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Associate Analytical Scientist I (QC)

Company: Cambrex
Location: Longmont
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Company Information

You Matter to Cambrex.
Cambrex is a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides drug substance, drug product, and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. With more than 40 years of experience and a growing team of over 2,400 professionals servicing global clients, Cambrex is a trusted partner in branded and generic markets for API and dosage form development and manufacturing.
Your Work Matters.
At Cambrex, we strive to build a culture where all colleagues have the opportunity to:

  • engage in work that matters to our customers and the patients they serve
  • learn new skills and enjoy new experiences in an engaging and safe environment
  • strengthen connections with coworkers and the community

    We're committed to attracting and nurturing a passionate team of valued professionals in our fast-paced and growing company. - We offer a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare, life insurance, planning for retirement, and more!
    Your Future Matters.
    Known for our customer-focused scientific and manufacturing excellence, as well as our strong commitment to quality and safety, we offer a range of career and growth opportunities across our global network of locations. Together with our customers, we aim to improve the quality of life for patients around the world. Start a career where You Matter by applying today!
    Job Overview

    The Associate Analytical Scientist I (QC) is a quality control chemist capable of executing analytical methods and provide general analytical support. They will be able to organize routine work with supervision and evaluate and interpret generated data, and they will frequently exercise sound judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

    • Maintain working knowledge of instrumentation, equipment, and scientific methodologies necessary to perform assigned tasks.
    • Responsible for ensuring compliance with cGMP and other regulatory guidelines.
    • Perform assigned tasks carefully, safely, and on schedule according to SOPs and supervisor instructions.
    • Perform calibrations and verifications of instrumentation according to procedures with little to no supervision.
    • Execute analytical methods for release and stability monitoring of bulk drug substances and drug products under cGMP requirements.
    • Generate hand-written records of actions accurately and legibly on appropriate documentation with minimal errors.
    • Compile, maintain, interpret and extrapolate results of analysis and communicate these results to supervisor.
    • Utilize Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) according to procedure for inventory management and data entry.
    • Participate in group and project meetings as required.
    • Maintain a clean and safe workspace.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and testing supplies as directed.
    • Enter project hours promptly and update project status on appropriate tracking and/or timekeeping systems.
    • Attend and apply new training as required.
    • Participate in and comply with all current safety, health and environmental programs.
    • Communicate issues or challenges to senior staff and/or laboratory management and shares ideas of process improvements.
    • May review basic test data acquired by others and document witness of others' activities.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


      • Some experience in science-related laboratory setting with understanding of safe chemical handling practices.
      • Basic analytical chemistry-related laboratory technique (college level) and some understanding with simple chemistry-related experimental design.
      • Perform common analytical test methods required (pH, simple assay, physical characterizations, etc.) with some guidance.
      • Ability to accurately and consistently perform simple calculations as directed and effortlessly perform common unit conversions without instruction.
      • Early practical industry exposure to cross functional technical departments.
      • Demonstrates understanding of the purpose and principles of cGMP and follows cGMP procedures with few errors requiring rework.
      • Ability to use and understand some common analytical instruments according to laboratory procedures.
      • Good oral and written communication skills.
      • Demonstrates good ability to receive and apply feedback for performance improvement.
      • Demonstrates ability to solicit guidance when appropriate to improve performance.
      • May support peer-led laboratory investigations with manager support.
      • Demonstrates ability to handle testing and other assignments within reasonable timeframes as expected by peers and management.
      • Demonstrates ability to share ideas with peers.
      • Basic understanding of safe handling of chemicals.
      • Basic understanding of general laboratory techniques and simple chemistry reactions.
      • Ability to record simple data and information legibly and accurately on technical documents including logbooks, forms, and laboratory notebooks with minimal errors.
      • Perform simple technical review of data recorded by peers on logbooks, forms, and laboratory notebooks and identify mistakes.
      • Ability to initiate quality events with direct supervision.
      • Strives to engage in group/team improvement projects.
      • Able to understand the importance of Cambrex initiatives.
      • Ability to operate laboratory equipment and computers.
      • Good written and verbal communication skills.

        Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements

        • BS in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or similar science-related field and 0+ years industry experience.

          The hiring range in Colorado for this position is $50,000/year - $68,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills and experience of the applicant, internal equity and alignment with market data. - This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. This position includes a competitive benefits package.
          Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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