NATURE & SCOPE
The Associate Chemist will perform, under minimal supervision of the Laboratory Manager, enzyme activity assays and other advanced chemical analysis of samples submitted to the laboratory. The position will also perform routine testing, develop testing methods for samples, and perform calibration and maintenance procedures for analytical instrumentations. A successful candidate will be expected to perform functions in accordance with all applicable FDA, OSHA, EPA, and ISO standards and regulations.
The responsibilities of the Associate Chemist include; but are not limited to, the following:
• Perform and report the assigned testing of samples submitted to the laboratory.
• Perform advanced chemistry instrumentation operation, maintenance and calibrations programs including HPLC, GC, FTIR, ICP or other equipment as assigned.
• Plan, coordinate and conduct in vitro testing research as contracted by SORA customers. Prepare reports as required.
• Perform, develop, validate, and improve testing methodologies and assist in testing customer specific methods.
• Review and improve method modifications for improved peak separation.
• Perform testing in support of OOS investigations.
• Record and peer-review analytical and calibration work performed as required for GMP and laboratory accountability.
• Maintain the laboratory record-keeping systems necessary for regulatory and ISO compliance.
• Properly handle and dispose of all hazardous waste generated during routine functions.
• Cross-train staff on job functions to ensure continual lab operation and avoid delay of testing.
• Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and 3 years of laboratory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Previous laboratory experience
• Basic laboratory skills (e.g. pipetting, weighing, dilutions, etc.)
• Proficient mathematical skills
• Possess expertise and proficiency with advanced analytical techniques and state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation.Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills
• Be able to read, analyze, interpret, and author testing methods and standard operating procedures.
• Be capable of extensive problem solving and project design with original thought and moderate supervision.
• Be able to work independently, and to interact with scientific peers in an effective manner.
• Be willing to work extended hours, weekends and holidays when needed.
• The position requires extensive standing. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.