Quality Control Chemist
Neos Therapeutics, Inc. - Grand Prairie, TX

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Neos Therapeutics® is a privately owned drug development company with an exciting portfolio of innovative and unique technologies suitable for prescription, over-the counter and veterinary products in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Our technologies have delivered a strong proprietary product portfolio of commercially available drugs in highly desirable dosage forms: Controlled release oral disintegrating tablets (ODT) and Controlled release liquids.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the chemical and physical analysis of raw materials, intermediate products and final product to ensure conformity to standards and specifications. Duties include performing quality control assays, assisting in validation, establishing specifications, and writing Standard Operating Procedures. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, instrumentation and procedures in pharmaceutical development and GMP. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Essential Job Functions:

 Testing of raw materials, bulk products, finished products, and stability samples.
 Testing of liquids, tablets, and capsules for dietary supplements, medical foods, and pharmaceutical drug products.
 Testing of R&D samples related to product development efforts.
 Development of analytical methods for eventual QC release testing of active ingredients, intermediates, and finished products.  Conducting literature search on compounds of interest to identify suitable methods and any associated impurities / degradation products / related substances.
 Validation of analytical methods for QC release testing of active ingredients, intermediates, and finished products.
 Writing Method Validation Protocols, Method Validation Reports, and Test Methods.
 Operation and maintenance of lab equipment including, but not limited to, analytical balances, pH meter, HPLC, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, FT-IR spectrophotometer, GC, TOC monitor, viscometer, pyncnometer, ovens, sieve analysis tester, and particle size analyzer.
 Checking and verification of analytical results generated by Analysts or Lab Technicians.
 Training new Analysts and/or Chemists.

Job Requirements:
 Bachelor's degree in a science-related field
 Minimum of 2 years of experience with HPLC & GC analytical testing, preferably within a pharmaceutical environment.
 Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a pharmaceutical laboratory.
 Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries. Ability to write technical reports and operating procedures.
 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized and non-standardized situations.
 Proficient with Microsoft Office and familiarity with basic laboratory record-keeping systems.

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About this company
Neos is a highly differentiated oral drug delivery company with an exciting portfolio of innovative and unique extended-release technologies...