Kelly Services Chemist - Method Development in Maple Grove, Minnesota

Chemist – Maple Grove, MN

Kelly Scientific Resources is currently seeking candidates for a Chemist for one of our top clients in Maple Grove, MN. This is an open-ended contract, 6-12 months, potentially longer term. Schedule is Monday-Friday 1st shift.

As a Chemist placed with Kelly Scientific Resources, your primary responsibilities will include development and validation of various analytical tests with limited oversight. Also responsible for performing routine testing, as needed.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for development and validation of assigned analytical methods such as assay and impurities/degradation products, residual solvents, cleaning verifications, content/blend uniformity and dissolutions. Writes method development reports to summarize development activities, protocols to outline and justify study plans, and validation reports to analyze results and draw appropriate conclusions.

  • Performs analytical testing according to established or preliminary methods such as cleaning validations, stability samples, dissolutions, assay, impurities/degradation products, content/blend uniformity, pH, viscosity, titrations, general USP testing, residual solvents and other analytical methods

  • Applies expertise in analytical instruments such as HPLCs, GCs, UVs, dissolution apparatus and automated titrates and actively solves instrumentation issues and assists others with instrumentation startup and troubleshooting.

  • Reviews peer documentation such as notebooks and other raw data ensuring that it is scientifically sound, meets cGMPs, and will be acceptable during FDA audits.

  • Reads understands and follows the current USP/NF, laboratory SOPs, analytical methods and study protocols. Applies ICH and FDA guidelines to analytical method development and validations.

  • Assists with establishing specifications for APIs, excipients and drug products. Develops justification of these specifications to be included in regulatory submissions.

  • Documents equipment usages and analytical results in a manner that is consistent with cGMP, in-house SOPs, and can be readily followed by reviewers.

  • Critically reviews and evaluates stability data. Establishes trends between multiple studies. Recommends and assists with establishing the shelf life for new drug products

  • Documents with clear purposes, sequences and conclusions per GMPs. Takes ownership to assigned work and critically reviews it prior to distribution within the functional group or to cross-functional project teams.

  • Is able to describe a testing challenge and present supporting data effectively in either a 1:1 or a small group setting.

  • Reviews raw data timely and ensures it meets cGMPs and in-house SOPs, is scientifically sound and can be readily followed by auditors.

  • Maintains personal and shared work space in an organized manner. Cleans laboratory glassware and actively participates in lab-wide routine clean up and inspection activities.

  • Identifies potential training, efficiency, compliance and and/or safety concerns and brings solutions to management. Actively participates in and leads the implementation of continuous improvement efforts associated with laboratory operation.

  • Leads projects and/or studies within CAS. Provides regular written and/or verbal updates on the projects of assigned initiatives. Ensures that projects/studies are completed according to established timelines.

  • Ensures that analytical laboratory functions (e.g. methods and validations) of the CMC submission are completed according to ICH/FDA guidelines. Coordinates the gathering of necessary documents and assists with writing portions of the CMC submission document.

  • Demonstrates cooperation and professionalism with all members of the organization.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field

  • Solid working knowledge of either Chromatography (HPLC and GC) or Dissolution testing is required. Experience with both is preferred.

  • 5+ years of GMP lab experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry

  • 2+ years of experience with analytical method development and validation in a cGMP lab environment, PC's, cGMP's, and USP testing.

  • Advanced knowledge of FDA and ICH guidelines.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, with others and to multitask.

  • Proven problem solving, communication and technical skills

Why Kelly?

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

  • Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career

  • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center

  • Weekly pay and service bonus plans

  • Group- rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

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