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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Associate Laboratory Technician in Frederick, Maryland


Summary of the Position

This is a hands-on, non-supervisory position in Reference Standards Production. In this role, the Associate Laboratory Technician will be responsible for a variety of production activities involving both automated and hands-on packaging methods in the RSP production environment. The Associate Laboratory Technician is expected to serve as an effective member of a team working cohesively to plan for and package reference standards, implement package configuration requirements, and follow USP’s quality protocols. This position is a component of USP’s core business and the incumbent is expected to support departmental quality initiatives and USP’s culture of safety.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsible for accurate and timely production of USP Reference Standards according to USP best practices. This includes understanding package configuration requirements and batch record instructions; safe handling of chemical products in the production environment; proactive support of contaminate prevention; and remaining focused on team commitments and communication.

Rapidly masters basic technology and works to develop skills using USP production-level machines including powder fillers, labeling equipment, liquid fillers, glove box, freeze dryer and capping/crimping machines.

Manages the routine tasks of production while remaining alert for discrepancies and variations on the production line.

Performs routine mathematical and statistical calculations to detect variances and verify production targets.

Assists with production materials inventory in support of successful supply chain management, including stocking supplies, dispensing components, and participating in physical inventory activities.

Assists the Scientific Assistant with the collection of test samples to include careful handling of bulk chemicals, accurate sampling, and necessary documentation.

Proactively identifies technical issues, works to develop trouble shooting skills, and seeks out resources to resolve problems as needed.

Works to develop mechanical and technical expertise in the production environment. Demonstrates a strong desire to learn, develop professional skills, and grow personal capability.

Basic Qualifications

Work requires passing a pulmonary function test and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Bachelor’s degree in a physical science or a High School Diploma with four years of relevant working experience in a production/ laboratory setting.

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong communication and presentation skills, written and verbal.

• Experience working in the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.

About USP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP

The following COVID-19 provisions will apply to selected candidate(s) hired:

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Laboratory/Production

Job Type Full-Time