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AnaSpec, EGT Group is a leading provider of integrated proteomics and genomics solutions™ for worldwide life science research. As a subsidiary of Eurogentec, AnaSpec offers expertise in peptides, fluorescent dyes, antibodies, assay kits, oligonucleotides, and qPCR kits. AnaSpec carries a broad product line of biochemicals and reagents for basic research, high-throughput screening and drug discovery. Our expertise in these complementary fields translates into both premium quality products and cutting-edge innovation.

Our employees perform ground-breaking, and rewarding work. In return, we offer a compensation package that includes:

• Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
• Company Paid life Insurance, Short-term and Long-Term Disability
• 401(k)
• Employee Assistance Program
• Bonuses
• Profit Sharing
• Service Awards
• Paid Time Off and Sick Days
• Paid Holidays

We proudly support our employees' contribution to life science research in its efforts to improve global health. If you’re interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume to jobs@anaspec.com

Business Development Manager
Position
The Business Development Manager will assist in strengthening AnaSpec’s proteomics presence in the Mid-Atlantic US territory by strategically executing our business plan to obtain new customers and increase revenue. This position will mainly be focused on B2B (Business-to-Business) customers. This position will report to the Director of Sales, Marketing, & Business Development and work closely with the Sales & Production team at our Fremont headquarters. This individual must reside in the Philadelphia and/or NJ territory and will work from their home office.
Responsibilities
• Identifies and helps to develop scientific strategic relationships with partners or potential customers.
• Assists in the development of a strong pipeline of new customers and projects in accounts through direct or indirect customer contact and prospecting.
• Works with marketing, sales, and production teams to implement business development initiatives.
• Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
• Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
• Excellent leadership and management skills. Must be able to attract considerable talent to the organization and achieve high levels of performance with limited resources. The ability to orchestrate effectively the efforts of cross-functional teams is mandatory.
• Responsible for the development of targeted business plans, execution of business development programs and the achievement of sales objectives.
• Build a learning organization where personal development, training and growth are fundamental parts of a successful team.
• Serve as a key member of the executive team that sets the company’s strategic direction.
• Spearhead business development initiatives that are consistent with the company’s overall strategy.
• Revenue generation through the development and management of strategic partnerships development and management
• Develop the ability to manage multiple programs and demonstrate people development through encouraging cross functional team competence transfers.
• Strategic thinking is considered a plus for this position along with strong problem solving skills with excellent communication skills.
• Manage the team's resources according to project priorities.
• Ensure implementation, compliance, and continuous improvement of QMS through SOP documentation.


Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with 3-5 years of experience working in technical sales, business development, lab work environment
• Experience with Peptides required.
• Experience with GMP preferred.
• Experience with commercial markets a plus.
• Experience providing technical presentations to customers and colleagues
• Knowledge and experience with genomics technologies
• Ability to travel 25%- 50% of the time PA, NJ, and other surrounding territories.
• Drive and determination of “can do” attitude.
• Experience using Salesforce and other basic computer skills
• Innovative, creative, and possesses forward looking vision
• Goal oriented, self-motivated and solutions driven
• Must have the ability to deal with complexity and exercise influence across the company.
• Comfortable working in a fast changing market segment.
• Ability to prioritize work and be expert in developing, presenting and achieving buy-in of new ideas and messages to partners, customers, and other organizations within AnaSpec/EGT.
• Familiarity with working with multi-national companies is a plus.
• An MBA is a plus


Senior GMP Peptide Chemist
MISSION

The Senior GMP Peptide Chemist will be responsible for GMP production for AnaSpec. This role is a hands-on laboratory position with potential in gaining supervisory and management experience. This position will report directly to the Director of Production.
Main Responsibilities

• Responsible for cGMP production activities in resin preparation, coupling, purification and lyophilzation
• Perform Calibration and Performance Qualifications on instruments
• Responsible for general upkeep of the lab and maintenance of laboratory equipment, also evaluates makes recommendations for needed equipment.
• Keeps complete, legible, real-time, and accurate records of all weights, measures, techniques, and procedures followed or performed in a notebook or batch record.
• Prepares, maintains, and executes GMP Batch Records.
• Reports status of work to supervisor regularly.
• Collaborate with fellow peptide chemists and scientists from other disciplines in a team environment that is focused on achieving success;
• Search relevant chemical and scientific literature with limited supervision;
• Accurately document experimental procedures and communicate results via verbal presentations and written reports.
• Observes safety, security, and regulatory procedures
• Work closely with Quality

Requirements:
• B.S. or higher degree in chemistry or science related discipline
• 3-5 years of GMP experience essential
• Previous experience with Peptide validation activities
• Experience in training others in a GMP environment
• Experience in creating cGMP batch records
• Knowledge of cGMP’s a must
• Must be able to lift 40 lbs (solvent waste)
• Ability to consistently work with stringent safety habits
• Experience in lyophilization techniques
• Must be driven and motivated to work in a group or work independently


Senior R&D Chemist
Mission

The mission of the Senior R&D Chemist is to support the research and development from concept through to release, ensure adequate prioritization and timely execution of the projects. The Senior R&D chemist will be responsible, in tandem with our Senior Manager for R&D, for identifying new products and/or new fields of interest and to ensure the transfer of new product and technology information and data to the Sales and Marketing, and work closely in cooperation with Production. Although this role is mainly focused on R&D activities, this person will also be involved in production and/or custom projects for R&D purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Search for and collect information about targets of new dyes, unnatural amino acids, and complex peptides and other related products. Exchange information and discuss with researchers at EGT and Kaneka about the targets of new products. Participate in establishing development plans.

