Southwest Research Institute
Bexar County, TX
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Who We Are:

Our experienced scientists and engineers assist in drug & biologic discovery, pharmaceutical development, & assessment of bioengineered materials and biomedical devices. Our services include computational drug design, synthesis, formulation, process, and analytical development, & project management.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Assist with bench and pilot-scale Pharmaceutical synthesis, formulation, and scale-up.
  • Assist with bioengineering process development and scale-up.
  • Assist with chemical and biological waste management, glassware cleaning, and workplace clean-up.
  • Assist with computational modeling projects.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Work in lab hands-on, under supervision, doing organic chemistry synthesis.
  • Work as part of a team for chemical process scale-up and production.
  • Work in lab hands-on, under supervision, doing bioreactor testing and production.
  • Clean laboratory spaces as needed. Clean laboratory glassware as needed.
  • Assist with the management of laboratory waste.


  • Must be pursuing a Bachelors degree with a 3.00 GPA in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and/or Computational Chemistry
  • 1 year of undergraduate experience with at least 2 semesters of chemistry and engineering classes
  • Computer programming is also beneficial
  • MS/Excel/Powerpoint to assist with scale-up design and calculations within spreadsheets
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be able to assist with pre job hazard analysis, reaction heat mitigation, energy and mass balances, and modeling
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering home page.

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.
For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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As required by Executive Order 14042, all SwRI employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for employment, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021, or before reporting to work with SwRI if after December 8, 2021. SwRI will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of SwRI a legally required exception from this requirement.

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