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Associate Analytical Scientist

Chicago, IL

Posted: 09/24/2020 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Scientific Job Number: 2631

Job Description


This position is responsible for supporting the development of analytical tests and characterization methods for pharmaceutical formulation, process, and specification development.  The Associate Scientist will work with product development team members in support of method development, method transfer, method validation, stability data generation and data summary.  This role will also be responsible for drafting test methods, product development SOPs, and general laboratory maintenance and operation.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Assist in the development of specific and selective chromatographic methods (HPLC, UPLC and other methods for biologics) for use in characterizing prototype pharmaceutical formulations. 
  • Collaborate with Pharmaceutical Development Scientists to design adequate stability/ characterization protocols for new products for toxicology, bioavailability, and early stage clinical support.
  • Support and oversee Research Associate(s) in the implementation of compendial monographs and procedures (USP, EP, etc.).
  • Perform duties, as required, for Reference Standard programs, instrument maintenance/ calibration and Stability Programs (internal and external).
  • Configure and operate laboratory instruments, including HPLC, Karl Fischer Titrator, etc.
  • Read and record instrument data, tabulate data, and keep detailed laboratory records.
  • Draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for laboratory equipment operation and maintenance.

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in a Scientific field with 6-8 years, MS degree with 2-4 years or PhD degree with 0-2 years of industry experiences.
  • Demonstrated understanding of modern chromatographic methods and theory, especially the chromatographic methods and theory for proteins and Biologics.
  • Hands on experience and expertise with Mass Spectroscopic instrumentation preferred
  • Ability to work independently as well as part in a team
  • Ability to draft routine reports and maintain accurate and detailed records of work performed
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Productivity software (Excel, Word, etc.), Agilent ChemStation and common statistical software
  • Technical/regulatory writing experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. or more.
  • Adequate vision (corrected or uncorrected) to read fine instruments such as calipers, instrument displays, etc. and perform visual inspection for defects.
  • Position works with potentially hazardous chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients.  May require periodic evening and weekend work, as necessary, to meet company deadlines.
  • Position may include periodic travel (domestic and international).

Meet Your Recruiter

Kelley Cole
Clinical Recruiter

Kelley brings 5 years of experience in full life-cycle recruitment and talent acquisition management, along with a strong client services background, to her role as Clinical Recruiter for The Steely Group. A desire to make a difference and add positivity to this world are two factors that influenced Kelley’s decision to become a recruiter. “Connecting a candidate with a better opportunity that could have a huge impact on them and their family is very fulfilling,” she says.

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