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Cambrex High Point Analytical Development, Principal Scientist in Charles City, Iowa

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You Matter to Cambrex.

Cambrex is a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides drug substance, drug product, and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. With more than 40 years of experience and a growing team of over 2,400 professionals servicing global clients, Cambrex is a trusted partner in branded and generic markets for API and dosage form development and manufacturing.

Your Work Matters.

At Cambrex, we strive to build a culture where all colleagues have the opportunity to:

  • engage in work that matters to our customers and the patients they serve

  • learn new skills and enjoy new experiences in an engaging and safe environment

  • strengthen connections with coworkers and the community

    We’re committed to attracting and nurturing a passionate team of valued professionals in our fast-paced and growing company. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, retirement savings and more! Can we make this broader language, so it fits in all markets, e.g., that includes healthcare, life insurance, planning for retirement, and more!

    Your Future Matters.

    Known for our customer-focused scientific and manufacturing excellence, as well as our strong commitment to quality and safety, we offer a range of career and growth opportunities across our global network of locations. Together with our customers, we aim to improve the quality of life for patients around the world. Start a career where You Matter by applying today!

Job Overview

The Principal Scientist will provide technical support for multiple project teams. This individual will evaluate and interpret analytical results, develop, validate and transfer analytical methods for APIs, API intermediates and raw materials. Strict compliance with cGMP guidelines is required to perform most job tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Safely and effectively develop, establish, and validate analytical testing methodologies used to control raw materials, production intermediates, and final products

  • Actively participate in teams assembled to investigate and solve analytical technical issues within Analytical Development, Chemical Development, Process Support Group and Quality Control.

  • Perform analytical chemistry assays based on new and existing methodologies

  • Operate analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, GC/MS, FTIR, Titrator, Particle Size Analyzer

  • Write technical reports to document analytical methods

  • Maintain laboratory notebooks documenting work

  • Maintain compliance with GMP SOPs and DEA regulations

  • Transfer documented analytical methods to the QC and Process Support Group departments

  • Set up new or existing analytical methods for compound identification, purity and potency testing.

  • Coordinate off-site testing as necessary

  • Conduct testing of analytical samples for the Chemical Development Department as needed.

  • Qualify reference materials.

  • May also perform other duties as required.

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements

Education/knowledge requirements

Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field with minimum 6 years of experience or M.S. in Chemistry or related field with minimum 10 years of experience or B.S. degree in Chemistry or related field with 14 years of experience in lab environment, pharmaceutical experience preferred.

Demonstrated ability to transfer processes to commercial scale manufacturing.

Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a diverse team environment are essential.

Position COMPETENCIES:

Analytical Chemistry Knowledge : Beginning to demonstrate an understanding of advanced theories in Analytical Chemistry and method development.

Cross Discipline Knowledge: Higher level understanding of the principles of cross-functional departments, including organic chemistry and engineering.

GMP/Regulatory Knowledge: D emonstrated understanding of industrial GMP and practical application to Cambrex programs; Some ability to provide feedback to clients re: clinical strategy.

Instrumentation: Advanced knowledge of HPLC, GC, MS, and ability to train and troubleshoot problems with equipment (and help others).

Communication: Good written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate with clients without manager supervision.

Problem Solving: Strong demonstration of problem solving, ability to lead investigations.

Time Management: Able to maintain timeline of key activities and use time efficiently; ability to handle projects without supervision though requires regular check in with manager.

Leadership: Regularly seeks to share ideas and learning across the group/site; pushes new initiatives from the ground up.

Technical Documentation and Review: Ability to author and review key technical documents with minimal RFT errors. Can write new SOP with manager assistance.

External Influence: Ability to lead project teams and steer clients to desired outcomes; ability to work with management to develop key local laboratory-based initiatives.

Industry Credibility and Rapport: Recognized scientific leader within the Cambrex organization, locally and possibly beginning to extend to other sites.

Operational Excellence: Actively participates in key operational excellence initiatives.

Change Orientation: Active participation and support for implementation of Cambrex system level changes/initiatives.

Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Cambrex Charles City offers an extraordinary opportunity, a competitive salary, and an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision care and prescription, life, LTD, STD; 401(k) with employer match; tuition reimbursement; and the ‘Arthur I. Mendolia Scholarship Program.’ Relocation assistance will be offered for this position.

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