Chemist II in Albuquerque, NM at AMRI

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

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Chemist II

Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 

Summary: The chemistry department is responsible for support of the manufacturing department and external customers.  The functions of the laboratory are testing of raw materials, in-process, end product, and stability samples.  The department also performs particulate testing and tests plant water for production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Perform routine laboratory and complex testing tasks using equipment such as balances, pipettes, pH meter, UV/Visible spectrophotometer, Total Organic Carbon analyzer.  Operate GC and HPLC instrumentation.  Have the potential and willingness to train on new techniques.  Provide training to others on instruments and methods.
  • Maintain a detailed and accurate recording of activities and results on paperwork.
  • Authors and provides Department review of OOS and deviation PRs.
  • Authors and executes protocols.  Understand and use basic risk assessment and root cause tools.
  • Train upon and understand methods, equipment, and standard operating procedures.  Provide training to others as needed.  Attend internal and external training on related subjects.
  • Trains on SOPs.  Identify discrepancies in SOPs and perform change control.
  • Prepare paperwork, supplies, and equipment for use in the manufacturing environment and analytical laboratory.
  • Ordering of laboratory supplies.
  • Enter data into relevant data management systems.  Perform tracking and trending of data as needed.   Performs comprehensive data review as a qualified reviewer and provide feedback to management. 
  • Maintains laboratory equipment, laboratory housekeeping and preparation of the laboratory for audits.  Assist with internal audits.
  • Participate in both intra- and inter-departmental cross-training on new techniques and procedures. 
  • Assist with the evaluation of new equipment and processes.
  • Must be able to perform aseptic gowning with materials required to enter the aseptic processing area.
  • Proficient in interpreting simple data sets and giving summaries to Management.
  • Interact with other departments within the company for testing needs and scheduling.
  • Have an understanding of regulatory and compendial requirements for the pharmaceutical industry.   Will perform compendial review to ensure compliance.
  • Must be aware and comply with requirements for DEA clearance to work with controlled substances
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:                      

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

B.S. in Chemistry or other scientific area and three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (two year’s relevant experience equal to one year of education).  Experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred. 

Computer Skills:                                          
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word Processing software. Should also be familiar with Instrument Manufacture based systems, i.e.. Chemstation, Empower, etc.
Mathematical Skills:                                                   
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Shift:  Various

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

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AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.