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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Scientist I, RSE 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. Part of this commitment includes an emphasis on professional development of all staff and leadership training for managers. These include advancing core competencies such as Inclusive Management Style, Coaching/Mentorship and Adaptive Leadership to name a few.

Brief Job Overview

This is a non-supervisory position in Reference Standard Evaluation (RSE) department, responsible for oversight and successful implementation and completion of chemical information activities pertaining to a portfolio of reference materials including USP Reference Standards, Analytical Reference Materials (ARMs), Pharmaceutical Analytical Impurities (PAIs), Extractable and Leachable (E&L) or any other physical materials USP intend to develop. This incumbent is responsible for coordination of activities within and across other USP divisions. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Chemical Information group, translational informatics team, Product Management group, reference standards scientist, documentary standards scientists, quality assurance, materials program management etc. The candidate will populate internal spread sheets and/or databases by assessing the available public and USP-internal chemical information for the physical materials that are intended to be developed as USP products. The candidate is responsible for developing USP items names using conventional approaches and ensuring the accuracy of chemical information to other used in USP internal and public-facing documents. The incumbent will involve in requesting CAS numbers as needed.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

The position is expected to contribute to all activities related to chemical information including trivial names, chemical names, CAS numbers, molecular weights, molecular formulas etc. for all physical reference materials.

  • Responsible for managing the chemical information in USP internal and customer-facing documents.

  • Reviewing the data package from material suppliers.

  • Responsible for populating the spread sheets and/or databases with chemical information.

  • Ensures accuracy of the chemical information for all materials.

  • Removing availability of trivial names and chemical information as the bottleneck for physical materials.

  • Managing chemical information changes.

  • Performs and participate in other related duties as assigned.

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. in Organic Chemistry or related field with 7 to 10 years working experience in synthetic organic chemistry lab.

  • MS in Organic Chemistry or related field with 11 to 13 years of work experience in synthetic organic chemistry lab.

  • Thorough understanding rules for naming chemical materials including trivial names.

  • Must have Familiarity with Chemical abstract service, requesting CAS numbers.

  • Must have Familiarity with IUPAC(International union pure and applied chemistry) naming conventions and able to evaluate IUPAC name independently.

  • Familiarity of chiral synthesis and naming of chiral molecules and knowledge of other stereochemical aspects of nomenclature.

Additional Desired Preferences

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Familiarity with INN/ USAN/ GSRS database /UNII, Inch Ikey, SMILES.

  • Ability to operate independently where appropriate yet understand when to escalate issues and how to establish effective working relationships.

  • Project Management skills. Must have ability to prioritize and manage multiple, concurrent projects in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with changing deadlines and priorities.

  • Able to work flexible hours when needed to meet the project timelines.

  • Strong skills in troubleshooting and solving technical problems.

  • Experience with, and knowledge of the USP-NF is preferred.

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