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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Scientist III Analytical Research and Development (NMR) in Hyderabad, India


Summary of the Position :

This is a non-supervisory position in USP-India’s Analytical Research & Development Laboratory. In this role, the Scientist - III responsible for providing analytical support for characterization or identification samples received from various laboratories of USP India such as ARD, Synthetic chemistry, RSL, Verification, CDL and Biologics. The Scientist III 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

 Help develop Standard Operating Procedures and policies in ARD Lab

 Coordinate with Quality Assurance staff to ensure the implementation of corrective actions

 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.

Basic Qualifications

 M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry / Organic Chemistry, from a well‐recognized University in India or abroad and required not less than 6 ‐8 years’ experience in handling the NMR spectrometer.

 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

Preferred Qualifications

 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 qNMR, 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.

USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

· Comprehensive individual and family health insurance plans

· Annual Master Health check-up plans

· Generous paid holidays, vacation leave

· Transportation services for office commute.

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods 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.

Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards

Job Type Full-Time