Senior Chemist

Senior Chemist

Perform chemical and/or
physical testing on all in-process, finished, validation, and R D products
according to applicable procedures while following all relevant laboratory
TM’s, SOP’s, etc. Provide support for or perform calibration, laboratory
investigations, and projects as required. Participate in advanced training on
equipment and/or methods, coordinate training of Chemist I, and assist as
needed in validation and method development.


The Senior Chemist is a critical step in the
development towards more senior operations roles. A typical career progression
looks like the following:

Senior Chemist → Quality Operations Manager → Quality


List a series of brief statements describing the end
result or major activities of this position.
Emphasize the end results rather than individual tasks or steps
taken. List in order of their
importance. Be brief.

Make all standards for use in bulk product and
stability testing.

Participate in method development for

Perform and report all QC testing per test
procedures and specification to ensure the quality and purity of products.

Perform testing on materials from a variety of
sources, including raw material, in-process and bulk product, stability
samples, process validation, product development, method development and
validation, complaint samples, and R D projects.

Accurately document testing in an approved manner.

Calculates and assists with the rework of
unacceptable batches.

Reports inconsistencies in specification,
B.O.M. or test methods, including where material test results do not meet

Reviews on an on-going basis existing methods and
specifica­tions and makes recommendations for changes and/or correc­tions.

Participate in all laboratory projects and/or

Provide technical support to other departments
regarding quality-related issues.

Prepare solutions/reagents for use in testing.

Perform necessary
maintenance/troubleshooting/calibration of laboratory equipment.

Participate and provide QC support for process
validations, optimizations, and improvements.

Provide support in training/mentoring
newly hired lab personnel.

Maintain a working knowledge of all
relevant QC laboratory SOP’s, and cGMP’s.

Follow company’s policies and

to other shifts or other groups out of the area.

Comply with
manager’s instructions.

May perform other duties as required, assistance in other
production areas may be assigned as needed.

Follow Hazardous Waste,
General waste and Recycled Waste management and Disposal procedures.
Supports Safety, health and Environmental by complying Company policies
and procedures regarding safety and employee conduct.

The duties and responsibilities identified in this
position description are considered essential but are not limited to only those
outlined. The incumbent may perform
other functions that may be assigned.
Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of this
position at any time.


Identify the specific kinds of knowledge and skills
required to carry out the duties of this position in terms of format education
specialized training, or prior experience or a combination. Identify the minimal requirements for the
position rather than the personal qualifications of the incumbent(s). This might include listing positions, which
are prerequisites for this position.

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field such as,
but not limited to, Chemistry, Biology, or Biochemistry.

2 to 4 years of strong QC experience in a highly
regulated environment.

Attention to details is a must.

Ability to read, interpret, and execute written

Ability to complete work with minimal supervision.

Possess excellent time management, strong
analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to accurately complete

Ability to communicate effectively with
supervisors and/or employees.

Belle Mead Quality System, related SOP’s, Control
Plans and Work Instructions.

Proficiency in Windows-based applications (Word,
Excel, etc.) as well as Outlook, Internet Explorer.

Must have excellent team work and leadership

Must be able to handle chemicals within
permissible level.

Must understand Metric system and be able to
convert units.

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