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Sr. Analytical Chemist in Wabash, IN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job Description


Position Title: Sr. Analytical Chemist

Location: Wabash, IN

Hours: 1st shift (6am - 4:30 PM) Monday - Thursday


Apex Life Sciences is searching for a Sr. Analytical Chemist for our client in the food and beverage industry. This position is a 1st shift full time Direct Hire opportunity. This position will be one of the primary technical liaisons for client's quality control laboratories that support the manufacturing of GMP dietary Supplements


  • Determining the necessary resources (personnel and equipment) for the laboratory to support the manufacturing operation and methods deployed
  • Provide mentoring and training to laboratory personnel on methods, software and instrumentation technology
  • Lead method development and continuous improvement activities for raw materials and finished products for the dietary supplement (DS) industry  
  • Qualify equipment and/or validate test methods for raw materials, components, and finished products for DS (Identity, purity, and impurity type test methods)
  • Support the stability program for finished DS products
  • Support the preventive maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Maintain and continuously improve systems and programs to ensure adequate lab safety measures
  • Maintain compliance with current USP, FCC, AOAC and other compendia/regulatory requirements
  • Evaluate, investigate and approve Out of Specification investigations and provide the technical support for method trouble-shooting
  • Oversee and approve change controls, and updates for lab methods, equipment and/or processes
  • Assist with internal and external audits
  • Assist in returned goods investigations, product complaint investigations, product recalls, and deviation investigations through analytical testing support if needed
  • Assess and coordinate testing with contract laboratories
  • Lead departmental budgeting activities
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BS degree in analytical chemistry, MS or above in analytical chemistry would be a plus. 
  • Minimum 10 years, prefer 15 or more years of relevant work experience in a QC Laboratory supporting a GMP manufacturing environment such as pharmaceutical, biotech, dietary, food and/or medical device industries developing and validating methods to USP/FDA standards. 
  • HPLC/uPLC instrumentation and method development experience a must.  
  • GCMS, LCMS, ICP experience is a plus.
  • Excellent leadership/mentoring skills. 
  • Experience with Regulatory audits is preferred. 
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels. 
  • Excellent computer and documentation skills.
  • Minimal travel required. 



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