Analytical R&D Scientist I

at Alcami (view profile)
Location Germantown, WI
Date Posted April 22, 2020
Category Contract GMP Manufacturing
Job Type Full-time
Address W130N10497 Washington Dr


Position Summary

The Analytical R&D Scientist I is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by independently executing development of analytical methods and improvement of existing ones to support API development program for Alcami facilities. This requires skills and knowledge in handling, analyzing and characterizing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and related organic molecules. It also requires hands on experience in analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, etc. The Scientist independently drafts analytical development reports and drafts and executes validation protocols for analytical methods. The ideal candidate will independently perform and review data analysis and draft reports for analytical method development and validation. The ideal candidate has the proven ability to apply scientific principles, theories and concepts to research problems and develop solutions for analytical problems related to drug substances in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.  The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates technical ability to assist in the design and execution of non-routine experiments with supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to correctly analyze data/results and interpret outcome of experiments and to propose appropriate follow-up with supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform literature searches and extracts relevant information from published protocols and journals.
  • Performs routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical equipment with supervision.
  • Manages a variety of aspects of analytical projects with minimal supervision of AR&D Supervisor/ Manager.
  • Provides project related updates to internal and external customers.
  • Writes project documentation (analytical test methods, developmental reports and protocols) of medium complexity with minimal input from supervisor.
  • Establishes and coordinates activities at contract chemical and analytical laboratories, as required.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.
  • Ensures information security is carried out while performing day-to-day functions, duties and tasks.
  • Accesses, uses, and safeguards sensitive, valuable, or critical proprietary information in a reliable manner to ensure company and information security.
  • Knows and adheres to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and performs assigned tasks carefully and on schedule according to standard operating procedure and supervisor instructions.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline such as analytical chemistry, or related field with 9+ years of experience, or
  • Master’s degree in a scientific discipline such as analytical chemistry, or related field, with minimum of 3+ years of industrial experience, or
  • Doctoral degree in a scientific discipline such as analytical chemistry, or related field, with minimum of 0-2 years of industrial experience required.

Alcami Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.
  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.

Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.
  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.
  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.
  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.
  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.
  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of theories and principles of synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to perform complex math functions, compute ratios, rate, and percent.
  • Ability to draw and interpret graphs and charts.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team on projects.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and PC’s.
  • Ability to use windows based software including MS Office and chromatography data collection software.

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities
  • Profit sharing bonus plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave
  • Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances

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