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Senior Research Scientist, SSRD – Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc.

Eurofins ELS

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted December 5, 2022.

Senior Research Scientist, SSRD
– Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc.

Full-time Company Description Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable.

From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services.

It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories.

Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

_______________________________________________________________________ Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc.

provides a fully integrated suite of services to support drug substance and drug product development from the IND enabling development stage, through to phase II & III supply, and commercial validation and manufacturing for niche APIs.

In addition to a continuing flow of interesting and challenging projects for global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc.

is committed to growing its state-of-the-art organization, with continued investments in its people, modern facilities, equipment, and instrumentation.

Job Description POSITION SUMMARY: The Sr.

Research Scientist Level I is accountable to the Senior Group Leader
– SSRD & Process Analytical, for all activities relating research and development.

The Sr.

Research Scientist I, SSRD is a key contributor to the ongoing research within the SSRD group.

The majority of the work performed is considered to be non-GMP.

This position requires University Degree in Chemistry (either PhD or MSc as a minimum).

· Follow Environmental, Health and Safety rules/regulations and report any workplace incidents, injuries or accidents immediately
· Adhere to the policies and guidelines set out in the Eurofins Alphora Employee Handbook
· Work harmoniously with all fellow employees
· Design and perform crystallization process development experimentations to achieve desired polymorph and optimized crystallization process.

· Design and execute high throughput experiments to explore synthetic organic reactions as well as polymorphs, salts and co-crystal formations
· Perform experiments to monitor physicochemical stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients under accelerated conditions
· Conduct fundamental physicochemical characterization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) using X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD), dynamic vapor sorption (DVS), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Liquid Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Particle Size Analyzer, Optical Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
· Support project management by generating plans and timelines, preparing regular project updates, participating in the meetings, communicating to the clients and other departments on project-related issues, generating interim and final reports.

· Author project updates and process development reports.

· Work neatly to maintain the laboratory in an organized state.

· May be required to assist technology transfer activities in manufacturing facilities.

· Adhere to relevant SOPs and other regulation while attending and performing operations in cGMP areas.

· Instrument maintenance under supervision of SSRD Group Leader
· SSRD lab maintenance in collaboration with other SSRD team members.

· Interacts with Analytical Services and Research and Development departments.

· Quality Assurance for preparation of regulatory documents (e.g.

specifications, IPC, CMC section for submission etc.) Outside of the Company
· Interacts with various contractors and suppliers of services and equipment
· Supports communication with clients.

· MSc or PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences
· Relevant experience: 1 to 5 years for PhD or 5-10 years for MSc
· Strong experience in the use of FBRM and/or HTS equipment
· Demonstrated strong organizational skills
· Experience in crystallization scale-ups
· Excellent teamwork abilities.

Additional Information Accommodation: Eurofins welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request via the website at

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received international recognition as a great place to work.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website at We thank all applicants within commuting distance of Oakville, Ontario for showing an interest in this position.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Research Scientist, SSRD
– Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc.