Quality Control Chemist I at Cambrex in Charles City, Iowa

Posted in Science 6 days ago.

Job Description:


Location: Charles City, IA, USA
Department: Quality Control

At Cambrex, it's our people that set us apart. We work locally and have an impact globally. We're committed to attracting, nurturing and retaining a passionate and talented team of experts in our fast paced and growing company. You will be valued and recognized. We offer an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, generous vacation in your first year, sick time, and retirement savings!

Cambrex is the small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. Known for our scientific and manufacturing excellence and customer focus, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal - to improve the quality of life for our customers' patients across the world.


Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, theQuality Control Chemist Iwill be responsible for daily laboratory testing of raw materials, in process and finished goods.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all EPA, FDA, cGMP, cGLP DEA regulations and internal SOP's as they relate to the operation of the Quality Control lab and general operation of the chemical production facility
  • Follow all OSHA and company safety rules and practices
  • Data review
  • Data entry
  • Perform a wide variety of chemical analyses for release of raw materials, in-process, intermediates and finished goods
  • Working knowledge of chromatography
  • Working knowledge of wet chemistry
  • Evaluate validity of test results
  • Handle, analyze and dispose of hazardous samples and waste.
  • Follow all OSHA and company safety rules and practices.
  • Provide off-shift coverage as required
  • Maintain laboratory solutions, inventory and notebooks.
  • Responsible for assisting in training employees as needed both inside and outside the department
  • Coordinate and communicate project status
  • Interacting with outside vendors and other departments
  • Extensive knowledge and proven ability to use a wide assortment of the analytical instrumentation available at Cambrex Charles City.
  • Proven ability to handle various assignments and organize workload to meet timelines.
  • Act as departmental subject matter expert (SME)

All employees are required to adhere to EPA, DEA, FDA and cGMP regulations as they relate to the operation of the Company; and to adhere to all company safety rules and procedures. All employees are expected to report to work regularly and promptly. Other duties relating to departmental mission, not specifically detailed in this section may be assigned.


  • BS in Chemistry/Biology or related science field.
  • Two years of laboratory work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of analytical instrumentation.
  • Strong chemistry theory.
  • Proven ability to handle various project load is beneficial.
  • Mass spectrometer experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Cambrex Charles City offers an extraordinary opportunity, a competitive salary, and an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision care and prescription, life, LTD, STD; 401(k) with employer match; tuition reimbursement; and the 'Arthur I. Mendolia Scholarship Program.' Relocation assistance will be offered for this position.

Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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