Job Title: Senior Applications Chemist
Date: Nov 2022
Department: Proveris Laboratories
The Senior Applications Chemist combines real pharmaceutical / biotechnology laboratory experience with the desire to enhance customers’ understanding and use of Proveris systems to develop and characterize aerosol and spray delivered drug products. The Senior Applications Chemist is knowledgeable and fully conversant in spray characterization testing, dose content uniformity testing, cascade impaction testing (NGI/ACI), and particle sizing techniques, preferably with experience in metered-dose inhalers, pMDI, nasal and dry powder (DPI) for inhalation products. The Senior Applications Chemist is responsible for all Proveris’ laboratory activities, including performing contract and in-house testing services, developing, organizing, and executing investigative study plans, and assisting in the development and progression of new Proveris’ technologies. The Senior Applications Chemist adds a critical customer’s perspective to our commercial, technical support, and product realization teams and services focused on specific market needs. The Senior Applications Chemist balances laboratory activities in the corporate offices with customer support activities, technical presentations, and field visits to prospective customers. The Senior Applications Chemist is a self-starter and lifelong learner able to assist Proveris’ global customers with application and laboratory needs and to add customer insights to Proveris’ engineering expertise and market knowledge to help define future technologies and professional services for a worldwide customer base developing and producing orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Author technical documents, such as protocols, test methods, test reports, and operating procedures
- Perform a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biological matrices
- Create, define, and execute laboratory experiments for, method development and validation activities
- Review technical documents for accuracy, thoroughness, and regulatory compliance
- Maintain high quality cGMP laboratory documentation in accordance with applicable regulatory guidance and Site SOPs
- May provide technical applications support to our global customers as part of a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers.
- Assist in data analysis and creation of graphical representations using JMP software
- Create interim power point presentations to deliver client data
- Report data accurately per client specifications.
- Develop and deliver technical presentations on Proveris technology.
- May assist in the coordination of laboratory activities
- Train lesser experienced personnel
- May participate with the Product Management Department in product design reviews and pre-release product testing as necessary.
- May publish or present externally
- Demonstrated knowledge of multiple applicable techniques such as: HPLC, LCMS, GC-MS, UV-Vis, FT-IR, Spray Characterization Testing, Inhalation Testing and Biopharmaceutical Testing.
- Proven ability to interpret data by performing trend analysis
- Proven ability in technical writing skills
- Ability to independently develop and validate analytical methods
- Ability to design study plans to meet clients’ needs
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
- High aptitude to learn new systems/software and retain technical information.
- Results focus, with excellent attention to detail, organizational and time management skills, and project management techniques.
- Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written expression and solid listening skills.
- Familiarity with Design of Experiments concepts and statistically oriented multi-variable optimization using JMP, Minitab, or similar software.
- Ability to operate effectively both independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
- Working proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Clickup, project management (e.g., SharePoint), and Mind Mapping software packages.
- B.S. or M.S. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field, with practical laboratory experience required.
- HPLC Method development and validation is desirable
- At least six (6) years in industry; Experience in spray and aerosol characterization techniques is highly desirable.
- Direct laboratory experience in cGMP/GLP.
- Familiarity with regulatory requirements in the spray and aerosol drug delivery area.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Valid driver’s license and passport required for occasional overnight domestic and international travel.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Moderate noise level associated with open office work environment and site conditions. Global travel may present the employee with noise, temperature, and/or humidity that deviates significantly from the level of each one associated with a typical open office environment and site.
- Have ownership of your own performance and success.
- Exemplify leadership.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times in accordance with your signed Confidentiality/Non-Compete Agreement.
- Maintain a professional demeanor in all interactions.
- Maintain a professional appearance with attention to clean, appropriate attire and good grooming practices.
- Heed and practice Proveris’s values and principles.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The statements are also not intended to be a contract or a limitation of responsibilities.
*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.