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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Scientist III, ARD in Hyderabad, India


Brief Job Overview

This is a non-supervisory position in USP-India’s Analytical Research & Development Laboratory. In this role, the Scientist - III works on projects including Analytical Method Development for in process samples for synthetic chemistry. The Scientist III performs a variety of non-routine and routine analytical tests, maintains safety & GLP environment in the lab including evaluation of reference standards, development/validation (as per requirement) of official methods, stability studies and research projects in analytical chemistry.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

  • Support to reaction monitoring, scale up and final analysis of samples as per monograph / in-house procedures including method development if required. Prepare development reports for Synthetic Support projects (USPNF and PAI). Involve in project acceptance & approvals. Execute projects per the approved test protocols if assigned.

  • Responsible for preparation of SOPs, protocols, reports, etc. Ensure the projects requirements by coordinating with the Purchasing department. Responsible for preparation of the records and documents. Ensure that the calibrations of the equipment’s are performed as per the schedule

  • Prepare, execute, and complete IQ/OQ/PQ of new instruments. Indent the required glass ware, chemicals, and columns for the ARD projects. Maintain GLP & implement safety procedures while working in Lab. Perform other Projects whenever free from ARD activities. Perform other duties as assigned

  • Preparation and planning for ISO-9001 certification/recertification by participating actively, verification of protocols and related documents and take an active role in the internal as well as external QA audits and address the audit issues in a timely manner. Taking up any other additional responsibilities assigned by supervisor on a proactive basis and allotting additional responsibilities to the reporting staff in consultation with the supervisor. Participates in USP cross-functional teams as appropriate.

  • Practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging principles at USP India.

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:

  • MSc. in Analytical Chemistry / Organic Chemistry, from a well-recognized University in India or abroad and required not less than 5-7 years’ experience or Ph.D. with 0-2 years of experience in Analytical lab.

  • Must have hands on experience in working with chemical methods and handling instruments like HPLC, GC, FTIR, UV-Visible, wet chemistry, etc.

  • Experience in analytical testing and development with focus on process analytical chemistry. Exposure to GMP/GLP environment and documentation procedures required.

  • Ability to perform analytical method developments and method validations as and when required.

  • A comprehensive understanding of the science involved in the development of synthetic organic molecules and analytical chemistry.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills are required.

Additional Desired Preferences

  • Knowledge of handling LCMS, GCMS, IC and ICP-MS will be added advantage.

  • General chapter information, ELN, Empower and NuGenesis will be added advantage.

  • Able to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers. Preferably familiar with electronic notebook documentation of experimental procedures.

  • Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to function in a team-oriented environment are necessary.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):

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

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