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Research Scientist at Intertek

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Whitehouse, New Jersey

Job Description:

Intertek, a leading provider of ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification) Services, is looking for a Research Scientist to join our Pharmaceuticals team in Whitehouse, NJ. 

Intertek Pharmaceutical Services located in Whitehouse, New Jersey, USA, is a cGMP contract testing, analytical research and development laboratory.  Intertek Pharmaceutical Services works directly with both large and small pharmaceutical companies to help bring safe and effective pharmaceutical products to market.   


Please explore the links below to learn more about the Intertek Whitehouse site and the extractables and leachables offerings within the Trace Organics Group.

This team serves the chemical and pharmaceutical industries with a diverse range of services, from chemical testing and consultancy to inspection, contract laboratory services, regulatory guidance and supply chain assurance


An opportunity has arisen for a Research Scientist to join this organization within the Trace Organics work team.  The team utilizes state of the art Orbitrap instrumentation to support and solve complex analytical problems primarily focused on extractables and leacahbles. If you are looking for an opportunity to work with and lead an expert team of accomplished scientists focused on solving difficult technical challenges, we want to talk with you.




Performance at the Research Scientist level requires independent execution of non-routine projects with advanced laboratory equipment. The requirements for our Research Scientist level contributors fall into three segments – Technical, Leadership, and Customer. A brief outline of the responsibilities for this role is shown below.



  • Actively participates in planning the strategic direction of the team  

  • Leads and directs the work of others

  • Provides coaching and feedback to support development of junior and senior staff members, review the performance of the staff



  • Functions independently as a Research Scientist in the direction and execution of studies in compliance with applicable regulations and industry best practices (cGMP, USP, PQRI, etc )

  • Job functions require a wide degree of creativity and judgement

  • Consistently demonstrates technical innovation to solve customer problems

  • Publishes industry articles, creates services literature and/or presentations to drive business growth

  • Leads selection of instrumentation and software solutions



  • Engages in communication with the sales team and the customers to solve complex, multi-lab projects 

  • Seeks to build larger, more collaborative relationships with customers to enable long term growth

  • Acts as the single point of contact (SPOC) for designated customers with the responsibility to focus on project management and building the relationship

  • Master’s or PhD Degree in chemistry or related field

  • 5-10 years of related industry experience in an analytical laboratory

  • Recognized expert in the field of Trace Organics (Extractables and Leachables)

  • Demonstrates expertise with a variety of concepts, practices, procedures and regulations

    • Significant experience with LC/MS, or GC/MS analyses including sample preparation

    • Knowledgeable with existing regulations (FDA, Food Contact, etc.)

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions and protocols for safe handling and the disposal of hazardous agents/reagents, chemicals and materials

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical and business information, both oral and written to others, including co-workers, supervisors, clients, and vendors

  • Excellent organization, communication and project management skills

  • Excellent teamwork ability to contribute to multi-technique solutions to complex problems

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills, including data interpretation/analysis

  • Advanced mathematical skills may include: algebraic functions, calculus, statistics, and modeling

  • Strong computer skills (Windows, MS Office, data acquisition software)

  • Ability to troubleshoot major instrument problems

  • Ability to work varied and extended hours/days, as business dictates


We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.