Quality Control Chemist

Job Summary

As a Quality Control Chemist, you will participate in performing routine commercial release and stability testing of pharmaceutical products and related materials in accordance with site policies, departmental procedures, compendial methods, and cGMP regulations.


• Perform bench work such as FTIR, HPLC, GC, dissolution, and transdermal physical testing
• Demonstrate flexibility/agility and follow good laboratory technique meeting QbD standards and all regulatory requirements.
• Practice GMP documentation standards and peer review of colleague’s notebooks

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant science filed and 2-4 years’ experience in a QC or Analytical Laboratory.

Preferred Skills/Abilities

• Knowledge of analytical techniques including HPLC, GC, FTIR, and dissolution
• Highly motivated and self-driven with ability to work independently
• Ability to multi-task and adhere to aggressive timelines in support of department and company objectives
• 2 to 4 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing quality control laboratory environment, including FDA, cGMP, USP, and other regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical industry
• Experience with statistical data analysis and QbD principles
• Experience using chromatographic software (Empower 3 preferred)
• Ability to think critically and troubleshoot analytical lab instrumentation problems (ex. HPLC)
• High productivity with low error rate, showing good attention to detail
• Experience with analytical technical writing, communication and data management skills to present data to internal technical and project teams & potentially to clients.

Physical Requirements

• Ability to work in a analytical chemistry laboratory environment following all safety protocols
• Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for prolonged periods of time
• Ability to lift to 20 lbs.
• Ability to stand at a laboratory station using equipment and instrumentation for prolonged periods of time

Job Title: QC Chemist I
Department/Division: Quality Control Laboratory
Reports to: Sr. Manager Quality Control
Grade: 10