Assistant Chemist

University of Iowa

Iowa C Ity, IA Scientific / Manufacturing & Industrial

Job Reference #: 1900411

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) division of the College of Pharmacy seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Assistant Chemist in the Analytical Services group. This position will report to the Senior Chemist and will be 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.

The UIP is a Food and Drug Administration-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, providing expertise in contract pharmaceutical development services to clients around the world. This is an exciting time to join UIP as the new $96.3 million College of Pharmacy building is scheduled to open in 2020 housing a new section of sterile products manufacturing which is expected to increase UIP contracts.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • 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.
  • Assist in calibration and maintenance of instruments used in analysis according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Update existing or write SOP for routine analyses and basic scientific equipment as assigned.
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.

A cover letter and resume are required as part of the application process. The cover letter will be used as an assessment of written communication skills.
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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.
For questions or additional information, including a detailed job description, please contact Brenda Zobeck,


Education Requirement
  • 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 operating High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or Gas Chromatography (GC).
  • History of laboratory equipment operation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Use or knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel and Outlook).
Desirable 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.
  • Experience with associated software packages used in pharmaceutical quality control or similar industry.
  • Experience with analytical chemistry (FTIR, UV-VIS spectroscopy, pH, moisture determination, titrations, etc.).
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Capable of using United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopeia (EP) and Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) monographs or supplied methods, to complete testing.
  • Familiar with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

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:

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

Job ID: 69312

Posted 5 days ago

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