QC Scientist III (Technical Support- 1st Shift)

Andover, Massachusetts
May 06, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The qualified candidate will provide analytical support for in-process / drug substance for new and existing Products in a cGMP quality control analytical (QCA) laboratory. Supported activities include resin monitoring/excipient testing, analytical method optimization, qualifications, validations, comparability, and evaluation/implementation of new technologies. Troubleshooting activities in support of QC labs and manufacture is also included.


  • Develop and validate analytical test methods, author test method documents, support specification and list of test method development and ensure effective method transfer from the technical support group to the release laboratory by training analysts.

  • Draft and execute analytical method validation protocols in support of new and existing products

  • Provide technical support for new analytical methods, method troubleshooting, investigations and method improvements

  • Collaborate with site functional areas such as Site Technical Services, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology, Quality assurance and Manufacturing Operations to support the site plan of record.

  • Support testing of excipients/impurities for resin/membrane monitoring programs/ Manufacture solution qualification.

  • Support installation and/or sustainability of Integrated Manufacturing Excellence (IMEx) elements within the group.

  • Identify technical issues, method performance issues, instrument malfunctions and methodology problems and participate in necessary investigations aimed at mitigation.

  • Maintain all related data and records in compliance with cGMPs and quality procedures

  • Write and review technical documents such as validation protocols and reports in support of product validations/qualifications/comparability and investigations and change controls.

  • Meet all timelines and deliverables in support of Andover plan of record and product life cycle.


  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biology or related scientific discipline with 4+ years of applicable laboratory experience (Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry)

  • M.S with a minimum of 2 years of relevant laboratory experience (Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry)

  • Experience with HPLC, CE, gel, spectroscopy

  • Knowledge and practical application of relevant analytical techniques

  • Ability to efficiently manage personal project timelines well is a must

  • Experience in method troubleshooting and laboratory investigations

  • Experience with cGMPs and regulatory guidance

  • Experience with protein preferred

  • Possess strong problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated planning and prioritization skills with a focus on team success in meeting defined timelines. A proactive team player.

  • Proficiency with computer systems (Microsoft Office applications, LIMS, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Empower Software

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working understanding of IMEx principles preferred


  • Protein experience

  • Separation techniques experience

  • Strong troubleshooting skills


  • Normal lifting, sitting, standing and walking requirements to facilitate support of staff in the office and on the floor (laboratory, suites, etc.).


  • Position is first shift Monday through Friday. Some off hour (night/weekend/holiday) support may be required to support staff and operations.

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