Research Scientist I - Analytical
AMRI - Rensselaer, NY

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Job Description:
The principal responsibility of the Research Scientist I
is the analysis by multiple procedures of intermediates
and target compounds. The Research Scientist I is
expected to demonstrate expertise in both the
theoretical and practical aspects of analytical
chemistry. A major component in the scientist's
performance rating will be based on productivity.
  • Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner.
Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.
  • Follow responsible actions regarding chemical
disposal. Maintain compliance with all regulations
at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as
all appropriate SOP’s.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of commonly
used spectroscopic and chromatographic procedures.
  • Process samples with the standard procedures
effectively and under minimal supervision. Analyze
experimental data for validity before reporting
  • Use and maintain equipment in a neat and orderly
manner. Report any malfunction immediately to
supervisor. Repair minor problems. Maintain service
and calibration records.
  • Keep contemporary, accurate, legible, and complete
experimental records in accordance with GMP and GLP
  • Submit complete, documented, and legible reports of
analytical testing. Ensure that data is properly
filed and accessible for review in accordance with
appropriate SOP’s.
  • Recommend and implement methods to increase the
quality of products and/or services.
  • Discuss routinely with supervisor the status of
assigned programs and potential problems.
  • Organize work time so that multiple activities run
concurrently. Use time efficiently to accomplish
immediate task and perform other needed activities.
  • Manage workload and time to enable the incumbent to
perform multiple projects effectively, and ensure
all necessary paperwork is completed on a timely
  • Volunteer to assist with other tasks in the
analytical function not directly related to specific
  • Participate in self-development activities and
training of others.
  • Perform other related duties as may be reasonably
assigned in the course of business.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree with major in Natural
Science or Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Chemical Hygiene training
  • Other pertinent training/courses

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