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2nd shift Chemist I

Company: Akorn, Inc
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY: The quality control chemists perform testing on raw materials, bulk formulations, finished products, stability samples, and any other samples from plant operations that require chemical analysis. The QC chemists report to the QC manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the laboratory testing in accordance with company SOP?s as well as cGMP?s and GLP?s
  • Testing involves Raw materials, In-process, Finished product, and Stability samples for potency and physical characteristics such as pH, Specific gravity, Moisture, etc. ?Maintains lab work area in a neat and ordered fashion
    • Proficient with the operation of instrumentation such as HPLC, UV, GC, KF, AA and FTIR?W -Works in support of production may require weekend or off-shift work
      • May require overtime as necessary to complete high priority work assignments
      • Has minimal customer interaction
      • Responsible for additional assigned laboratory duties such as maintaining an inventory of consumable supplies
      • Maintains data within a laboratory notebook in a neat (legible) and organized manner
      • Records entries in laboratory logbooks as necessary
      • Generally works in agreeable conditions. May require extended periods of standing or sitting. Requires the ability to wear a respirator or breathing apparatus
      • Performs work in accordance with general and specific safety precautions
      • Responsible for the peer review of co-workers notebook to ensure compliance to SOP?s and cGMP?s
      • Responsible for ensuring safety and integrity of product testing in the department
      • Works in a fast paced, moderately stressful environment. Adherence to project deadlines is critical
      • Interacts with other departments such as Production, QA, R&D on a minimal basis
      • Consolidates all notebook pages and chromatographic scans with the QC section of the batch record and forwards results to documentation
      • Reports to the QC supervisor for assignments and annual review
      • Assists with the orientation of new employees
      • On occasion works with assignments such as method transfer, validation, and accelerated stability testing
      • Initiates DCR?s to correct or clarify SOP?s
      • Requires the ability to work with computers as well as proprietary software
      • May require sampling of active substances and excipients
      • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of work assignments--

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