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:
- Perform physical evaluations of stability samples, and archiving stability data.
- Perform instrumentation analysis as part of pharmaceutical development (e.g., HPLC, GC, FTIR, etc.).
- 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).
- Provide detailed and accurate record-keeping of all experimental details and results.
- Provide general laboratory support (e.g., routine instrument cleaning/maintenance, solution preparation, chemical inventory, etc.)
- Ensure timely and accurate completion of technical tasks required for meeting internal and external project development and pilot manufacturing timelines.
- Develop and present R&D matters to section manager.
- Keep abreast of current trends, practices, developments and regulatory changes that could affect products, procedures or packaging.
- Ensure the maintenance and/or adherence to good laboratory practices and all safety regulations.
- Strengthen the R&D Department by contributing innovative ideas, expertise, knowledge, high professional standards, team spirit and pride in the company.
- Provide documentation on new product development projects (e.g., status reports, timelines, specifications, procedures, etc.).
- Perform and assumes other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.
- Support Quality System processes.
Education and Experience:
Skills and Abilities:
- B.S. in Chemistry or related discipline; or equivalent in training and experience.
- 2 - 3 years experience in a consumer pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry.
- Experience in lotions, ointments, creams, and balms is preferred.
- Considerable interpersonal skills are required to interact with internal and external customers.
- Must possess good analytical skills.
- A broad understanding of the physical and chemical properties of chemicals, OSHA regulations, CGMP, and GLP.
- Comprehensive knowledge of standard principles and practices in an R&D environment (manufacturing operations preferred).
- Must be able to understand and interpret MSDS reports.
- A high degree of familiarity with and ability to use office machines.
- Willingness to accept other duties, as assigned.
- Must be discreet with confidential information of which he/she has access.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft programs including (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, but not limited to).
- 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.