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

  • 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

Basic Qualifications

  • Sc. 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.

  • 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 Guidelines is a requirement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient with pharmaceutical testing requirements involving compendial methods for reference materials.

  • Expert in HPLC and GC analysis and troubleshooting, proficient in other related analytical instrumentation (IR, KF, UV, and thermal analysis techniques etc.).

  • Knowledge of handling LCMS and GCMS will be added advantage

  • Working knowledge of computer applications, such as MS Word and MS Excel are required.

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

  • 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.

  • General chapter information Empower and NuGenesis will be preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards

Job Type Full-Time