• Establish detailed experimental plan, resources, timelines and milestones, associated costs. Document the plans and present them to obtain Go/no Go decision.

• Ensure adequate documentation of the daily activities in notebooks, duly recorded, signed and countersigned (necessary for patent support).

• Ensure to maintain confidentiality on the data produced.

• Participate to the definition of a development strategy for the team's main business area and contribute to the other team's area.

• Participate to the definition of the new product and technology profile together with Sales and Marketing and the Production teams. In particular, define the technical development feasibility of the project and what data needs to be produced to support Sales and Marketing. Check with the Production about the implementation of the new product and technology once it has been developed (feasibility, constraints, and investments).

• Stimulate and ensure adequate protection of the intellectual property developed within the team. Make an adequate analysis to avoid infringement of third party's IP.

• Exchange regularly with the New Product Development team at EGT and Kaneka. Participate actively in joined projects.

• Report about the development progress to the appropriate teams and the management.

• Make safe, efficient and conscious use of instruments, raw materials and other resources.

• Provide support to resolve customer complaints regarding products and technologies.

• Attend scientific conferences/congresses to obtain new ideas.


• Work closely with Quality Assurance/Quality Control and other departments to ensure that products meets and/or exceeds both ISO9001 and specific requirements from customers.

• Ensure implementation, compliance, and continuous improvement of QMS through SOP documentation.

• Other duties as assigned by Management.



REQUIREMENTS
• Ph.D. in organic chemistry or science related discipline
• Work experience biotech/life science industry environment preferred
• Experience providing technical presentations to customers and colleagues
• Travel up to 25%
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Must be organized and detail oriented.
• Experience working in a global atmosphere is a plus
• Proficient in computer skills (MS Office, data analysis, ChemDraw, others).

Senior Chemist Organic Chemistry
POSITION
The Senior Chemist will be responsible for handling all organic synthesis techniques and be accountable managing all phases of their assigned projects from concept through to release, ensure adequate prioritization and timely execution of the projects.. This position provides technical training experience to their team and others. This individual will work closely with Purification, QC, Sales & Business Development, and production.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Synthesize fluorescence dyes
• Synthesize dye conjugated amino acids
• Perform different peptide conjugation, including dye-labeled, FRET, and others
• Perform peptide or other molecule analysis using MALDI-MS, LC-MS, HPLC, TLC, -UV-Vis, and NMR
• Perform peptide purification using Prep-HPLC, recrystallization, and others
• Perform peptide production process development and improvement
• Perform methodology studies (R&D) on peptide synthesis and peptide purification
• Be able to work independently and as a team

REQUIREMENTS
• Ph.D. in organic chemistry or equivalent experience.
• Strong Organic background, perform multi-step synthesis.
• Writing technical SOPs and technical reports
• GMP experience a plus.
• Work experience biotech/life science industry environment preferred
• Experience in instrumentation (analytical and synthesis)
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Must be organized and detail oriented.
• Experience working in a global atmosphere is a plus
• Proficient in computer skills (MS Office, data analysis, ChemDraw, others).

Purification Chemist
Position
The Purification Chemist will be responsible for handling all peptide purification techniques and be accountable for managing all phases of their assigned projects from concept through to release, ensure adequate prioritization and timely execution of the projects. This position provides technical training experience to their team and others. This individual will work closely with Synthesis, QC, Sales & Business Development, and Production.

Responsibilities
• Performs sample prep, instrumental analyses and compound purification including through mass-directed HPLC;
• Analyzes and troubleshoots methods and data obtained from individual experiments;
• Recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy
• Maintains and troubleshoots instruments, equipment and general lab areas if needed;
• Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting and entering data via both electronic and paper files/notebooks;
• Manage resources according to project priorities.
• Mass-directed HPLC analysis and purification
• Method development
• Train and assist team members. Create an environment knowledge-sharing so everyone on the team learns and grows with the Company.
• Produce and maintain good written documentation of experiments;
• Follows protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments;
• Manipulates, interprets and/or presents results; prepares charts and graphs for presentations and publications as needed;
• Tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses; orders and maintains inventory of reagents, lab supplies and consumables and requests quotes for external vendors and verify accuracy of invoices.
• Participate actively in joined projects.
• Work closely with Quality Assurance/Quality Control and other departments to ensure that products meets and/or exceeds both ISO9001 and specific requirements from customers.
• Ensure implementation, compliance, and continuous improvement of QMS through SOP documentation.
• Other duties as assigned by Management.


