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Assistant Chemist

Iowa City, IA

Job Reference #: 72020

Job Information:



Immediate opening for a qualified Assistant Chemist to join University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals.  Responsible for qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses of raw materials, in-process samples and finished product.  Perform analyses using a combination of wet chemistry techniques and analytical instrumentation in accordance to  FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) using standard operating procedures, USP, EP and FCC monographs, UIP or client supplied methods.

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 6 months - 1 year) performing laboratory testing in an industry setting under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) or comparable regulations.
Demonstrates a basic level of proficiency in the following competencies/qualifications:
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or Gas Chromatography (GC) with associated software packages used in pharmaceutical quality control or similar industry
  • Analytical chemistry (FTIR, UV-VIS spectroscopy, pH, moisture determination, titrations, etc.)
  • Universal Competencies (Collaboration and Embracing Diversity, Positive Impact/Achieving Results, Service Excellence/Customer Focus)

Demonstrates a working level of proficiency in the following:
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Laboratory Equipment Operation
  • Effective communication (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel and Outlook)

Physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Achieve passing criteria in visual testing (minimum of 20/20 visual acuity with or without corrected lenses)*
  • Be able to wear a respirator**

*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.

Salary is $34,297-$41,000.  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 Assistant Chemist position and how to apply may be found at  Refer to requisition #72020.   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:

Refer to requisition #72020. Please apply only through

Posted 12/01/17

Job ID: 62667