Assistant Chemist

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Scientific / Healthcare

Job Reference #: 18001278

Classification Title Assistant Chemist (PRG1)
Pay Grade 2A
Percent of time 100%
Department The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals
Location Research Campus (Physiology Research Lab)
Staff Type Professional & Scientific
Type of Position Regular

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP), a division of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and the largest and most experienced university-affiliated FDA-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the United States, has an immediate opening for a qualified Assistant Chemist to join the analytical services group located on the research campus.

This position is 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 (cGMP) using standard operating procedures, USP, EP and FCC monographs, UIP or client supplied methods.

Key Areas of Responsibility
Compliance


  • Document legibly the procedures and results obtained in laboratory notebooks according to established regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist in calibration and maintenance of instruments used in analysis according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Interpret policies, regulations and guidelines to ensure compliance within area of assignment.
  • Update existing or write SOP for routine analyses and basic scientific equipment as assigned.
Analysis and Development
  • Perform GC, HPLC and UV analysis under supervision.
  • Enter and calculate results obtained in the above analysis in spreadsheets or databases.
  • Prepare materials and solvents for analytical assays.
  • Perform dissolution testing.
Leadership
  • Cross-train and provide assistance and back-up support with other assistant chemists and other staff as assigned in processes and procedures.
Human Resources
  • May provide functional supervision of staff, including training.
Financial Responsibility
  • May initiate purchasing requests for supplies and equipment.
The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.
Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Please note regarding the cover letter: A cover letter is required as part of the application documents. The purpose of the cover letter is to demonstrate effective written communication skills and attention to detail.
For questions or additional information or a detailed job description, please contact Brenda Zobeck.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
References: Five professional references may be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

The Assistant Chemist is a classification in the Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Development job family. For more information about the Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Development job family, visit: https://hris.uiowa.edu/CC_Redesign/driver.php?ACTION=DETAIL&FAMILY=PRG

Education or Equivalency Required:
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.

Required Qualifications:
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)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Basic level of proficiency in technical writing
Basic knowledge and experience with United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopeia (EP) and Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) monographs or supplied methods

Application Instructions:

A cover letter is required as part of the application documents. The purpose of the cover letter is to demonstrate effective written communication skills and attention to detail.
For questions or additional information or a detailed job description, please contact Brenda Zobeck.

Job ID: 66254

Posted 15 days ago

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