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Job: Chemist II, Alcami, Morrisville, NC

General Information

Job title:
Chemist II
Job location:
Morrisville, NC  27560 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Position Summary

The position is responsible for providing technical and scientific support in developing, validating, and executing analytical testing.  This position will collaborate with cross-functional teams and will work side-by-side with other scientists and professionals to drive the scientific agenda. 


Essential Functions

  • Takes a central role in performing protocol driven work in the testing of small molecules in pharmaceutical products.

  • Performs analytical method development utilizing a variety of instrumentation.

  • Leads effectively other chemists to perform large tasks.

  • Writes and reviews method validation protocols, reports, SOPs, investigations, test methods and specifications.

  • Assists with root cause identification, deviations, change controls, corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).

  • Effectively uses various laboratory software packages (Empower3, ProCal, Master Control, ELN, etc.)

  • Identifies and leads improvement opportunities to enhance LEAN culture and infrastructure.

  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert in support of management interaction with clients.

  • Performs peer review and verification of raw data. 

  • Mentors junior chemists.

  • Supports development of LIMS templates. 

  • Performs additional duties as required and assigned by management.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Chemistry with 6 years related experience, or equivalent education, experience and training; Master's degree with 4 years related experience; Doctorate Degree with 2 years related experience knowledge.

  • Proficiency in small molecule testing using HPLC/UPLC, GC, dissolution, wet chemistry and other testing methods.

  • Experience in a cGMP environment is required. Knowledge of USP, Ph.Eur., FDA, and ICH requirements as they apply to production and testing of drug substances and drug products is preferred.

  • Candidate must possess the ability to develop and optimize methods on the fly and have the ability to change directions quickly.

  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems; ability to look beyond the standard solutions.


Alcami Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.

  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety-first culture.

  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.

  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.


Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.

  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.

  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.

  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.

  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.

  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.


Functional Competencies

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.?? 

  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.? 

  • Able to work independently, along with ability to work well within a team. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 

  • Prior experience with LIMS is preferred. 


Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% travel required.


What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities

  • Profit sharing bonus plan

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave

  • Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances


Job Requirements

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