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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Scientist I, RSL in Hyderabad, India


Who is 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's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

At USP, we value inclusivity for all. We recognize the importance of building an organizational culture with meaningful opportunities for mentorship and professional growth. From the standards we create, to the partnerships we build, to the conversations we foster, we affirm the crucial value of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in building a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare. Part of this commitment includes an emphasis on professional development of all staff and leadership training for managers. These include advancing core competencies such as Inclusive Management Style, Coaching/Mentorship and Adaptive Leadership to name a few.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities

Brief Job Overview

This is a non-supervisory position in Reference Standard Laboratory responsible for performing the required tests as part of the project and maintaining the GLP environment in the Laboratory. The incumbent will utilize his or her technical expertise, knowledge of pharmaceutical analysis in collaborative testing, efficient and effective laboratory operations.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

  • Executes all testing and analysis of data with excellence and essentially no errors.

  • Supporting Verification, GPH, PQM, stability and other departmental teams in terms of testing whenever needed.

  • Responsible for sample archival, sample tracking and chemical inventory tracking in the laboratory.

  • Coordination with supervisor to ensure completion of the projects allotted to the team.

  • Completing the project as per the timelines and troubleshoot the scientific aspects of the projects on need basis.

  • Responsible for performing the calibration of the equipment as per the schedule.

  • Responsible for preparing, executing, and completing IQ/OQ/PQ of new instruments.

  • Ensuring that the chemicals and column etc. are available for the projects and forward the purchase requisitions.

  • Taking up any additional responsibilities assigned by Supervisor from time to time.

  • Ensure all lab safety and GLP practices are maintained in the lab and participate actively in the internal and external audits and certification.

Who USP is Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

The candidate must have strong analytical chemistry knowledge with the ability to analyze, interpret and report effectively on data from a variety of analytical instrumental tests (e.g., HPLC, GC, Wet analytical techniques, spectroscopic techniques). Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills. Able to establish and nurture relationships with individuals of varying backgrounds, cultures and learning styles.

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or Pharmacy.


  • 1 to 3 years with relevant laboratory experience.

We especially welcome applications from those who hold historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities. This job description provides a portrait of an ideal candidate. Candidates who possess many, though perhaps not all, qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Additional Desired Preferences

Proven track record of consistently delivering projects on time and with high quality.

Expertise in wet analytical techniques (Water determination, Loss on drying, Residue on Ignition, Titrations etc.,), spectroscopic analysis (UV, IR etc.,) & HPLC / GC operation with Empower software is strongly preferred.

Knowledge on other related analytical instrumentation (Thermal, Elemental analysis, LCMS, GCMS etc.) will be added advantage. Knowledge of USP compendia, ICH guidelines and FDA regulations, and experience with other compendial procedures and compliance strongly preferred.

Takes personal responsibility for delivery of projects to customers. Ability to embrace and lead change.

Extremely adaptable. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Having knowledge of ELN, ERP, QR coding system are added advantages.

Prior experience in a high-volume pharmaceutical manufacturing QC laboratory or contract pharmaceutical analytical laboratory testing organization is a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Note: 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.

Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards

Job Type Full-Time