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Chemist level 1

Chemist level 1

The Chemist Level 1 position must be able to understand, comply, and be familiarized with company policies. Chemist 1 must comply with CGMP, GLP, GDP and NJL safety policies. They must follow respective standard operation procedures and quality practices established by the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Departments.

Chemist 1 must have basic knowledge of chemistry and mathematics that will help use scientific rules and methods to solve problems and help perform and understand variety of analyses and techniques used in the laboratory. Chemist 1 position will be required to work under supervision and independently. Chemist 1 position will be required to perform basic routine quality testing of raw materials, in process material, botanicals, and finished products in a timely manner as per business needs, such as meeting turnaround time for urgent, rush and standard release testing. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Perform and document routine work assigned which includes operating analytical instruments and performing wet chemistry analysis in compliance with all applicable standard operation procedures, compendial monographs, policies, and regulations.
  • Abide by ALOCA (Attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original and accurate).
  • Able to comply and follow CGMP/GLP laboratory practice and documentation relevant to the duties and responsibilities assigned as well as able to comply with company’s requirements and regulations.
  • Record and document all observations and procedures in a concise and detailed manner in laboratory notebooks in accordance with GMP.
  • Perform calibration on basic instruments as needed such as analytical balances, pH meter, etc.
  • Able to perform on trained and assigned wet chemistry analyses.
  • Able to operate on trained and assigned common laboratory equipment.
  • Required to accommodate business needs by executing time management skills and prioritizing tasks. 
  • Required to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Able to adapt to changes with company’s policy’s and regulations.
  • Maintain assigned instruments or assigned equipment as required/needed.
  • Ensure testing and results are conducted and reporting without comprising quality and released in a timely manner to meet the deadline set, such as urgent, rush or standard turnaround time.
  • Required to prepare test solutions/volumetric solutions or other solutions as needed and to standardize volumetric solutions as needed.
  • Ensure all appropriate supplies and reagents are in stock for the team to use and all expired chemicals, reagents or standards are appropriately segregated. Communicate frequently with managers and QC Coordinator.
  • Able to follow and comply with proper disposal of waste and environmental regulations.
  • Required to maintain a safe, clean, and organized laboratory environment (i.e. keep bench areas clean, free of debris and dust, dispose chemicals properly, store samples and chemicals in appropriate places, etc.). Ensure fume hoods are maintained after use. 
  • If an OOS occurs, immediately notify one of the following personnel QC Manager, Technical Supervisor or Quality Assurance Team. Execute Out of Specification (OOS) investigations as directed and needed.
  • Interpret USP and compendia procedures with direct supervision.
  • Participate in team discussions and contributes with recommendations to help improve procedures.
  • Perform peer review of basic analytical testing.
  • Participate in all training conducted by the company.
  • Perform other related and miscellaneous duties as required.
  • Effectively communicated with QC manager/supervisor on project status and problems that are encountered
  • Inform QC/manager supervisor for any quality related issues that arise in the laboratory.

The position includes all other responsibilities that may be necessary to fulfill the duties associated with the position or as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of an Associate Degree in Chemistry or related discipline or 2+ years in related laboratory experience.
  • Must have basic theoretical and practical knowledge of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, arithmetic, geometry, statistics and algebra.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Good interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Good adaptability skills.
  • Computer competency with experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Have legible handwriting.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to learn new analytical techniques.
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environment with ability to adjust workload based on upon changing priorities; self-motivated.

WORK CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position must work a minimum of 40 hours a week over a period of 5 days a week and may require additional hours to meet project deadlines. This position does not require traveling.

  • Wear proper protective equipment.
  • Sometimes exposed to loud sounds or distracting noise levels.
  • Are often exposed to contaminants or hazardous conditions while conducting analyses.
  • Work within several feet of others in the laboratory.
  • Sit or stand for an extended period.
  • Be able to lift objects up to 25 pounds.
  • May have to crawl or climb to perform certain tasks like maintenance of an instrument.
  • Repetitive tasks with few breaks.

Note: The Company will explore and provide reasonable accommodations to assist any qualified individual with a disability in performing the essential functions of his/her job. 

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