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Cambrex High Point Group Leader - New Product Development in Charles City, Iowa


At Cambrex, it’s our people that set us apart. We work locally and have an impact globally. We’re committed to attracting, nurturing and retaining a passionate and talented team of experts in our fast paced and growing company. You will be valued and recognized. We offer an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, generous vacation in your first year, sick time, and retirement savings!Cambrex is the small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. Known for our scientific and manufacturing excellence and customer focus, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal – to improve the quality of life for our customers’ patients across the world.


The Group Leader, New Product Development, will supervise day to day laboratory activities while providing leadership in developing synthetic pathways and manufacturing processes toward new high value-added pharmaceutical intermediates and bulk pharmaceutical drugs. This position will involve staff supervision, project management, customer interaction, project results reporting, team collaboration, pilot plant support work and bench to pilot plant process technology transferal.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development of synthetic pathways and manufacturing processes toward new high value-added pharmaceutical intermediates and bulk pharmaceutical drugs

  • Direct day to day activities of laboratory personnel, providing technical guidance and leadership as needed.

  • Provide guidance and/or project leadership for cross functional project teams

  • Lead process development and plant support as needed

  • Participate in evaluation of new business opportunities as needed

  • Provide guidance to laboratory personnel for safe laboratory practices

All employees are required to adhere to DEA, EPA, FDA and cGMP regulations as they relate to the operation of the Company; and to adhere to all company safety rules and procedures. All employees are expected to report to work regularly and promptly. Other duties relating to departmental mission, not specifically detailed in this section may be assigned.



  • PhD in Organic Chemistry with 7 or more years of industrial experience in multi-step organic synthesis and process implementation.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical development required

  • Operational knowledge of analytical instrumentation

  • Supervisory experience required

  • Familiarity with cGMP regulations

  • Strong command of chemical literature is required

  • Project management experience strongly preferred

  • Windows based computer knowledge

    Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. (

Job LocationUS-IA-Charles City