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills


Education & Experience:

  • BS, MS, PhD degree with some industry experience.

Special Work Conditions: Workplace may include areas where a wide variety of chemical materials are used and stored. May involve potential exposure to variable noise levels. Must customarily have a high consciousness for personnel and equipment safety. May be required to utilize a variety of personal protective equipment. May need to work outside of normal office hours.

This position may be filled at a lower or higher position in accordance with the Research and Development Job Families.

AMPAC Fine Chemicals offers competitive salaries, benefits, 401k, and relocation.

AMPAC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics, both state and federal.


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  • Job Reference: 668994166-2
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Ampac Fine Chemicals
  • Location: Petersburg, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent