Performs professional, technical laboratory functions with versatile capabilities throughout the laboratory. Serves as a technical resource in the laboratory providing scientific expertise and problem solving skills.
Education / Experience:
Minimum of four years of experience with a Bachelor degree in chemistry or related scientific field required. Alternately, three to six years of experience with a Master degree in chemistry or related scientific field. Alternately, zero to three years of experience with a PhD in chemistry or related scientific field. Broad knowledge of scientific principles, methods, chromatographic analysis, analytical methods (i.e. HPLC, GC, Dissolution) and a good understanding of separation theories. Where appropriate the candidate must have broad knowledge in all types of compendia testing (USP, EP, JP, BP) and wet chemistry techniques. Good written English and verbal communication skills. Must be highly organized and able to work under pressure. Must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Must be computer literate with knowledge in all Microsoft business applications. A strong background in scientific software such as Waters Corp. Empower and LIMS is a plus.
Judgment / Decision Making:
Duties are performed under general direction toward broad assignments with periodic reviews. Duties are performed within framework of departmental or functional protocol requiring a high degree of original thinking.
A laboratory environment with exposure to chemicals, caustics, fumes, heat, and odors. Carelessness could result in minor injury.
Visual acuity and manual dexterity required to operate computer, analytical instrumentation, sample preparation and proofread documents. Majority of time spent sitting and walking. Occasionally required to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.