Associate Scientist I


Wilminton, NC


The Associate Scientist I is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by performing analytical routine testing in support of pharmaceutical product development or pharmaceutical manufacturing. For this position, HPLC, dissolution and/or GC based methodologies are commonly employed in the described testing. Other key methodologies applied include: titrations UV, AA, IR. Test methods employed may be compendial (i.e. USP, EP) or proprietary (client supplied or developed by The Company). The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions

  • Performs one or more of the following techniques: residual solvents, assays (potencies, related substances), dissolution, elemental impurities, moisture content, identification, and various other wet chemistry based measurements.
  • Evaluates and interprets generated data.
  • Analyzes information for technical correctness and accuracy.
  • Understands the theoretical basis of methods/experiments.
  • Solves problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Maintains working knowledge of instrumentation, equipment, and scientific methodologies necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • Assists in removal of hazardous waste, routine equipment cleaning and restocking of consumable products and reagents.
  • Effectively uses various laboratory software packages (Empower3, ProCal, Master Control, ELN, etc.)
  • Maintains a safe, clean, and organized work environment free of safety hazards.
  • Safely handles potent compounds.
  • This position will be required to supervise, handle, or process hazardous waste under Resource and Conservation guidelines promulgated under 40 CFR 262.177(a)(7), Personnel Training. This includes completion of initial and annual RCRA training and documented as required in company records. This training also includes familiarity with emergency response procedures, emergency equipment, and emergency systems.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or equivalent required

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% travel required.
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