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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Scientist I, Verification Program 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.

Brief Job Overview

This is non-supervisory role involves conducting necessary analytical tests on Verification samples (Dietary supplements/Dietary Ingredients) utilizing suitable methods. The Scientist will enhance the laboratory's scientific proficiency and work ethic by offering extensive technical support and knowledge. Proficient in numerous common laboratory techniques, the Scientist is capable of providing valuable observations and insights into challenging projects. The individual in this role will furnish technical aid to the Verification Program by executing analytical tests and preparing comprehensive summary reports.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

  • Conducts Verification projects (Dietary supplements/Dietary Ingredients) by performing individual analytical tests assigned by the Team Leader.

  • Completes projects within designated timelines and priorities.

  • Demonstrates a robust scientific approach to laboratory analysis.

  • Regularly utilizes personal experience, academic training, and technical insights, including emerging sciences, to address complex technical issues within the laboratory.

  • Compiles project reports and responds to QA observations.

  • Executes all testing and data analysis with precision, minimizing errors.

  • Shows a strong commitment to continuous learning and personal development.

  • Proposes and implements new approaches or processes to enhance laboratory operations.

  • Influences project direction positively by aligning own work with the overall direction of laboratory projects.

  • Assists with additional testing programs and laboratory maintenance tasks as required.

  • Ensures compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and safety systems in the laboratory.

  • Maintains equipment calibration according to the schedule.

  • Coordinates the procurement of chemicals, columns, glassware, etc., in advance, in coordination with lab operations and the purchase department, considering project deadlines.

  • Adheres to US Pharmacopeia (USP) mission, policies, and procedures.

  • Cultivates positive relationships with Quality Assurance (QA), Human Resources (HR), Purchase, Accounting, IT, and other departments.

  • Participates actively in the preparation and planning for ISO-9001 & ISO-17025 certification/recertification, including taking an active role in internal QA and external audits and addressing audit issues promptly.

  • Supports Global Public Health (GPH), Reference Standard Laboratory (RSL), and other departmental teams as required for analytical testing, review, execution, and approval.

Who USP is Looking For?

  • Master’s degree in pharmacy or Analytical chemistry.

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years with relevant laboratory experience.

  • Previous engagement in a high-volume pharmaceutical manufacturing QC laboratory or a contract pharmaceutical analytical testing laboratory, specifically pertaining to pharmaceutical dosage forms such as oral and liquid

Additional Desired Preferences

  • Proficiency in leading projects to completion with a high level of scientific expertise, including extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical testing requirements and test protocols encompassing compendial methods (USP, BP, EP, etc.).

  • Strong preference for expertise in HPLC/GC operation with Empower software, as well as proficiency in ICP-OES, ICP-MS, LC-MS, and dissolution analysis with troubleshooting abilities.

  • Additionally, adept in operating and troubleshooting other related analytical instrumentation (IR, KF, UV, etc).

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, with a preference for candidates experienced in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Familiarity with ICH guidelines and FDA regulations, along with experience in compendial procedures and compliance, is highly desired.

  • Proficiency in Electronic Laboratory Note book(ELN) is also preferred.

  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to ensuring timely delivery of high-quality work and possesses the skills to anticipate, troubleshoot, and resolve technical challenges.

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 is protected.

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, personality, 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.

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