Research Associate

  • location: Round Lake, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $20 - $26.49 per hour


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Job Title: Research Associate Scientific II

Position Description

  • Perform laboratory testing that will support R&D studies to develop new stable injectable dosage forms
  • Maintain laboratory notebook and conduct lab activities following appropriate good documentation and laboratory procedures; process and tabulate data from experiments.
  • Utilize analytical tools such as HPLC and pH to test formulations. Familiarity with analytical instruments for routine pharmaceutical testing is required. Experience with Empower/Millennium is strongly preferred.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine lab testing for new injectable, pharmaceutical products (testing may include: Volumetric pipetting, pH, osmolality, color, UV/Vis, HPLC/UHPLC, GC).
  • Analyze data and trends, alert study director of any unusual results immediately. Organize data and prepare documentation with minimal guidance.
  • Follow applicable corporate and divisional SOPs. Maintain knowledge of relevant quality and safety requirements.
  • Successfully conduct specific assignments within negotiated deadlines after receiving general instruction.
  • Have working knowledge of basic scientific/technical theories and principles within area of expertise for routine tasks.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of GxP and related regulations and guidance.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field with 2-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical testing.
  • Recent experience in HPLC used in pharmaceutical analysis (Empower/Millennium experience a plus)
  • Basic functional knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Training will involve reading and understanding SOPs and lab training
  • Possess relevant laboratory/technical, writing, and computer skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment appropriately supporting and communicating with others.
  • Self-motivated and takes personal responsibility for getting the job done.
  • Ability to organize and clearly communicate information in a timely fashion.
  • Understand importance of project schedules and impact of not achieving milestones. Able to adapt to shifting priorities.


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

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