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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Scientist III /Scientist IV/ Senior Scientist I in Rockville, Maryland

Description

This is a non-supervisory, technical position in USP’s Reference Standard Laboratory. In this role, the incumbent is responsible for designing and executing experiments supporting Reference Standards evaluations and product investigations. This work includes development, execution and/or validation of complex analytical procedures supporting the identity, strength, and purity of the evaluated material. The incumbent may execute 60% - 80% of their work at the bench level. He/She has experience is recognized as having extensive knowledge and experience in a broad range of analytical techniques or is a subject matter expert in a specific area in the laboratory. He/She can direct, troubleshoot, and share insights on complex projects, while drawing independent conclusions about the results and determines how to proceed with the project. They closely collaborate with other scientists and/or other USP personnel to design the most effective experimental plan, data collection and review. He/She will actively perform testing at the bench and/or be responsible for reviewing collected data as well as ensuring the project is completed in a timely manner.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Routinely applies personal experience, academic training, and technical insights – including emerging sciences – to solve highly complex technical problems within the laboratory.

  • Works independently and may direct others to develop and validate methodologies for the analysis of drug substances, drug products, dietary substances, and excipients.

  • Demonstrates solid scientific approach to analysis in the laboratory.

  • Troubleshoots difficult/unusual lab problems independently; assists others with troubleshooting.

  • Provides technical oversight to laboratory scientists, by reviewing data, plans and reports.

  • Directs the planning of research and development required for all projects; reviews literature; acts as a resource to others in the planning of projects and analysis of results.

  • Executes analytical testing when assigned.

  • Works with the other team members to develop effective testing plans and experimental designs.

Basic Qualifications

Scientist III

  • PhD. in Science, or

  • M.S. in Science and 4 years of relevant laboratory experience, or

  • B.A. /B.S. in Science and 8 years of relevant laboratory experience

  • Experience with HPLC and GC.

Scientist IV

  • PhD. in Science and 2 years of relevant laboratory experience, or

  • M.S. in Science and 6 years of relevant laboratory experience, or

  • B.A. /B.S. in Science and 8 years of relevant laboratory experience

  • Experience with LCMS and GCMS.

Sr. Sci I

  • PhD. in Science and 5 years of relevant laboratory experience, or

  • M.S. in Science and 7 years of relevant laboratory experience, or

  • B.A. /B.S. in Science and 10 years of relevant laboratory experience

  • Experience with LCMS and GCMS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • The ability to influence without direct authority.

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.

  • Good understanding of chromatographic analyses, as well as other general analytical chemistry principles.

  • Skills to anticipate, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems.

  • Experience in development, execution and/or validation of complex analytical procedures

  • Experience in conducting accelerated drug stability testing.

  • Experience in managing product investigations.

  • Skills to establish testing plans and experimental designs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This is a hands-on laboratory position with no supervisory responsibilities.

COVID-19 Provisions

The following COVID-19 provisions will apply to selected candidate(s) hired:

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1 st , 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards

Job Type Full-Time

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