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Senior Chemist/Lead Chemist

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Location:
Newark, DE
Posted Date:
5/25/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-005070
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

                             
                                       Location:Newark, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-005070

Posted date: Mar. 20, 2017

                                                     
                           


 

   Senior Chemist/Lead Chemist-Newark, DE  

 

   Career Level C/D  

   At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Senior Chemist/Lead Chemist in Newark, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.  

   Brief Job Description  

   Sr. Chemist  

   Participates in investigations for PET process areas, related to QC processes or data.  

 

   Trains QC employees.  

 

   Troubleshoots methods and processes.  

 

   Lead Chemist  

 

   May serve as the primary link between QC team and QA Facilitator, for day-to-day activities, such as schedules and workload planning. Coordinates workflow in QC team. Verifies QC data, while monitoring for trends and abnormalities. Performs project work, and leads laboratory investigations. Develops methods and processes.  

   Job Responsibilities  

   Sr. Chemist  

   Performs project work and participates in investigations.  

 

   Trains QC employees in GMP, SHE, QC methods, and processes.  

 

   Troubleshoots methods and processes.  

 

   Serves as an expert in a specific area of laboratory equipment, process, or system.  

   Lead Chemist  

   Performs project work, and participates in investigations.  

 

   Trains QC employees in GMP, SHE, QC methods and processes.  

 

   Troubleshoots methods and processes.  

 

   Serves as an expert in a specific area of laboratory equipment, process, or system.  

 

   Serves as administrator/SME for certain global systems as appropriate.  

 

   Enter and review data in Elab, CDS, GLIMS, Procal and other analytical equipment as appropriate.  

 

   Verifies and approves QC data, while monitoring for trends and abnormalities. Reports, and acts on data results.  

 

   Serves as QC lead for investigations involving PET process areas, related to QC processes or data, such as sampling,  

 

   deviations potentially affecting QC results, investigational sampling and testing.  

 

   Leads project work and investigations.  

 

   Develops and validates new methods and processes.  

 

   Serves as primary contact for contract services, including laboratory testing.  

 

   Serves as the technical leader in the laboratory.  

 

   The Lead Chemist should serve as the main contact for issues as they arise, and aid/direct troubleshooting  

 

   activities when appropriate.  

 

   Serve as SME for certain analytical techniques/instrumentation/equipment/procedures.  

 

   Aid the metrology program in the development of metrology procedures, and by performing general  

 

   maintenance/preventative maintenance/calibration activities when appropriate.  

 

   Serves as administrator/SME for certain global systems as appropriate.  

 

   Main point of contact for finished product testing  

 

   Main point of contact for raw material program  

 

   Including the testing of raw materials  

 

   Review and release of raw materials in SAP  

 

   Identification and release of API  

 

   Expected to serve on global teams/forums as appropriate  

Requirements

   Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

   Essential:  

   Sr. Chemist  

 
       
  •      Bachelor degree in a Science subject (Chemistry, or    
  •    
  •      closely related subjects). Actual degree requirements will    
  •    
  •      be set at time of hiring, depending on current business    
  •    
  •      needs.    
  •    
  •      At least 3 years laboratory experience.    
  •  

   Desirable:  

   Sr. Chemist  

 
       
  •      5 years QC chemistry laboratory experience    
  •    
  •      High level of knowledge and competence with a    
  •    
  •      specific piece of laboratory equipment, or a QC/QA    
  •    
  •      process or system.    
  •  

   Essential:  

   Lead Chemist  

 
       
  •      Bachelor degree in a Science subject (Chemistry, or    
  •    
  •      closely related subjects). Actual degree    
  •    
  •      requirements will be set at time of hiring, depending    
  •    
  •      on current business needs.    
  •    
  •      At least 5 years laboratory experience.    
  •  

   Desirable:  

   Lead Chemist  

 
       
  •      7 years QC chemistry laboratory experience    
  •    
  •      Project management experience    
  •    
  •      Higher level degree    
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   Next Steps – Apply today!    

   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this  

 

   posting with them.  

   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.