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Scientist, Analytical Research and Development

Norac Pharma

Azusa, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

Norac Pharma is recruiting for qualified Scientist Candidates for our Analytical Research and Development QC Department.

Norac Pharma is a premier Contract Manufacturing Organization for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. We are located in Azusa CA, approximately 12 miles east of Pasadena near the 210 and 605 freeway junction. We are a privately held corporation and have been in business since 1957.

For more information, please visit our website:

JOB TITLE:   Scientist, Analytical Research and Development
DEPARTMENT:   Analytical R & D and QC

•   Description:
The Analytical Scientist will develop analytical and validate methods suitable for validation in support of chemical process research, development, and manufacturing projects and assist QC as needed to support, release testing, stability testing and DMF/NDA/ANDA regulatory submissions.

•   Responsibilities:

   Provision of work estimates in support of new business enquiries
   Development of analytical methods for raw materials, intermediates, products and IPC testing suitable for validation and routine QC operation in support of chemical manufacturing processes
   Write method validation protocols and execute analytical method validation and/or write report.
   Contributing to process analytical chemistry team expertise and problem solving
   Working closely with Process R & D chemists in addressing and resolving project problems by creative input of process analytical solutions
   Testing and release of products and intermediates made by non-GMP or GMP chemical manufacture with generation of appropriate C of A
   Working closely with process chemists and clients to determine appropriate chemical purity specifications for raw materials, intermediates and products
   Method transfer to QC and/or to clients.  Assist QC with cleaning validation, release testing and stability studies.
   Characterization of chemical impurities and establishment/validation of reference standards
   Fulfillment of process analytical function project lead as part of project team and responding to Project Leader
   Fulfillment of Project Leadership role when appointed to do so for Process Analytical projects.
   Client liaison and reporting of process analytical aspects of projects to clients
   Influence and generation of chemical process analytical procedures to improve effectiveness and efficiency
   Maintain assigned process analytical chemistry equipment
   Document and maintain data from testing of chemical raw materials, in-process material and products as per Good Documentation Practices procedure as well as technical report writing summarizing work in project reports
   Peer review of lab notebooks for calculations and accuracy of results.
   Perform day to day general lab activities e.g. sampling of solvents for monitoring purposes, cleaning lab glassware, monitoring stability chambers, maintaining cleanliness in the laboratory
   Compliance with company, legal and regulatory procedures and standards


Education / Experience / Personal Requirements:

   MS/PhD Degree in chemistry and/or analytical chemistry with > 3 years of pharmaceutical analytical chemistry experience or BS Degree in chemistry and/or analytical chemistry at least 5 years of pharmaceutical analytical chemistry experience
   Good team working skills and experience
   Ability to work as part of a multi-functional project team involving analytical chemist(s), chemist(s), chemical production staff and quality control staff.
   Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices for pharmaceutical chemical manufacture.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume by email to:      

If you need assistance in applying for this or any other position with Norac Pharma, please contact our Human Resources Department at 626-334-2908.

Norac Pharma is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran