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Analytical Chemist at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: East Durham, New York

Job Description:

Are you looking for a new challenge to drive and improve quality control testing, with a chance to broaden your leadership skills?  If so, this Analytical Chemist role could be a great opportunity to consider.

As a Analytical Chemist, you will play an integral role in the continued success of our analytical laboratories.  As an Analytical Chemist you will be responsible for:

  • Support Operations by analyzing raw materials, intermediate batches, packaging and finished products as required.

  • Responsible for trouble shooting and investigating out of specification results.

  • Perform analytical testing on all incoming Raw Materials as per our reduced testing program as well as an annual full testing using USP/NF, FCC, JSCI Pharmacopoeia and GSK methodology.

  • Responsible for the disposition of raw materials, intermediates, batches, and finished products in a timely manner.

  • Data entry of test results.

  • Investigate out of specification results.

  • Execution of test method validation.

  • Support method and/or product transfer and NPI activity as necessary.

  • Preparation, documentation and maintenance of test solutions and standards.

  • Support investigations in Operations and other functional areas as required.

  • Maintain, calibrate, and validate laboratory equipment.

  • Order chemicals and consumables from the appropriate supplier.

  • Ensures that GMP, Quality, Health & Safety are considered in all aspects of role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Routine raw material, packaging and product disposition decisions.

  • Authority to hold the manufacturing or filling processes if a problem affecting the quality of the product has been discovered.

  • Authority to initiate investigations in quality related issues.

  • Authority to quarantine bulk or finished products if the need arises.

  • Investigate out of specification and out of trend data, and recommend CAPA.

  • Participate on cross-functional teams

  • Comply with all safety procedures and policies

  • Participate in Operational Excellence initiatives and programs

  • Incorporate Lean Sigma/ Lean Lab principles into ways of working

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science

  • 1 - 2 years of pharmaceutical experience

  • Stability related experience


  • Science degree in applicable scientific discipline, or equivalent on-the-job experience.

  • Working laboratory experience, preferably with FMCG experience.

  • Working knowledge of GSK Quality standards, GLP and GMP requirements.

  • Working knowledge of validations, calibration systems, and instrumentation.

  • Working knowledge of applicable GSK policies and procedures.

  • Problem solving/continuous improvement skills.

  • Developed skills in coaching, interpersonal communications, team building and training facilitation.

  • High level of computer literacy.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.

  • Experience in writing, reviewing and revising SOPs.

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Laboratory Information System (LIMS).

  • Ability to work and succeed in a team based environment.

  • Flexibility to work extended hours (including weekends) to achieve results as needed.


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