Quality Control Chemist

  • location: Hauppauge, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $21.50 - $22.50 per hour
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job description

Quality Control Chemist

job summary:
Testing pharmaceuticals, vitamins and herbal products using HPLC, ICP, FTIT, NIR, UV-VIS and wet chemistry per USP, AOAC, FCC, BP (British Pharmacopeia) and internal procedures. Properly disposes of waste chemicals based on OSHA requirements

 
location: Hauppauge, New York
job type: Contract
salary: $21.50 - 22.50 per hour
work hours: 8 to 4
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Works with lab instruments, e.g. HPLC, AA, PDA, RI detection methods, ICP and ICP-MS to perform analytical tests. Also works with chemicals and reagent solvents during the day.
  • Records the raw data and results from scientific test results.
  • Reports any lab instruments malfunction to Lab Manager.
  • Prepares and files all Quality Control documents, e.g. Certificate of Analysis (COA) Deviations, Out of Specification (OOS) reports.
  • Reviews testing and notebooks to prepare bulk product release.
  • Conducts daily calibration of balances and Ph meter. Calibrates an expiration date for all product labels based on shelf life expectancy.
  • Disposes of waste chemicals appropriately.
  • Checks raw materials and finished product potencies.
  • Proper disposal of expired raw materials, in-process and finished goods (final batches). Coordinates such activities with Safety Manager.
  • Prepares samples for shipment to outside testing laboratory.
  • Assists in the inventory of supplies and upkeep of laboratory and laboratory machinery.
  • Preparation of purchase orders, receipt of supplies, and interfacing with other departments to expedite these functions.
  • Qualification and maintenance of primary and secondary standards of raw material and finished products.
  • Maintains R&D raw material inventory, laboratory notebooks, equipment logs and maintenance schedules.
  • Prepares specification for raw materials and finished products. Conducts in process testing of manufactured samples.
  • Conducts minor repairs of lab instruments and other apparatus.
  • Supports the preparation, manufacture, evaluation and documentation of new or modified R&D in-process and finished products associated with formulations, e.g., tablets, capsules and powders.
  • Writes detailed scientific instructions and lab procedures.
 
qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in Chemistry required
  • 2 years of Pharmaceutical lab experience and good familiarity with HPLC, ICP and ICP-MS as well as good mechanical aptitude.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of PC software, MS Office, Word, Excel.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent Chemistry background as well as practical application of the technical knowledge.
  • Excellent understanding and attitude towards cGMP and GLP, which will increase with job level.
 
skills: Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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