Research Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemistry
  3. United States
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Posting date: 14 Mar 2019

ProClinical is advertising a vacancy for a Research Scientist position with a leading pharmaceutical company that develops innovative products that address unmet clinical and commercial needs of currently approved molecules through intensive R&D and clinical efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for the Research Scientist to bolster their pharmaceutical career by joining with the company's office in New Jersey.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing and optimizing fit-for-purpose analytical methodologies across early through late-stage product development for injectable and ophthalmic drug products.
  • Designing and executing appropriate pre-validation and/or validation studies required to support analytical methodologies.
  • Testing various samples in support of formulation development, subsequently followed by interpretation of results to provide meaningful guidance to the team.
  • Verifying co-workers' calculations in notebooks/logbooks and verifying results in reports and/or appropriate systems to check for accuracy and integrity of data.
  • 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.
  • Maintaining inventory of glassware, chemicals, and materials needed for chemical analysis.
  • Maintaining and cleaning laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Designing and/or 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 Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field with a focus on mass spectrometry, with 3+ years of experience, or an M.S. with 7+ years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • At least 2 years of experience supporting Analytical R&D in regulated industry, familiarity with ICH Guidelines, and world pharmacopeia (USP, EP) are preferred.
  • A proven track record of optimising and developing chromatographic methods by using experimental approaches and/or software-based tools is required.
  • Hands-on experience with Waters or Agilent HPLC/UHPLC/GC chromatographic systems and knowledge of Empower software is strongly preferred.
  • Primary experience in an R&D environment (as opposed to a QC environment) is strongly preferred, including experience in method development for ANDA and/or 505b2 programs, with an appreciation of fast-paced development workflows.
  • Significant experience in the validation of test methods from both a design and execution perspective is required, including having a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements.
  • Experience in collaborating with and or leading activities with 3rd party laboratories is preferred.
  • Experience with one or more of the following method development software tools:
    • ChromSword
    • ACD LC Simulator
    • DryLab
    • Fusion LC.
  • An understanding of Analytical QbD principles and experience in implementing those is a plus.
  • Experience with electronic data systems (ELN, LIMS) preferred but not required.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to analytical testing of pharmaceutical products is required, injectable and ophthalmic product experience is preferred.
  • Proven record of experience working closely with IT technical team.
  • 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 with computer skills, such as MS Office.
  • Mid-Senior Level.

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.