Scientist I/II/III

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Employer
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
May 15, 2018
Closes
May 26, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
This is a non-supervisory, technical position in USP's Compendial Development Laboratory (CDL). In this role, the Scientist I/II/III is responsible for working on technical problems in analytical chemistry related to the development and validation of specific methods that directly support monograph creation/revisions to the various USP compendia. This work includes development and/or validation of analytical procedures supporting the identity, strength, and purity of the drug substance or drug product. The Scientist I/II/III has a broad range of experience in various analytical techniques in the laboratory and can troubleshoot, possibly lead, and provide input on difficult projects, while drawing independent conclusions about the results. He or she will make advances in science, processes, and internal capability that result in new or improved scientific expertise in the laboratory. The Scientist I/II/III may execute 90%-100% of their work at the bench level. Roles and Responsibilities: Demonstrates solid scientific approach to analysis in the laboratory; Routinely applies personal experience, academic training, and technical insights to solve technical problems; Conducts method development and validation of analytical procedures according to USP and international standards; Perform all experimental activities and provide input on/draw conclusions required to evaluate proposed compendial procedures and reference materials; Records experimental data, ensuring clear and accurate transcription of results and calculations; Assists and/or conducts planning of experiments required for all projects, as well as interprets and evaluates data; Energetically participates and coordinates activities with laboratory teams and internal customers to execute technical tasks and communicate results of work; Executes all testing and analysis of data with excellence and essentially no errors; Demonstrates a strong desire to continue learning and grow personal capability; Participates and/or presents at internal and external scientific meetings; Pursues, recommends, and implements new approaches or processes to improve laboratory operations; Troubleshoots lab problems independently or with minimal assistance Positively influences project direction by ensuring own work is congruent with overall direction of the customer and laboratory team Basic Qualifications Scientist I Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with two years of relevant experience. In limited circumstances, an equivalent combination of training or special scientific accomplishments is acceptable in lieu of the years of relevant experience or Master's degree in a scientific discipline Scientist II Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with four years of relevant experience. In limited circumstances, an equivalent combination of training or special scientific accomplishments is acceptable in lieu of the years of relevant experience. or Master's degree in a scientific discipline with two years of relevant experience. In limited circumstances, an equivalent combination of training or special scientific accomplishments is acceptable in lieu of the years of relevant experience. Scientist III Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with seven years of relevant experience. In limited circumstances, an equivalent combination of training or special scientific accomplishments is acceptable in lieu of the years of relevant experience. or Master's degree in a scientific discipline with five years of relevant experience. In limited circumstances, an equivalent combination of training or special scientific accomplishments is acceptable in lieu of the years of relevant experience. or Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline. Preferred Qualifications Working knowledge of separation analyses such as liquid and gas chromatography, as well as other general analytical chemistry principles. Must have excellent project organization skills and the capability to plan and conduct research independently. Possesses the skills to anticipate, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems. Highly motivated individual with excellent technical writing and excellent oral communication skills. Well developed interpersonal, negotiation, and listening skills. Must possess the ability to multi-task and to work effectively with a team Takes personal responsibility to ensure work is delivered on time and is the highest possible quality. Experience working in the compendial, pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry strongly preferred. Experience working with Empower chromatography software is a plus. Experience working with dietary, herbal and / or natural product samples a plus. Supervisory Responsibilities None USP offers an impressive benefits package, including: Generous paid time off - 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family) The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP's drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries. Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

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