Joe was then hired by Arkema in the Additives group, where he optimized of organometallic synthetic processes for transfer to pilot plant, explored of applications development for tin catalysts in polyester resins, and optimized of processes for the synthesis of tin catalysts. From Arkema, Joe accepted a position as Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline, where he was responsible for the large-scale preparative synthesis of active pharmaceutical intermediates for internal medicinal chemistry customers. He then transitioned into a medicinal chemistry role at GlaxoSmithKline where he was responsible for the synthesis of pharmaceutical analogs for safety assessment studies.
Joe is an independent contractor for the American Chemical Society (ACS), where he serves as a Presenter for the ACS Career Pathways series of career programming for chemists at all levels. He is an ACS Career Consultant and has also served as a consultant to the ACS Council of Economic and Professional Affairs. Joe also served as Chair of the ACS Philadelphia Section's Career Services Committee, where he was responsible for establishing a program of networking events for Philadelphia-area ACS members, a series of biannual career workshops and a Career Club moderated by local ACS Career Consultants. He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors and is currently Immediate Past Chair of the ACS Philadelphia Section.