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Analytical R&D Research Associate

  • Ref: 298780
  • Type: Long Term Contract
  • Location: Parsippany, NJ
  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Analytical R&D Research Associate (generic pharma)

Your role:

Working somewhat independently provides analytical support of new formulation development samples of Solid Oral Dosage forms. The primary focus will be to support the physical (particle size, viscosity, etc.) and chemical (dissolution, assay, content uniformity, related compounds etc.) characterization of internally developed SOD formulations and Reference Listed Drug products. and formulation testing, accurately and concisely documents data, and reports results.

Job Duties

  • Perform routine sample analysis requiring general laboratory skills such as weighing, pipetting, titration, and basic operation of laboratory instrumentation
  • Perform various analytical testing, including by Dissolution, HPLC, UV and GC following established testing procedures for raw materials, finished products, and/or stability samples
  • Comprehend and follow approved test methods accurately in the performance of sample analysis to ensure adherence to “Right-the First Time” philosophy
  • Perform analysis with a practical understanding of the test procedure and instrument operation
  • Use available software to control instrumentation, collect data, process and calculate results, and report results
  • Perform testing to evaluate physical characteristics of raw materials and finished products
  • With input from laboratory management, organize work schedule to complete assigned tasks efficiently and on schedule
  • Maintain accurate record of analysis, following all company good documentation practices.
  • Perform job functions in a safe manner consistent with site safety practices and regulatory (e.g. – OSHA) requirements
  • Prepare test solutions, reagents, and samples used in analysis


  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biology or related discipline
  • 1-3 years experience for MS or 2-5 years experience for BS in a pharmaceutical development laboratory environment

Experience & Skills Required

  • Hands on experience using traditional analytical techniques.
  • Understanding of cGXP requirements preferred
  • Organization, communication and interpersonal skills.

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