The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Scientist III, Compendial Development Laboratory (Foods) in Hyderabad, India

Scientist III, Compendial Development Laboratory (Foods)

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Job Description

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.

This is a non-supervisory position in in the Compendial Development Laboratory (CDL) within Global Laboratory Operations. The incumbent will be responsible for performing USP/NF/FCC method development and method validation projects and maintaining safety and GLP environment in the lab. This position is a component of USP’s core business and the incumbent is expected to support monograph modernization initiatives.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Literature search for the USP/FCC/NF projects

  • To ensure the projects requirements by coordinating with the Group Leader.

  • To involve in project execution, method development and validation of USP/ FCC/NF projects.

  • To ensure the knowledge on food samples preparation and different extraction procedures.

  • Working knowledge on food ingredients and Food products for method development and Validation

  • Provided effective technical and scientific expertise regarding food analytical development

  • Engage in project planning, execution, method development and validation of projects according to set standards as USP general chapters, guidelines, SOPs and protocols.

  • Ensure the project updates are provided to the supervisor on regularly.

  • To coordinate with Group Leader to complete the USP/ FCC/NF projects within timelines.

  • Responsible for preparation and review of SOPs, protocols, reports etc.

  • Responsible for review of the records and documents.

  • To 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.

  • To indent the required glass ware, chemicals and columns for the USP/FCC/NF projects.

  • To maintain GLP & safety procedures while working in Lab.

Required Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry (Food technology / Food science/Analytical / Organic) or Pharmaceutical Sciences with 5-7 years of experience.

  • Exceptional breadth of food industry experience is preferable.

  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills required.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with diplomacy and enthusiasm.

  • Technical and analytical skills required including the ability to interpret technical information.

  • Must have hands on experience in working with chemical methods and handling instruments like HPLC, UHPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS, IC, ICP-OES/MS, FTIR, UV-Visible.

  • Should have fair understanding of GLP regulations and exposed to external regulatory audits

Required Experience

  • Possess a fine understanding of USP/NF/FCC monographs/general chapters/general notices.

  • Exposure to GMP/GLP/QMS environment and documentation procedures and champions the data integrity.

  • Should be capable of performing analytical method developments and method validations using modern techniques and protocols.

  • Good analytical skills in handling method development and Validations for Food ingredients and food products.

  • Should have exposure to GMP/GLP environment and documentation procedures.

  • Awareness of ISO/IEC 17025 is desirable.

Job Location

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Position Type


Job Category Scientific