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Associate Research Scientist, QC

at Cambrex Corporation

Posted: 12/13/2018
Job Reference #: 303822
Keywords: laboratory, chemical

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Cambrex ( is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, results-oriented individual to join our Analytical R&D team of dedicated professionals who focus on customer service and quality in the small molecule arena. We are currently accepting resumes for the position of Associate Research Scientist in QC.


  • Perform routine and non-routine testing of raw materials, in-process, intermediate, and final products.
  • Lead laboratory investigations and larger-scope projects.
  • Maintain and review notebook and data entries.
  • Focus efforts on analytical support to production operations (if reporting to Associate Director, Quality Control).
  • Maintain equipment.
  • Responsible for laboratory upkeep (supplies, chemicals, cleanliness, safety).
  • Train laboratory colleagues.
  • Coordinate/submit invoice information for billing; track and manage scope changes/change order quotes.

This position works with and handles hazardous materials and wastes at Cambrex. This person has the appropriate qualifications to read, understand, apply and communicate written and verbal information regarding handling and managing hazardous wastes. Training is required within six months of assuming duty and once a year thereafter. He/She is also responsible for recognizing emergency situations concerning hazardous materials and wastes

Education/Working Knowledge:

BS, MS, or PhD in Chemistry (or closely related discipline). Strong comprehension and facility in quantitative/qualitative analytical chemistry. A minimum of at least 5 years (PhD), 8 years (MS), or 10 years (BS) of strongly relevant background in GXP/QC-compliant analytical testing in a pharmaceutical laboratory environment. Expertise in USP compendial testing and in-depth experience in OOS investigations. Experience, skills, and understanding in methods development/validation/transfer. Data review and validation experience in a compliance-oriented laboratory. Troubleshooting instrument/laboratory problems.

Experience with and fundamental understanding of several of the following analytical technologies (*-most important).

  • HPLC*
  • GC*
  • GC/MS*
  • FTIR*
  • Titrations (manual and automated)*
  • Basic wet chemistry*
  • NMR*
  • TLC*
  • XRPD*
  • Laser diffraction particle size*

Working knowledge of other analytical equipment common to the pharmaceutical industry*

Other Experience/Skills:

In-depth work experience in an analytical contract laboratory environment is a strong positive. Experience in stability study performance/evaluation and/or knowledge/familiarity with USP/compendial testing is helpful. Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a diverse team environment are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft software (Word / EXCEL / PowerPoint) is expected.

Cambrex offers Custom organic synthesis, cGMP scale-up, Contract research, Molecular building blocks, Medicinal chemistry services and is a leader in fostering the commercial development of small molecule drug discovery and development in pharmaceutical, discovery platform, and biotechnology companies. The Cambrex offering parallels the drug discovery process and provides significant advantages at each step from lead discovery to lead optimization, chemical synthesis and scale-up of pharmaceutical intermediates as well as chemical process R&D.

Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location
High Point, North Carolina, United States
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