Sr. Analytical Chemist
Sharp Clinical Services - Phoenixville, PA

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Sharp Clinical Services, formerly Bilcare Clinical Services, is looking for a Sr. Analytical Chemist to join its growing team.

The Senior Analytical Chemist conducts research, analysis and experimentation on substances for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and improvement of analytical methodologies. He/She also maintains the laboratory and all documentation within GLP/cGMP guidelines. The Senior Analytical Chemist performs complex activities and applies basic understanding of scientific data/ literature in areas related to Analytical Services. He/she is expected to present ideas for modifying existing procedures and suggest alternative methods for improving results and provide solutions to a variety of problems.


  • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques to complete assigned complex experimental activities related to the endeavors of Analytical Services and receive limited supervision on specified tasks.
  • Develop and validate test methods.
  • Perform routine and non-routine analysis on raw materials, drug substances, reference material and drug products using a variety of instrumental and wet chemistry techniques.
  • Recognize the necessity for independent literature reading and scans literature in the area of responsibility.
  • Solve technical problems within the scope of the assignment with assistance from supervisor. Show ingenuity in resolving problems.
  • Submit progress reports as appropriate and assists in the preparation of study reports in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Monitor and assess current analytical methods and assists in improvements and amendments according to cGMP practices.
  • Responsible for following policies, procedures, cGMPs and laboratory safety pertinent to the execution of duties. Ensure compliance is maintained in all areas of responsibility.
  • Contribute to the development and/or implementation of new technology in conjunction with supervisor.
  • Assist in other parts of the department as workload and project priorities dictate.
  • Demonstrate development of technical and communication skills with a degree of professional maturity.
  • May review work from various sources, may assign work to others, and may train less experienced employees.
  • Participate as a team member, support the company mission and vision and contribute to the pursuit of the company's goals.
  • Participate actively in regular meetings.
  • Achieve expected performance measures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Bachelors' or advanced Degree or equivalent in Chemistry or related science. Phd in Chemistry preferred.

  • 5 - 7 years experience in analytical drug development in a pharmaceutical laboratory.
  • 3 - 5 years experience with HPLC, dissolution and classical analytical techniques.
  • Experience in testing all aspects of solid dosage forms a necessity; controlled release and semi-solid testing experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of experimental designs, GMPs, clinical manufacturing, validation, and report writing for regulatory submissions.
  • Proficient with interpreting and implementing cGMPs, cGLPs, ICH, USP, FDA, DEA and OSHA guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and manage effectively in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects while maintaining efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill to communicate with the team, peers, management, and external contacts.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively and independently.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Project, and Excel.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit and use hands to finder, handle or feel. Employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, color and depth perception.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme non-weather related cold. Employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and required to work near moving mechanical parts. Employee is regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Sharp is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). We promote a drug-free workplace.

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