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Scientist, Quality Associate Sr.

Your Role: 


You will be responsible for in-process testing and final product testing.  You will be responsible for the routine analysis of samples in the Quality Control department and all related cGMP paperwork. Analysis involves the use of HPLC, GC, KF, DSC, TGA, IR, MS, NMR and XRPD among other tests and instruments. This position is also responsible for assisting with method qualification/validation, writing protocols and standard operating procedures.  Other responsibilities include participation in process improvement initiatives, working in a team environment, maintaining a clean and safe work area, and supporting the department in maintaining the laboratory in an audit ready state. This position, like all positions at SAFC, will require a willingness to contribute to the overall success of the company by assisting in many areas beyond specific job duties.


  • Work on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  
  • Exercise judgment within generally defined procedures and practices to select technique for obtaining solutions.
  • Solve problems and make decisions with assistance.
  • Write stability protocols, maintain stability chambers/programs, review/manage stability reports, interact with customers to support stability program as needed.
  • Assist with development of testing methods to support cleaning verification program, validate or verify methods, and perform cleaning verification as needed.
  • Perform preliminary review of analytical data for accuracy and quality.
  • Help train new or less experienced personnel on procedures, analytical techniques, and methodologies.
  • Meet with internal project groups to keep projects on track.
  • Maintain projects and timelines with minimal oversight.
  • Perform method validations/qualifications/transfers and write technical reports as needed.
  • Perform instrument calibration (IQ/OQ/PQ/PM) and routine equipment maintenance/repair as needed.
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques during analytical testing for raw materials, in-process, final products, intermediates, and stability samples. Recognize problems with analytical test results or method performance and take appropriate steps to address them. Testing will involve the use of HPLC, GC, KF, DSC, TGA, IR, MS, NMR and XRPD among other tests and instruments.
  • Participate in OOS and OOT investigations via testing and good documentation. 
  • Apply good problem-solving skills to thoroughly investigate deviations, identify root causes, and propose appropriate corrective/preventive actions with assistance from supervisor.
  • Perform requalification of reference standards and maintain reference standard inventory/documentation.
  • Write and revise SOPs including raw material, intermediate, and final product specifications.
  • Document testing properly and in a timely fashion, including keeping laboratory notebooks accurate and up to date.
  • Work cooperatively within the QC department and with other departments to achieve project goals.
  • Work in compliance with effective procedures and regulatory requirements outlined in ICH Q7 and 21 CFR Parts 11, 210 and 211 as applicable
  • Work in a safe manner and maintain the cleanliness of the work environment.
  • Work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, and other regulatory agency guidelines.


Physical Attributes:


  • Regularly sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, or crawl for extended periods of time
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds unassisted and capable of pushing and pulling heavy materials to complete assignments.  May lift more poundage with assistance
  • Utilize speaking, hearing, tasting, and smelling
  • Utilize close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Environmental conditions:  Work near moving mechanical parts.  Frequently wear appropriate protective gear (hard hats, lab coats, safety glasses/goggles, chemical resistant sleeves, gloves, safety shoes) and other personal protective equipment “PPE” to protect from toxic or corrosive chemicals in the forms of liquids, solids, vapors, or airborne particles
  • Work with highly potent/hazardous materials requiring the use of proper PPE, which could include half/full face respirators


Shift:  Friday - Sunday 6:30pm-7:00am


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related biological sciences
  • 2+ years in a GLP or cGMP analytical laboratory environment


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent documentation practices
  • Ability to work in analytical testing labs with hazardous and toxic chemicals
  • Knowledge and understanding of organic analytical chemistry
Job Requisition ID:  208831
Location:  Madison
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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