Associate Chemist

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Scientific

Job Reference #: 19001984

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals is accepting applications for Associate Chemist. This position is responsible for performing difficult qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses involving mainly GC and HPLC instrumentation equipped with specialized detectors to conduct assays on stability and finished drug products.
Key Areas of Responsibility Include:
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) using standard operating procedures, USP, EP and EPA monographs, UIP or client supplied methods to perform analytical processes.
  • Update existing or write new operating procedures (SOPs) for routine to moderately difficult standard.
  • Perform routine to moderately difficult equipment maintenance and calibration.
Analysis and Development
  • HPLC or GC analysis on cleaning validation, dissolution, QC, and stability samples.
  • HPLC, GC and other method development and validation.
  • USP monograph testing.
  • Technology transfers of methods between laboratories.
  • UV-Vis analysis and pH testing of QC and stability samples.
  • Read methods/prepare samples/document all procedures.
  • Diagnose and resolve laboratory equipment, testing procedure, and system malfunctions.
  • Check reports for accuracy and completeness for projects performed.
  • Review notebooks /calculations/documentation for accuracy and completeness according to laboratory norms.
  • Verify the laboratory contains proper reagents, reference materials, and equipment to complete testing.
  • Calculate results obtained in analyses using software packages associated with the instrumentation or spreadsheets.
  • Provide final signature and database control for release documents.
  • Write and revise analytical methods.
  • Functions as second signature.
Technical Documentation Origination
  • Write client reports of a routine nature.
  • Prioritize projects through coordination with pharmacist and clients to assign to analysts.
  • Provide technical and regulatory support to staff for instrumentation, software, and analytical problems.
Human Resources
  • Train analysts and other personnel on equipment and HPLC and GC methods.
Financial Responsibility
  • Communicate need to order supplies or equipment.
Education 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.
Experience Required:
Experience (typically 2-4 years) performing laboratory testing in a regulated environment including:
  • Analytical chemistry (UV-Vis 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 testing including the ability to independently troubleshoot analytical method issues,
  • Documentation of analytical results in a regulated environment,
  • Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Collaboration and Embracing Diversity, Service Excellence/Customer Focus and Positive Impact/Achieving Results.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Demonstrated increased responsibility operating laboratory equipment including the ability to independently troubleshoot laboratory equipment and technical systems problems.
  • Proven ability to work independently with a high level of discretion.
Desirable Qualifications:
Experience (typically 1-2 years) performing:
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) with associated software packages used in pharmaceutical quality control or similar industry.
Highly Desirable:
Experience and/or knowledge of:
  • Current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) or similar regulations.
  • University of Iowa Environmental Health and Safety chemical inventory system.
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacopeia (EP) training.
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.

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 attach a cover letter and resume 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.

Job ID: 67799

Posted 22 days ago

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