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Sr Chemist / Chemist III

New Brunswick, NJ · Biotech/Pharmaceutical

ProStaff Solutions is looking for Sr Chemist & Chemist III to work with a pharmaceutical company in New Brunswick, NJ.

Hours: 8:30am-5pm
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Chemist III - $33-45/hr (depend on experience)

Sr Chemist - pay rate will depend on experience

Job Summary:
Perform analytical testing for raw materials and various drug products in different dosage forms such as tablets, capsules, transdermal patch etc. Operate instruments such as HPLC, GC, Dissolution, UV-Vis, FTIR, Particle Size Analyzer, KF Titrator, Oven etc.

Area of Responsibility
  • Performs tests and analysis of raw materials, bulk and finished products, scale-up samples, process validation samples, cleaning validation samples, and stability samples using instrumentation such as HPLC, UPLC, GC, UV-Vis, FTIR, dissolution apparatus, particle size analyzer etc.
  • Responsible for the timely execution of lab analysis as directed.
  • Assists in conducting analytical method validation and method transfer activities, as directed.
  • Concurrent documentation of all the raw data, observations in the notebooks or equivalent electronic system as per Good Documentation Practices.
  • Provides training and mentoring to less experienced chemists, as needed.
  • Be vigilant to any difficulties, undesirable/unacceptable problems in analytical method execution, chromatography, and data integration and keep the supervisor/manager informed of such issues. Help lower level chemist to resolve technical issues.
  • Compile the analytical data and notify the results to supervisor/manager.
  • Adhere to safety, DEA procedures and department SOPs.
  • Keep the working place clean and tidy.
  • Supports systems to ensure the successful completion of Departmental goals and objectives.
  • Assists Metrologists in laboratory equipment qualifications, calibrations and preventative maintenance programs, as needed.
  • Assists in preparing technical documentation including test reports, analytical test procedures, and change controls, investigations and CAPAs as needed.
  • Manages USP reference standards and the qualification of secondary standards, as needed.
  • Works to ensure compliance with cGMP's and the site operating procedures under the direction of senior staff or laboratory management.
  • Works independently and the primary job functions require independent judgment.
  • Participates in a leadership capacity, in one or more of several laboratory committees, (e.g. Safety, Instrumentation, GMP, SOP etc.)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
Minimum BS or equivalent degree in Chemistry or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical analytical laboratory
  • People based qualities: Respect to others, positive attitude, team work, quick learner.
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • In depth knowledge of analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, FTIR, UV and practice.
  • Practical problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with wet chemistry techniques.
  • Knowledge of ICH and FDA regulatory guidance.
  • Must be familiar with cGMP/GLP practices for analytical laboratories and EHS/OSHA safety regulations.
  • Familiar with of USP dissolution apparatus 1 and 2, and other dissolution apparatus as required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications.

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