Senior Chemist

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Scientific / Manufacturing & Industrial

Job Reference #: 19004421

Seeking a key member to the Analytical Services group of the University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals to work independently to develop and validate complex analytical methods for investigational pharmaceutical drug products as well as help Assistant and Associate Chemists troubleshoot analytical issues with established methods as well as methods undergoing validation. All work must be performed under cGMP guidelines and regulations.
Duties to include:
  • Perform complex method development using only general guidelines and validation for new projects according to standard operating procedures. Conduct forced degradation studies, including peak purity analysis, using photodiode array detection to determine if new HPLC methods are stability indicating.
  • Conduct complex quantitative or qualitative HPLC analysis using UV, photodiode array, charged aerosol detectors and refractive index detectors.
  • Perform complex HPLC/GC analyses according to set procedures and methods in the stability testing of various drugs or drug products.
  • Provide immediate feedback to analysts who are having instrument or assay difficulties. Help design experiments and plans of action to solve instrument/assay problems. Answer questions concerning instrument operation and computer software and assist in solving method-instrument problems.
For a full job description, please send an email to the contact listed below.

About the University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals
The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) division of the College of Pharmacy seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Senior Chemist in the Analytical Services department. This position will report to the Director, Analytical Services and will plan, direct, and coordinate development projects for client pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations. This position is located on the UI Research Campus.

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, a new $96.3 million College of Pharmacy building is scheduled to open in 2020. The lower level of this new building will be home to the UIP new sterile products manufacturing area which will be approximately 16,000 square feet and will increase UIP batch size capacity approximately 5-fold to 20,000 vials/batch.

Application Details:
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a credential and criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Education Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, or a science with emphasis in analytical chemistry or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar type of laboratory.

Experience Required:
  • 4-6 years’ experience performing laboratory techniques including HPLC/UPLC/LCMS.
  • Strong understanding of current Good Manufacturing/Laboratory Practices (cGMP/GLP).
  • History of following Standard Operating Procedures and other written instructions.
  • Extensive use of Windows based computer systems and analytical software packages.
  • Superb attention to detail and ability to work simultaneously on different projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Solid record utilizing analytical techniques and procedures used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • A PhD. or Master’s in Chemistry or a science with emphasis in analytical chemistry,
  • 1-3 years’ experience supervising a laboratory,
  • 1-3 years’ experience developing methods,
  • Experience with databases, Empower 3 software, or ICH guidelines.
Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

Application Instructions:

Successful candidates will be subject to a credential and criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 69546

Posted 3 days ago

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