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


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

At USP, we value inclusivity for all. We recognize the importance of building an organizational culture with meaningful opportunities for mentorship and professional growth. From the standards we create, to the partnerships we build, to the conversations we foster, we affirm the crucial value of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in building a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare.

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.

Brief Job Overview

If you want to help pharmaceutical researchers improve the quality of drugs, and you have experience developing analytical methods with quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance (qNMR), then the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) wants to talk with you!

We have an immediate opening for a Scientist III in our Digital and Innovation group. This position plays a critical role developing the next-generation analytical and digital technologies for pharmaceutical R&D. The successful applicant will drive product and application development by understanding the technical capabilities of qNMR and quantum mechanics (QM) for chemical analysis, developing validated methods, investigate the potential of non-targeted analysis using solvent solubility and the application of the Life Cycle approach through QbD principles. The successful candidate will also collaborate with on-going studies as appropriate. This is a fixed term position for up to 3 years.

For over 200 years, USP has worked as an independent, scientific nonprofit organization to build trust where it matters most: in the world's medicines, dietary supplements and foods. Through our rigorous science and the public quality standards we set, USP builds trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. With USP’s unique mix of rigorous scientific research, exceptional world-wide brand recognition, and a rapidly evolving suite of digital products and services, the successful applicant can make a tangible contribution to USP’s mission of protecting patient safety and improving the health of people around the world.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

The position's purpose should provide a high-level overview of why the position exists and briefly identify the most critical priorities of the position. This is an opportunity to highlight any features or duties of the role which includes:

  • Perform studies to evaluate the key parameters of NMR and their impact on QM based analysis and qNMR non-target analysis.

  • Develop, optimize, and publish high-quality analytical methods using high-field NMR and qNMR applications; publications may include white papers, application notes, or journal articles;

  • Acquire high resolution qNMR spectra and implement structural elucidation for obtaining chemical structural information to develop QM spectral analysis models;

  • Collaborate in on-going studies to expand the digital NMR spectral database;

  • Provide sound technical guidance on related product development projects to advance qNMR applications and integrate them within USP

  • Manage project tasks, create appropriate work schedules, and create experiment plans;

  • Troubleshoot and resolve method and instrumentation issues and implement risk-mitigating process controls to ensure high data quality;

  • Review, interpret, and evaluate available scientific literature to assist in the landscaping of both high-field and benchtop qNMR applications in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and foods industries;

  • Collaborate with appropriate internal stakeholders and experts from across academia and industry to drive USP’s mission of developing public standards.

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./ M. Pharm. having 6-8 years’ experience in a scientific discipline, with NMR, qNMR and Quantum mechanics along with method development experience.

  • Ph.D. +0 years in a scientific discipline, with NMR, qNMR, Quantum mechanics along with method development experience. or

We especially welcome applications from those who hold historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities. This job description provides a portrait of an ideal candidate. Candidates who possess many, though perhaps not all, qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Additional Desired Preferences

Desired preferences are to showcase any additional preferred levels of expertise to perform the role. Reminder: any items listed in this section are not requirements nor disqualifies for candidate consideration.

  • Experience in performing research towards the development and validation of high-quality analytical methods;

  • Hands-on experience in using NMR (qNMR, quantum mechanics for qNMR modeling and analysis, HPLC, and other appropriate technologies);

  • Capability to plan and conduct rigorous scientific research independently;

  • Skilled in evaluation and interpretation of data;

  • Strong ability to collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to achieve intended outcomes;

  • Ability to multi-task;

  • Skilled in anticipating, troubleshooting, and solving technical problems;

  • Familiarity and ability to execute good laboratory practices (GLP);

  • Detailed oriented with excellent Organizational and Project Management skills;

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written; to communicate complex scientific ideas to non-scientists;

  • Takes personal responsibility to ensure work is delivered on time and is of the highest quality;

  • Knowledge in the design, plan and build guidelines for standardizing spectral library/database is a plus;

  • Knowledge of potential applications of spectral libraries is a plus;

  • Understanding of good manufacturing practices (GMP) is a plus.

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.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible

Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards

Job Type Full-Time