Senior/ Principal Chemist

Company: Eurofins ( Learn More )

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Job Description
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is searching for a Senior/Principal Chemist to support our Analytical Development group in Lancaster, PA.

Senior/Principal Chemist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing a large variety of analytical tasks for the development and validation of analytical methods used in the testing of drug products and raw materials by means of various procedures including HPLC, GC, UV/Vis, and dissolution; reading, understanding, and interpreting diverse analytical procedures presented in a variety of written styles

  • Utilizes technical knowledge in the development of unique analytical methods (including researching projects via literature and internet)

  • Applies GMP/GLP in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision

  • Regular attendance and punctuality

  • Read, understand, and follow the direction of analytical procedures (client and compendial) and internal SOPs

  • Utilize appropriate resources for information when developing analytical methods

  • Manage projects and discuss projects with clients when necessary

  • Perform laboratory operations with good dexterity, good laboratory techniques, and high degree of accuracy and precision

  • Document testing, observations, deviations, and results clearly and completely

  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment, understand principles (theory) of laboratory instrumentation

  • Understand and perform calculations as required by test methods (some derivation of equations may be required)

  • Understand and utilize computers for information access, calculations, processing data, and report preparation

  • Lead projects and perform method development and validation utilizing a variety of analytical techniques, act as technical lead in conference calls with clients

  • Train others in laboratory procedures

  • Perform laboratory maintenance, communicate with vendors and repair personnel.

  • Write investigations

  • Overcheck developmental and investigational work performed by other analysts

  • Self-teach new analytical procedures and computer programs

  • Write new SOPs and update existing SOPs

  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner

  • Performs other duties as assigned

    The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Experience with MS instrumentation, such as, TOF or QTOF for the purpose of RNA/DNA and/or oligonucleotide identification/quantification

  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

    Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience (two years of directly related industry experience is equivalent to one full-time year of college in related major)

  • BS with 5+ years or MS with 3+ years or PhD with 3+ years in Chemistry or relevant industry experience performing chromatographic method development/validation, GMP experience

  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

    Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lancaster, Pennsylvania are encouraged to apply.

    As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

    More information about Eurofins:

    Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing.  It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services.  With over $2 billion in annual revenues and 25,000 employees across 225 sites in 39 countries, Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and to governments.

    Founded in 1961, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories provides testing services for all stages of the drug development process and supports all functional areas of bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing, including method development, microbiology, process validation and quality control.

    As a member of Eurofins Scientific’s BioPharma Product Testing Group—the largest network of harmonized bio/pharmaceutical GMP product testing laboratories worldwide—Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories provides comprehensive laboratory services for the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies.

    To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website

    Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


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