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Associate Chemist

Iowa City, IA

Job Reference #: 71027

Job Information:

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP), a division of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and the largest and most experienced university-affiliated Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the United States, has an immediate opening for a qualified Associate Chemist to join the Quality Control and Development group.  This position performs difficult qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses involving mainly Gas Chromatography (GC) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instrumentation equipped with specialized detectors to conduct assays on stability and finished drug products in accordance with FDA current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) and other regulatory and university guidelines and policies.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a science with emphasis on analytical chemistry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar type of laboratory.

Experience (typically 2-4 years) performing laboratory testing.

Demonstrates a working level of proficiency in the following competencies/qualifications:

  • Analytical chemistry (Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), pH, moisture determination, titrations, etc.)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or Gas Chromatography (GC) with associated software packages used in pharmaceutical quality control or similar industry
  • Laboratory equipment operation including the ability to independently troubleshoot laboratory equipment
  • Laboratory testing including the ability to independently troubleshoot analytical method issues
  • Documentation of analytical results in a regulated environment
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Universal Competencies (Collaboration and Embracing Diversity, Service Excellence/Customer Focus and Positive Impact/Achieving Results)
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel and Outlook)

Physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Move up to and including 50 lbs
  • Achieve passing criteria in visual testing (minimum of 20/20 visual acuity with or without corrected lenses)*
  • Be able to wear a respirator**
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

*Evaluation will be conducted by the University of Iowa Employee Health Clinic. **Applicants may provide current respirator clearance certification dated within six months of the date of the offer, from a similar health clinic or health provider in lieu of the evaluation by UI Employee Health Clinic.

Baseline bloodwork will be required at time of hire and annually thereafter due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Salary is $37,313 to commensurate.  Excellent fringe benefit package including generous paid vacation, sick leave, health, dental, life and disability insurance options and employer contribution retirement plans  More information about the University of Iowa, the Associate Chemist position, and how to apply may be found at  Refer to requisition # 71027.   Please apply only through   To learn about the College of Pharmacy please visit our website at


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Application Instructions:

Please apply only through and search for requisition 71027

Posted 08/02/17

Job ID: 61593