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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Technical Associate, Reference Standard Lab in Hyderabad, India


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.

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Brief Job Overview

This is a non-supervisory position in Reference Standard Laboratory responsible for performing the required tests as part of the project and maintaining the GLP environment in the Laboratory. The incumbent will utilize his or her technical expertise, knowledge of pharmaceutical analysis in collaborative testing, efficient and effective laboratory operations.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

  • Executes all testing and analysis of data with excellence and essentially no errors

  • Supporting Verification, GPH, PQM, stability and other departmental teams in terms of testing and project review whenever needed.

  • Responsible for sample archival, sample tracking and chemical inventory tracking in the laboratory.

  • Coordination with group leader to ensure completion of the projects allotted to the team.

  • Completing the project as per the timelines and troubleshoot the scientific aspects of the projects on need basis.

  • Responsible for performing the calibration of the equipment as per the schedule.

  • Responsible for preparing, executing, and completing IQ/OQ/PQ of new instruments.

  • Ensuring that the chemicals and column etc. are available for the projects and forward the purchase requisitions.

  • Taking up any additional responsibilities assigned by Supervisor from time to time.

  • Ensure all lab safety and GLP practices are maintained in the lab and participate actively in the internal and external audits and certification. 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:The candidate must have strong analytical chemistry knowledge. Must demonstrate self-motivation, independent work habits, computer competency, and ability to apply education and experience to work. Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills. Able to establish and nurture relationships with individuals of varying backgrounds, cultures and learning styles.

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or Pharmacy. Experience:

  • 0 to 1 years with relevant laboratory experience.

  • Must have the basic theoretical knowledge on different analytical techniques used in pharmaceutical testing like Water determination, Loss on drying, Residue on Ignition, Titrations, Spectroscopic analysis (UV, IR etc.,) and Chromatographic techniques (TLC and HPLC).

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical testing requirements and test protocols involving compendial methods for reference materials (USP compendia, ICH guidelines, FDA regulations etc.).

  • Must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • 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

  • Knowledge in other related analytical instruments (GC, Thermal, Elemental analysis, Mass analyzers etc.), Electronic Laboratory Notebook, ERP, QR coding system will be an added advantage.

  • Understanding monograph procedures and participating in compendial methods for reference materials (USP, FCC, NF, etc.).

  • Prior experience in a high-volume pharmaceutical manufacturing QC laboratory or Analytical R&D, or a contract pharmaceutical analytical laboratory testing organization is a plus.

  • Awareness of GLP regulations, QMS, ISO/IEC 17025 and exposure to external regulatory audits is desirable.

  • Ability to embrace and lead change. Extremely adaptable. Supervisory Responsibilities

  • NoneNote: 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