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Analytical Chemist

  • Location: San Rafael, 94901
  • Salary: US$33.00 - US$38.00 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 24 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences, United States
  • Contact: Paxton Welton
  • Duration: Temp to perm
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 13 October 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -092022-473761

Job Description

Analytical Chemist

This is a fully onsite position in San Rafael, CA. This position is a contract-to-hire role. Our client's position will include performing and interpreting scientific experiments and applying scientific/technical expertise to address complex analytical issues.

Essential Duties

  • Experience developing and optimizing intermediate and drug product methods as well as supporting ongoing analysis for current portfolio.
  • Independently review and interpret complex analytical methods in support of formulation screening activities and implement them in the lab in a timely manner.
  • Independently documents the lab work in protocol, reports, and other required documentation.
  • Experience with basic ICH regulations for method validation in support of early phase development work.
  • Aware of industry best practices in analytical chemistry.
  • Demonstrates some problem-solving and troubleshooting ability related to routine procedures.
  • Ensures preparation and timely delivery of data in support of formulation and manufacturing projects.
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of HPLC method development in support of early formulation work.
  • Design experiments tailored at challenging formulation attributes critical to successful formulation strategies.
  • Perform materials characterization using expertise in analytical characterization to inform physical, chemical, and performance attributes for a range of formulation compositions.
  • Capable of running typical pharmaceutical analytical and materials science techniques for characterization (HPLC, GC, FT-IR, HPLC/UV, DSC, SEM, XRD).
  • Efficient at interpreting results with a broader understanding of impact to formulation robustness.

Work Experience and Requirements

  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry with a focus on analytical chemistry and materials characterization.
  • HPLC and wet chemistry experience required.

Required Skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Education Requirements

  • Minimum BS/BA with a science or chemistry background

Physical Demands

  • Vision suitable for performing detailed inspections
  • May be required to move items weighing up to 25 lb.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal form

Work Environment


  • General office setting.
  • Pharmaceutical laboratory environment.



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