Scientist - AR&D
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- Title: Scientist - AR&D
- Location: Somerset, NJ
- Industry: Pharmaceutical
- Hours: Mon - Fri - 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Salary: $33hr (Paid Weekly - Benefits Available)
- Employment Type: 6 Month Contract
This position contributes significantly to the successful timely development of new pharmaceutical products utilizing drug delivery systems and technologies by carrying out required analytical support activities.
Strong background in pharmaceutical separation science (LC, GC, CE)
Analysis of finished products, in-process materials, fill moisture, raw materials, and cleaning verification and validation samples according to the assigned specifications, methods and protocols.
Preparation of reagents/standards/medias needed for analysis according to established methods.
Safe handling of potent and teratogenic compounds.
Disposal of hazardous waste according to environmental regulations and company/departmental procedures.
Tabulation and interpretation of results of analysis as recorded in notebooks, reports and logbooks.
Capable of self-scheduling of work assignments
Assures right-first-time execution of departmental methods and SOPs.
Facilitates and supports activities and services necessary to the routine operations of the department, as assigned.
Audits and verifies results, including but not limited to, calculations in notebooks/logbooks and results in reports to check for accuracy and integrity of data.
Writes and reviews analytical methods, deviations, protocols, SOPs and any other technical documents as required.
Supports Material Evaluation Process for new materials if required.
Provides project support for new product development which requires a close working relationship directly with Customers as well as suppliers.
Participates in inter-departmental task teams.
Interfaces with peers in other departments, senior management, customers and regulatory agencies.
Provides support for ordering and maintaining inventory of laboratory materials and equipment.
Provides training for new or existing personnel.
Identifies and implements process improvements that will reduce cycle time to test and release products.
Performs other miscellaneous duties as required.
Works flexible hours including weekends and evenings to accommodate the production / validation schedule.
Minimum BS in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or related sciences
5 years relevant pharmaceutical laboratory/analytical experience.
Experience with common pharmaceutical laboratory equipment including, but not limited to,
IR and AA instrumentation
H.P.L.C. and G.C. instrumentation
Expertise in wet chemistry techniques such as titrations, extractions, digestions and preparations of test solutions.
Knowledge of the following:
Safety and hazardous waste requirements
Data acquisition applications and databases, Empower software
Demonstrated history of method development and/or validation.
Demonstrated critical thinking ability with experience in conducting and writing laboratory investigations.
Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift 0-15 pounds.