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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (Senior) Chemical Informatics Content Mgr in Rockville, Maryland

(Senior) Chemical Informatics Content Mgr

Research & Innovation

Rockville, MD



This hands-on, individual contributor is responsible for product development, editing, publishing, externally facing USP electronic chemical information and associated products. The individual will work in the new Digital & Innovation Division with the Translational Informatics team, along with partners in Global Science and Standards and Global Information Services to ensure that USP delivers high quality digital content that can be integrated into external stakeholder digital environments (e.g., Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Lab Notebooks, Methods Databases, and other platforms commonly used for storage and exchange of analytical chemistry data).

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains machine-readable content related to chemical information (names, structures, molecular weights), impurities, etc., as well as content related to monographs and tests found in the USP/USP-NF

  • Ensures accurate maintenance of content through translational / ETL processes from compendial to machine-readable forms.

  • Works with technical and science teams to create requirements and/or enhance tooling for chemical information as to ensure functional adequacy, scientific accuracy, and timely publication

  • Creates and documents editorial rules and SOPs as needed

  • Represents USP in relevant external meetings and committees with other consortiums, standards setting bodies, government agencies, etc.

  • Monitors external data sources for internal data alignment (e.g. USAN, FDA-approved drugs, RxNorm/DailyMed feeds)

  • Works with manager to develop and track progress along accurate project plans defining approach, timelines, and deliverables

  • Seeks and flags opportunities to enhance impact of existing data, including through integration with other internal or external data sets

Basic Qualifications

Editorial and Content Manager

  • MS in Cheminformatics, MS in Chemistry with concentration in Informatics, or Bio-/chem-informatics, or related field

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in R&D lab, QA/QC lab, or software development in the appropriate domain

Senior Editorial and Content Manager

  • PhD in Cheminformatics, PhD in Chemistry with concentration in Informatics, or Bio-/chem-informatics, or related field

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in R&D lab, QA/QC lab, or software development in the appropriate domain

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with classifications and ontologies used to represent analytical chemistry methods, chemical information, and experimental information such as Allotrope Foundational Ontology, Bioassay Ontology, etc.

  • Experience in digital product quality assurance and data governance

  • Familiarity with drug vocabulary standards and classifications such as RxNorm, UNII, FDA Establish Pharmacologic Classes (EPC), etc.

  • Experience in data quality and data governance

  • Experience in using software to edit, version, publish, and evaluate quality of controlled terminologies and/or classifications

  • Experience with tools such as Python, Unix, R Studio, Tableau, MySQL/Oracle, Protégé, or other tools and software as to query and analyze unstructured or structured data

  • Ability to communicate end-user requirements to software developers to enhance technical platforms

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong people skills and organizational skills

  • Excellent communications skills, including both verbal and written

  • Ability to present and impart knowledge to diverse audiences, including technical and non-technical ones

Supervisory Responsibilities


USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 14 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

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 Research & Innovation