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Senior Analytical Chemist in Devens, MA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/22/2018

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    Devens, MA
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Job Description


  • Responsible for the design, development, qualification, validation, and implementation of analytical procedures in support of research, GMP production, and stability testing.
  • Develops efficient and selective analytical procedures (with emphasis on HPLC and GC) for assigned projects. Prepares qualification and validation protocols and reports for analytical procedures and instrumentation. 
  • Performs sample analysis and reviews data packages. 
  • Documents all analyses per SOPs. 
  • Prepares high quality written documentations (notebooks, SOPs, and analytical procedures) and assists with regulatory documentation. 
  • Troubleshoots analytical instrumentation. 
  • Communicates effectively in verbal and written form on research results and plans. 
  • Volunteers to assist with task not directly related to a specific project. 
  • Demonstrates initiative in handling responsibilities. 
  • Contributes to the technical growth of the department and company. 
  • Attends project meetings and prepares project updates. 
  • Participates in self-development activities. 
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency and self-assuredness in applying cGMP standards. 
  • Applies cGMP concepts in association with department specific responsibilities. 
  • Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards. 
  • Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for participating in quality audits with FDA, other Regulatory Agencies, and customers, as needed. 
  • Ensures work is in compliance with all state and federal regulations, including but not limited to GMP, DEA, FDA, etc. 
  • Follows and abides by all EH&S policies, practices, and procedures in association with department specific responsibilities. 
  • Demonstrates technical and procedural proficiency and self-assuredness in applying EH&S standards. 
  • Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for participating in EH&S audits with internal Company groups, regulatory agencies, and customers. 
  • Responsible for reporting all near misses, accidents, and dangerous occurrences through the appropriate Company procedures to ensure an investigation is initiated. 
  • Cooperate with all root cause investigations and follow corrective actions and compliance with Company policies and procedures, and all state and federal regulations occurs within department. 
  • Support the Company’s commitment for environmental health & safety by applying ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and Sustainability 2025 principals into daily activities. 
  • While performing the duties of this job it is required to stand, walk, and use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch when necessary for job activity. 
  • Regularly works with moving mechanical parts and may work with toxic or caustic chemicals. The work may be performed in humid areas with low or high temperatures. 


  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with 5-7 years related experience in a pharmaceutical industry. 
  • MS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with 3-5 years related experience in a pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports. 
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and statistical software. 
  • Demonstrates ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions quickly. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience with common analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, LC-MS, and GC-MS. 
  • Must have solid Method Development & Method Validation

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to with the subject 'Senior Chemist' 


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