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Associate Quality Scientist


Your Role: Cherokee Quality Control in St. Louis, MO, supports manufacturing of custom products including active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, and raw materials used within the health care industry.

This scientist position within Quality Control department is responsible to perform analytical testing of test samples of raw materials, intermediates, stability and finished goods per ICH / cGMP / 21CRFR guidelines and regulations.







  • Perform analytical testing of test samples to support commercial API and DP manufacturing.
  • Draft and review analytical method or equipment procedures and protocols as assigned.
  • Perform technical review of assays and other GMP documentation.
  • Works in accordance with current GMPs and demonstrates / champions proper laboratory safety and housekeeping practices.
  • Lead in technical troubleshooting and process improvements to improve laboratory performance.
  • Prepare technical reports as assigned.
  • Manage project milestones for internal and external customers to ensure on quality and on time success.
  • Additional duties as assigned by QC Management.
  • Strong technical writing, root cause analysis and scientific reasoning
  • Experience in lean lab practices and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Chemical environment- Must be able to perform tasks while wearing personal protective equipment such as respirator or chemical protective clothing for extended periods.
  • May require occasional lifting and pushing of up to 40 pounds.

Who You Are


  • The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience performing, reviewing, troubleshooting analytical methods to support bio-organics, protein, or bio-conjugate products.  These techniques may include UV, HPLC, GC, TOC, AA, and wet chemistry techniques. 


Basic Qualifications

  •  BS/BA or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or related life science.




Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of GMP experience in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or similar industry desired
  • Experience in LIMS, TrackWise, Chromelean
  • Strong technical writing, root cause analysis and scientific reasoning







Job Requisition ID:  187736
Location:  St. Louis
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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