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Chemist I; Analytical - ABQ

Company: Curia
Location: Amityville
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


We provide global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries The Principal Quality Assurance Specialist is an integral part of the CURIA team, contributing to our success by ensuring proper implementation of the quality systems at the site, maintains them current and in line with applicable regulation and Corporate standards.

The chemistry department is responsible for the support of the manufacturing department and external customers. The routine functions of the laboratory are testing raw materials, in-process, end product, and stability samples. The department also performs particulate testing and tests plant water for production. The chemistry department is responsible for the successful transfer of new customer products and method testing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine laboratory testing tasks using equipment such as balances, pipettes, pH meter, UV/Visible spectrophotometer, Total Organic Carbon Analyzer.
  • Have the potential and willingness to train on new techniques.
  • Maintain a detailed and accurate recording of activities and results on paperwork.
  • Executes protocols, author's reports, basic PR investigations, and data summaries.
  • Understand and use basic risk assessment and root cause tools.
  • Train upon and understand methods, equipment, and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide training to others as needed.
  • Attend internal and external training on related subjects.
  • Trains on SOPs. Reviews SOPs for relevance and adherence to current practices.
  • Prepare paperwork, supplies, and equipment for use in the manufacturing environment and analytical laboratory.
  • Enter data into relevant data management systems.
  • Performs some limited data review such as tracking and trending of data.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment, laboratory housekeeping, and preparation of the laboratory for audits.
  • Participate in both intra- and inter-departmental cross-training on new techniques and procedures.
  • Assist with the evaluation of new equipment and processes.
  • Must be able to perform aseptic gowning with materials required to enter the aseptic processing area. Must be aware and comply with requirements for DEA clearance to work with controlled substances.
  • Proficient in interpreting simple data sets and giving summaries to Management.
  • Interact with other departments within the company for testing needs and schedules.
  • Have a basic understanding of regulatory requirements for the pharmaceutical industry.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Education and/or Experience:

    Bachelor's degree (B.S.) related to physical science; less than 3 years pharmaceutical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    U.S. employees of Curia Global Inc. and its subsidiaries (a "Company") must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and provide the Company with proof of vaccination as a condition of their employment except for U.S. employees who request and qualify under applicable law for disability and religious accommodations from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. An applicant who receives an offer of employment from the Company for a position as a U.S. employee will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or to request and receive a disability or religious accommodation that the applicant is entitled to under applicable law, before their first day of employment or any earlier or later deadline specified by the Company in the offer letter. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities and makes employment decisions without regard to an individual's disability or religion or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Language Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical

    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should know Microsoft software. Should also be familiar with Instrument Manufacture based systems, i.e. Chemstation, Empower, etc.

    Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficient in the use of operational theories of all common laboratory equipment. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to perform independent work related to projects and/or routine activities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with limited supervision. Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Be accessible to laboratory and plant area(s) and office staff and to use required office equipment.

    Other Qualifications:

    Must pass a background check

    Must pass a drug screen

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to the risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    All interested applicants must apply online. Curia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability

Keywords: Curia, New Haven , Chemist I; Analytical - ABQ, Other , Amityville, Connecticut

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