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Job: Scientist, Alcami, Wilmington, NC

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Job location:
Wilmington, NC  28405 United States
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Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Position Summary

A Scientist is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by performing analytical routine and non-routine testing in support of pharmaceutical product development or pharmaceutical manufacturing. A Scientist will routinely lead method development/method validation projects.  HPLC and/or GC based methodologies are commonly employed in the described testing.  Other key methodologies applied include: titrations UV, AA, IR. Test methods employed may be compendial (i.e. USP, EP) or proprietary (client supplied or developed by The Company). The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.


Essential Functions

  • Combination of basic and advanced skills in multiple techniques, to include: residual solvents, assays (potencies, related substances), elemental impurities, moisture content, identification, and various other wet chemistry based measurements.

  • Achieves results by solving problems of a diverse scope.

  • Drives initiatives outside of standard work function.

  • Evaluates and interprets  data.

  • Analyzes information for technical correctness and accuracy.

  • Understands the theoretical basis of methods/experiments.

  • Writes methods, test procedures, protocols and reports.

  • Maintains working knowledge of instrumentation, equipment, and scientific methodologies necessary to perform assigned tasks.

  • Maintains a safe, clean, and organized work environment free of safety hazards.

  • Safely handles potent compounds.

  • Leads investigations and root cause analysis.

  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or equivalent with 5-7 years of experience or Master’s degree with 3-5 years of experience required.

  • 2+ years of experience in Pharmaceutical, CDMO, or cGMP preferred.  


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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills required.

  • Excellent detail orientation and organizational skills required.

  • Excellent problem-solving and basic trouble-shooting ability required.

  • Excellent knowledge of Laboratory equipment and safety required.

  • Expert knowledge of Laboratory Documentation is required.

  • Working knowledge of cGMP in a pharmaceutical or regulated environment preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.


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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(Job number: 4035882)
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