Chemist I AMV

1st Shift
21 Cotters Lane, East Brunswick, NJ
Posted 3 weeks ago

Key Responsibilities

The Chemist I is an entry-level position critical to our pharmaceutical facility’s laboratory operations. Key responsibilities include conducting routine tests, analyses, and experiments and maintaining accurate records of findings. This position entails strict adherence to company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMP guidelines, and commitment to upholding environmental, health, and safety standards.

Reporting Relationships                                

  • This position has no direct reports.
  • This position typically works under direct supervision.

Essential Functions and Detailed Duties

Perform the following laboratory functions: Analytical Method Validation

  • Demonstrate basic chemistry lab skills knowledge and perform duties related with: Physical, Wet chemistry, and Chemical testing.
  • Operate basic lab equipment including LOD, ROI, Identification, Water Content by KF, bulk/tapped density, Particle size by sieve & Malvern, Polarimeter, Potentiometer, DSC, FTIR, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Dissolution, TLC
  • Perform critical tests like Wet chemistry testing, dissolution by UV & HPLC
  • Must be able to complete the following QC Chemistry tasks:
    • Operate assigned laboratory equipment following the established procedures.
    • Basic troubleshooting of laboratory results to identify and report findings or next steps.
    • Perform routine testing and offer experiment support.
    • Analyze results and document them adequately.
    • Assist in preparing protocols and reports.
    • Clean assigned area or equipment as required.
    • Perform light troubleshooting, correcting simple equipment malfunctions, and identifying routine problems.
  • Offer suggestions to superiors and follow up on process improvements related to safety, compliance, cost, and productivity.
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records, forms and other GMP documents.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and guidelines.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary workplace.
  • Follow applicable safety guidelines while operating the manufacturing equipment. Must report unsafe conditions, near misses, and/or injuries in a timely manner.
  • Be able to perform other duties as assigned.

Specialized Laboratory Skills and Knowledge:                                                    

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Must complete departmental SOP, GMP, and any required Qualifications.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Experience and Education                             

  • Minimum BS in Chemistry or science related field
  • Minimum of 1 year of previous chemistry experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Physical Demands/Factors

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands; talk; and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.    

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

At Avet, we require that all employees physically entering the workplace to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you will be asked to present proof of vaccination before beginning employment unless you qualify for a reasonable accommodation based on a sincerely held religious belief or medical need.

Based on the highly regulated workplace at Avet, employees will be required to meet minimum English proficiency requirements.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer.  We are unable to sponsor any applicants for a work visa, or take over sponsorship of a work visa for any applicants, at this time.

Based on the highly regulated workplace at Avet, employees will be required to meet minimum English proficiency requirements.

Avet is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This job description is not all-inclusive. It acts as a guideline and is subject to change over time. Additional duties may be assigned based on business needs.

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