Associate Scientist / Scientist (13/15)
Hospira - McPherson, KS

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Who You Can Become

At Hospira , Inc. you can have the opportunity to help continue our tradition of excellence, build upon it and contribute to its success. Empower yourself to use all of your skills to reach your goals - so that you can allow patients worldwide to reach theirs.

The McPherson R&D group completes the development activities for new products and significant post-approval changes for existing products. This includes, but not limited to, analytical method development and validation activities, method and specification gap assessments to ensure compliance with current standards, method transfers, process development, completion of monographs (product quality specifications & analytical method procedures), primary container screening and selection, material compatibility studies (product contact materials, including filters), lyophilization cycle development, formulation development analytical testing for all non-commercial batches, and pre-commercial stability studies.. In addition, the group provides technical support for all manufacturing that occurs at the McPherson plant. For Hospira products the group also manages the technical transfer; authors the batch records and change requests, and writes significant portions of regulatory submissions.
The successful candidate:
· Travel to other Hospira sites as needed.
This position is a first shift position within the R&D group, however, occasional support for off-shift testing may be required.
What We Are Made Of

Hospira is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies. Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest , Ill. , and has approximately 14,000 employees. Learn more at .

We at Hospira, Inc. feel rewarded by our hard work and take pride in knowing we’re on our individual career paths with a shared goal:

Advancing wellness™, through the right people and the right products · People of integrity who are motivated by challenges, embrace diversity, embody our values and exude entrepreneurial spirit
· Products that are top quality, error reducing, technologically advanced, and most importantly, life saving
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Hospira, Inc. embraces diversity of thought and cultural perspective and fosters an environment of empowerment, fairness, and respect.
Where We Are

Centrally-located, McPherson , Kansas is within 60 minutes of Salina , Wichita , Hutchinson , and Great Bend .

Why It’s a Great Place

Employees are offered an agile yet balanced work atmosphere, incentive compensation and the benefits that you'd expect from an industry leader.
  • Annual bonus potential

  • Consumer-directed medical plan options – Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options that allow you the maximum flexibility in managing your health and health care spending

  • Extensive preventive care benefits covered at 100%

  • Dental plan

  • Vision plan

  • Flexible spending accounts – health care and dependent care

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Life insurance, short/long-term disability, AD&D

  • Optional long-term care insurance

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Program and work/life benefits

  • Generously matched 401(k) retirement savings plan including immediate vesting, numerous investment alternatives and loan provisions

What We Are Proud Of

Skills/Experience Education/Certification
Satisfactory performance and attendance required.
· Assistant Scientist: Masters degree, or Bachelors degree with 3 years experience
· Scientist: Ph.D. degree with 0 years experience , or Master’s degree with 3 years experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 6 years experience.

About this company
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Hospira helps hospitals heal the hurting. The company makes specialty injectable pharmaceuticals (primarily generics) including...