The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Scientist I - Doc Standard in Hyderabad, India
Brief Job Overview
This is a hands-on, non-supervisory, non-laboratory role in the India Biologics department. The incumbent will support the reference standard program within the Global Biologics department. The incumbent in this role will focus on supporting the suitability program, including preparing and reviewing CSU testing protocols, providing technical assistance to testing labs, reviewing analytical data and preparing summary reports to assist in confirming the continued suitability of USP Reference Standards (RS). The incumbent will also participate in the development of replacement and new reference standards in support of USP’s Mission and core business.
How will YOU create an impact here at USP?
Oversees and facilitates the development of standards and solutions to address analytical challenges associated with biological medicines.
Supports day to day operations of the Stability program covering the USP Biologics RS catalog inventory.
Reviews testing history and drafts test protocols for lab submission based off designated testing requirements and schedules.
Assists laboratories to ensure testing is completed accurately and in timely manner.
Reviews laboratory reports, evaluates results and compares to previous data and RS attributes to assess and conclude on RS suitability for use.
Compiles current and historical data and summary assessment into Stability testing and trending reports.
Maintains and updates various databases documenting laboratory data and program determinations on suitability and Stability interval updates.
Supports the RS Laboratory, Quality Assurance and Reference Standard Evaluation with investigation of unexpected stability testing results.
Works collaboratively with various USP departments as needed on test planning, data impact assessments and appropriate determination of next steps.
Reviews protocols and/or reports of other Scientists as assigned by manager.
Responds to stakeholder inquiries pertaining reference 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:
· Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or Biological Sciences . Minimum of five (5) years of post-educational work experience in recombinant therapeutic proteins, peptides and carbohydrates.
· MSc. in Biochemistry, or Biological Sciences with minimum of 10 years of commensurate industrial experience.
Hands-on experience with analytical techniques of recombinant therapeutic proteins, peptides, and carbohydrates, such as HPLC, CE, cIEF, SEC MALS, IC and CD
Ability to write technical reports related to material characterization, references standard evaluations, and method development.
Additional Desired Preferences
Experience with analytical techniques of recombinant therapeutic proteins, peptides, and carbohydrates, such as LC-MS,ELISA, SPR an advanced PCR technology.
Experience in method development and characterization of products and impurities using a variety of physicochemical techniques and biological assays.
Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills required.
Must be able to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
Knowledge of USP products and services highly desirable.
Operates collaboratively at all levels of the organization in a highly technical environment.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to shifting priorities.
Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation and listening skills.
Must possess the ability to multi-task and to work effectively with a team.
Takes personal responsibility to ensure work is delivered on time and is of the highest possible quality.
Experience working in the compendial, pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry strongly preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off and comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial well-being 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 a specific written agreement with USP.
Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards
Job Type Full-Time