Requirements
• Bachelors in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent experience.
• Strong peptide purification and analysis background
• GMP experience a plus
• Writing technical SOPs and technical reports
• Work experience biotech/life science industry environment preferred
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Must be organized and detail oriented.
• Experience working in a global atmosphere is a plus
• Proficient in computer skills (MS Office, data analysis, ChemDraw, others).


Territory Account Manager, Genomics (EGT NA)
MISSION
The Territory Account Manager will assist in strengthening Eurogentec North America’s genomics presence in the in their assigned territories by strategically executing our business plan to maintain existing business, obtain new customers and increase revenue. This position will mainly be focused on B2B (Business-to-Business) customers while maintaining B2C (Business-to-Consumer) customers. This position will report to the Director of Sales, Marketing, & Business Development and work closely with VP or EGT NA, Sales team in Fremont and also the Production team in Belgium.
Main Responsibilities
Develops and Maintains a thorough Understanding of Eurogentec North America Business (Oligonucleotides, qPCR kits, master mixes, enzymes, dispensing services and other genomics related products.), and designates themselves as competent point-person for this business among the Sales Team.
• Works jointly and aggressively with Sales, Business Development and Marketing Team to ‘Up-Sell’ incoming orders and constantly promoting current Eurogentec Quarterly Promotions.
• Is instrumental in initiating and generating quotes.
• Evaluates competitors by analyzing and summarizing competitor information and trends; identifying sales opportunities.
• Closes new accounts by answering telephone, fax, and e-mail inquiries; verifying and entering information.
• Nurtures accounts by checking customer's buying history; suggesting related and new items; explaining technical features Enter new leads and/or share new leads with Business Development Managers.
• Updates job knowledge by studying new product descriptions; participating in educational opportunities.
• Ensuring implementation, compliance, and continuous improvement of QMS through SOP documentation.
• Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
Requirements
Bachelor's degree in science related field with minimum 2 years of experience working in technical sales, business development, and/or lab work environment
• Experience with oligo and qPCR preferred.
• Experience with commercial markets a plus.
• Experience providing technical presentations to customers and colleagues
• Comfortable giving presentations in front of scientists
• Knowledge and experience with genomic technologies
• Ability to travel 15% of the time within US/Canada based on assigned territories
• Drive and determination of “can do” attitude.
• Experience using Salesforce and other basic computer skills
• Innovative, creative, and possesses forward looking vision
• Customer focused
• Goal oriented, self-motivated and solutions driven
• Must have the ability to deal with complexity and exercise influence across the company.
• Comfortable working in a fast changing market segment.
• Familiarity with working with multi-national companies is a plus.

Eurogentec North America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability, 401(k), paid holidays, sick and vacation pay and other benefits!

About the Company:

Eurogentec S.A., part of Kaneka Corporation, is a leading global supplier of innovative reagents, kits, specialty products and custom services. Through its three inter-related business units (BU), the company provides high quality products to scientists involved in the life science, biotechnology, diagnostic and pharmaceutical markets. Eurogentec is fully ISO 9001, ISO 13485 certified, cGMP accredited by the Belgian Ministry of Health and approved by the US FDA for the commercial manufacturing of a biologic for the US market.
Eurogentec was founded in 1985 as a spin-off from the University of Liθge (Belgium) and its headquarters are located in the LIEGE Science Park. The company has subsidiaries in France, Germany, UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland and production facilities in Liθge (BE).
In 2009, Eurogentec acquired AnaSpec, a privately held proteomics company based in Fremont, California. Founded in 1993, AnaSpec is a leading provider of integrated proteomics solutions for life science research and diagnostics with expertise in peptides synthesis, labeled peptides and antibodies, fluorescent dyes and enzyme activity assays.

The EGT Group currently employs around 300 people, including more than 40 PhDs.

In 2010, Eurogentec became part of Kaneka Corporation, Osaka, Japan.

Kaneka is an innovation-oriented chemical company. Traditionally the company has been active in polymers, fermentation, biotechnology and electronics, as well as other fields. Business activities now span a broad spectrum of markets ranging from plastics, EPS resins, chemicals and foodstuffs to pharmaceutical intermediates, medical devices, electrical and electronic materials and synthetic fibers. The life science related activities are currently one of the strategically important domains for Kaneka. The company has been a pioneer among Japanese chemical companies in establishing overseas operations, beginning in 1970 with a subsidiary in Belgium.

Kaneka Corporation is a company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, with subsidiaries in Belgium, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia, Vietnam, India, South Korea and Taiwan. Net sales in the last financial year were 454 billion Yen, corresponding to about 4.4 billion Euro. Kaneka employs more than 8400 people worldwide.


Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Human Resources Dept.
AnaSpec Inc.
34801 Campus Drive
Fremont, CA 94555
Email: jobs@anaspec.com
Fax: 510-793-2138