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R&D Chemist II

Job Code: #565
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $60,000 - $63,000
Job Location: Oak Brook, IL
Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

Job Title:  R&D Chemist II

Pay:  $60,000 - $63,000

Job Summary: The R&D Chemist II is responsible for the support of new pharmaceutical products by conducting assigned activities in the R&D laboratory and pilot plant in the area of analytical services and formulation development.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Perform physical evaluations of stability samples, and archiving stability data.
  2. Perform instrumentation analysis as part of pharmaceutical development (e.g., HPLC, GC, FTIR, etc.).
  3. Conduct specific development laboratory and pilot plant tasks as part of formulation development (e.g., mixing, filling, lab batch for formula evaluation and stability testing).
  4. Provide detailed and accurate record-keeping of all experimental details and results.
  5. Provide general laboratory support (e.g., routine instrument cleaning/maintenance, solution preparation, chemical inventory, etc.)
  6. Ensure timely and accurate completion of technical tasks required for meeting internal and external project development and pilot manufacturing timelines.
  7. Develop and present R&D matters to section manager.
  8. Keep abreast of current trends, practices, developments and regulatory changes that could affect products, procedures or packaging.
  9. Ensure the maintenance and/or adherence to good laboratory practices and all safety regulations.
  10. Strengthen the R&D Department by contributing innovative ideas, expertise, knowledge, high professional standards, team spirit and pride in the company.
  11. Provide documentation on new product development projects (e.g., status reports, timelines, specifications, procedures, etc.).

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Perform and assumes other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.
  2. Support Quality System processes.

Education and Experience:

  1. B.S. in Chemistry or related discipline; or equivalent in training and experience.
  2. 2 - 3 years experience in a consumer pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry.
  3. Experience in lotions, ointments, creams, and balms is preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
  1. Considerable interpersonal skills are required to interact with internal and external customers.
  2. Must possess good analytical skills.
  3. A broad understanding of the physical and chemical properties of chemicals, OSHA regulations, CGMP, and GLP.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of standard principles and practices in an R&D environment (manufacturing operations preferred).
  5. Must be able to understand and interpret MSDS reports.
  6. A high degree of familiarity with and ability to use office machines.
  7. Willingness to accept other duties, as assigned.
  8. Must be discreet with confidential information of which he/she has access.
  9. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft programs including (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, but not limited to).
  10. Must possess the ability to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with internal and external customers, function as a team player, accept constructive criticism from management and comply with Company policies.