Associate Scientist - Analytical

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemistry
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Posting date: 04 Mar 2019

ProClinical is advertising a brilliant opportunity for an Associate Scientist - Analytical vacancy to be based in New Jersey. This job will be with a renowned pharmaceutical industry that develops innovative products in the injectable and ophthalmic space.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing fit-for-purpose analytical methodologies across early through late stage product development.
  • Designing and executing appropriate pre-validation and/or validation studies required to support analytical methodologies.
  • Testing various samples in support of the formulation development.
  • Preparing reagents, standards, etc., needed for analysis.
  • Evaluating compendial and other published methods and supporting new method development activities.
  • Interpreting and tabulating results of analysis; recording the results in approved notebooks, reports, and logbooks.
  • Performing basic statistics to support analytical testing.
  • Helping receive and store receipts of solvents and analytical reagents.
  • Verifying co-worker calculations in notebooks/logbooks and verifying results in reports and/or appropriate systems to check for the accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Ordering supplies as needed.
  • Maintaining inventory of glassware, chemicals, and materials needed for chemical analysis.
  • Maintaining and cleaning laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Reading and executing departmental methods, protocols, and SOPs.
  • Assisting in writing, reviewing, or revising procedures.
  • Performing other laboratory related miscellaneous duties as required.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A BS or BS in a scientific field.
  • At least three years of experience in an analytical laboratory.
  • Familiarity with ICH Guidelines and world pharmacopeia (USP, EP) are preferred.
  • Significant chromatographic experience is required, with preference given to hands-on experience with Waters and Agilent HPLC/UHPLC/GC chromatographic systems and knowledge of the Empower software.
  • Primary experience in an R&D environment (as opposed to a CQ environment) is strongly preferred, including experience in method development for ANDA and/or 505b2 programs with an appreciation of fast-paced development workflows.
  • Experience in the validation of test methods both from a design and execution perspective.
  • Experienced in secondary analytical testing methodologies are appreciated, but not required (for example, dissolution, drug release, particle size, etc).
  • A thorough understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to analytical testing of pharmaceutical products is required, with preference for injectable and ophthalmic product experience.
  • Experience with electronic data systems (ELN, LIMS) preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of safety and hazardous waste requirements.
  • Desire to learn new techniques and methodologies with a goal to implement those in the lab.
  • Capable of working independently, analysing, working with attention to detail, process and prioritise sensitive complex information, and solve problems.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.