Analytical Scientist - Devens (Billerica)


: $104,950.00 - $149,600.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Responsible for the design, development, qualification, validation, and implementation of analytical procedures in support of research, GMP production, and stability testing. The Analytical Scientist is expected to provide quality ideas and contribution to the assigned challenges; mentors junior analysts and offers recommendations and knowledge to other Johnson Matthey staff.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops efficient and selective analytical procedures (with emphasis on HPLC, GC, GC-MS and LC-MS) for assigned projects.
  • Prepares qualification and validation protocols and reports for analytical procedures and instrumentation.
  • Performs method qualification, validation, and sample analysis; reviews data packages.
  • Documents all analyses per SOPs.
  • Prepares high quality written documentations (notebooks, SOPs, and analytical procedures) and assists with regulatory documentation.
  • Troubleshoots analytical instrumentation.
  • Communicates effectively in verbal and written form on research results and plans.
  • Acts as a technical consultant for other staff at JMPS.
  • Volunteers to assist with task not directly related to a specific project and independently applies scientific knowledge (both theoretical and practical) for the resolution of analytical challenges.
  • Demonstrates initiative in handling responsibilities.
  • Contributes to the technical growth of the department and company.
  • Leads internal or external project, interacts with clients.
  • Participates in self-development activities.
  • To carry out any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
  • Are you the ideal candidate?

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent.
  • MS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 6 years experience in a GMP environment.
  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years experience in a GMP environment.
  • Experience with HPLC, GC, GC-MS, LC-MS, IC, spectroscopy, and wet chemistry.
  • Experience in method development and validation for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
  • Experience with titrations, KF, NMR, UV-VIS, FTIR, DSC and TGA.
  • Experience mentoring staff members in an analytical department.
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Effective communication with clients.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English-language chemical periodicals, scientific journals, and regulatory documents.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and independent lead and analytical portion of a research program.
  • Ability to successfully work with interdepartmental teams.

  • Associated topics: antibody, disease, immunoassay, injury, medical, nutritionist, patient, pharmacology, transfection, vaccine * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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