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Research Scientist, Analytical Chemistry At BioVectra Inc.


Charlottetown, Pe

Job Description

BioVectra Inc. is a leading bio-science business in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bioreagents.
BioVectra Inc . has an opening for a Research Scientist, Analytical Chemistry . This is a permanent, full-time position located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The candidate will be responsible for:
Carrying out literature searches to evaluate currently known analytical methods and preparing analytical research and development plans

Developing project plans and provide updates on analytical projects that relate to product characterization.

Developing and validating modern analytical methodologies applying high pressure liquid chromatography: gas chromatography, ultraviolet spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, etc.

Maintaining, calibrating and troubleshooting analytical equipment

Understanding and evaluating analytical methods suitable for in process formulation testing and final product release

Writing quality control procedures, cGMP protocols and reports

Transferring technology to technical staff, as a member of the project team working effectively with both the R&D and Quality Control groups

Design analytical methods and validation protocols that are in compliance with ICH and FDA guideline

Preparing purified analytical standards

Training and supervising summer students if needed

The successful candidate for this position should have:
B.Sc. in chemistry with minimum 5 years analytical chemistry experience in pharmaceutical industry

M.Sc. or PhD. would be considered an asset

Expert knowledge of high pressure liquid chromatography and column chemistry for method development and method validation of small drug molecules, lipid and polymers

Strong background in analytical methodology including: IR, UV, NMR GC, Mass Spec, GPC, XRD and thermal analysis Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite, chemical drawing software as well as the ability to perform online chemical database searches.

Experience in bioanalytical chemistry considered an asset

Good understanding of ICH, FDA, and USP guidelines is essential, including the ability to apply the guidelines in context of the stage of pharmaceutical development

Knowledge of cGMP guidelines and regulatory requirements for API's and drug products

Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills

BioVectra offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested candidates are asked to apply by choosing the "Apply Now" button below.
Closing Date: October 1st, 2018
We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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