The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Scientist II, NMR in Hyderabad, India

Scientist II, NMR

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Job Description

This is a non-supervisory position in USP-India’s Analytical Research & Development Laboratory. In this role, the Scientist - II responsible for providing analytical support for characterization or identification samples received from various laboratories of USP India such as ARD(17025), Synthetic chemistry, RSL, Verification, CDL and Biologics. The Scientist II performs a variety of non-routine and routine analytical tests, including evaluation of reference standards, development or validation (as per requirement) of official methods, evaluation of packaging materials and stability studies, and general research in analytical chemistry.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operating, and maintenance of 500 MHz NMR instrument, recording and interpretation of NMR spectra for samples submitted by the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Lab, Reference Standards Lab, Biologics & Biotechnology Lab, and other sources as per ISO 17025.

  • Develop appropriate NMR methods for identified of certain projects from time to time

  • Work in open access instruments to support a team of ARD scientist and deliver result in a timely manner

  • Responsible for small and large molecules structure elucidation using NMR spectroscopy

  • Support to synthetic R&D projects from start to completion as per ISO 9001

  • Assist and maintain the safety aspects in the laboratory

  • Performs other related duties as required

  • Prepare for ISO-9001 & ISO-17025 audits and related activities

  • Ensure that the calibrations of the equipment are performed as per the schedule.

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

  • Ensure the lab requirements like glassware, chemicals and columns for NMR lab.

  • Ensure to follow USP Policies and Procedures.

  • To involve in project execution, method development and validation of USP/NF/DSC/FCC/OTC projects as and when required.

Required Skills

  • M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry / Organic Chemistry, from a well-recognized University in India or abroad and required not less than 4 years’ experience in handling the NMR spectrometer. (4-6 years of Industrial Experience)

  • Extensive NMR knowledge both in running the equipment and interpretation of results and characterization of the compound by spectral techniques (NMR, MASS and IR). Must possess a strong work ethic and a solid record of problem solving and technical results.

  • Good technical writing and verbal communication skills are required. Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to function in a team-oriented environment are necessary. Understanding of GMP / ISO-IEC 17025 Guidelines is a requirement

Required Experience

  • Proficient in small molecule structure elucidation using NMR.

  • Experience on biological molecules such as peptides, proteins and vaccines would be an added advantage.

  • Knowledge of solid state NMR and multinuclear NMR operations is an advantage.

  • Must be familiar with electronic notebook documentation of experimental procedures.

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

  • Prior experience in a high volume pharmaceutical ARD laboratory or contract pharmaceutical analytical laboratory testing organization is a plus.

  • Takes personal responsibility for delivery of projects to customers.

  • Ability to embrace and lead change. Extremely adaptable. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Expertise with Bruker NMR software- automation software & hardware including cryo-probes.

  • Comprehensive understanding of the science involved in the development of synthetic organic molecules and analytical chemistry. ACD & Chemdraw software’s handling is an added advantage. Proven self-effectiveness skills are must.

Job Location

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Position Type


Job Category Scientific