• location: Mcpherson, KS
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $22.75 - $26.77 per hour


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Job Title: Analytical Chemist I

Job Summary

  • The R&D Pharm Sci. team member will be involved in multiple, on-going projects.
  • Activities include performing analysis in a GXP environment and may include material qualification (excipients or active pharmaceutical ingredients), release testing, and analysis required to support manufacturing functions (engineering, exhibit batches, etc), as well as on-going stability studies.
  • The individual should have good communication and organizational skills and be able to coordinate work with cross-functional team members, peers, and external CROs (Contract Research Organization).

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform testing using analytical equipment (i.e. UPLC, HPLC, GC, Karl Fischer, pH, UV-Vis, IR, microscopy, optical rotation) as well as using traditional wet chemistry methods (i.e. titration, TLC, sulfated ash, etc.)
  • Enter experimental information into hard-bound and electronic lab notebooks (i.e. Biovia eLN) and process analytical data accordingly (i.e. Empower 3, Excel, etc).
  • Perform additional data entry, processing, and review within LIMS system (i.e. Thermo LIMS).
  • Coordinate with team members to ensure seamless analytical coverage during manufacturing campaigns and on-going stability studies. Also support new project activities, as needed.
  • Perform analytical method feasibility, development and validation, as necessary.
  • Coordinate with team members to verify each other's data by reviewing eLN and LIMS entries in a timely manner.
  • Take personal responsibility to meet analytical testing and data verification deadlines, as well as safety and training requirements.
  • Author protocols, reports, or other technical documents, and presents project data to group, as needed.

Education & Qualifications

  • BS and 3-7 years experience in a regulated industry (i.e. food, pharmaceutical, biotech, petroleum, etc). OR

    • MS and 2-5 years experience in regulated industry
    • OR PhD and 1-5 experience in regulated industry
  • Hands-on experience with complex analytical equipment including IR, UV-Vis, imaging systems, chromatography systems (UPLC, HPLC, GC) and chromatography methods (RP, IC, SEC, etc).
  • Experience using simple analytical tools including KF titration, microscope, polarimeter, pH, analytical balances, density meter, osmometer, and etc. is required.
  • Experience with simple and/or complex analytical method verification, development, transfer, or validation strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a regulated (i.e. FDA, TTB, etc) or GMP environment is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of various scientific software or software used in pharmaceutical or production environment (i.e. eLN, LIMS, Empower 3, Trackwise, MiniTab, Fusion, etc) would be preferred.
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • May work with hazardous chemicals including acids, bases, oxidizing agents, carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens, etc.
  • Additional medical testing will be required.
  • PPE training, solvent respirator and powder respirator training and fitting will be required.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work is required.
  • May sit or stand at bench for extended periods.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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