Research Scientist


Coventry, RI



Position Description:

This position will support manufacturing and process chemistry activities through analytical method execution, validation and transfer in compliance with all applicable guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform testing of raw materials, intermediates, in-process samples and APIs with minimal guidance using lab instrumentation.
  • Participate in method transfer activities, including writing protocols and reports.
  • Participate in method validation execution.
  • Actively participate on project teams.
  • Actively participate in investigations, problem solving, and troubleshooting.
  • Prepare and present data summaries (written and oral) as necessary. Present to cross functional teams and effectively communicate critical analytical issues and solutions.
  • Operate analytical instrumentation and equipment as per established procedures.
  • Communicate openly within the group to provide and gather information, to optimize the use of resources, and to optimize efficiency.
  • Support identification and qualification of API related impurities and degradants.
  • Maintain good laboratory practices and GMP in compliance with safety and environmental requirements.
  • Ability to work successfully in both a team/matrix environment as well as independently.
  • Performs other related assignments and duties as required and assigned.
  • Ensure high quality in analytical work and accurately document all necessary and relevant information in a clear concise manner as per cGMPs.


  • Proven skills in analytical method analyses of small molecules
  • Proven scientific skill and ability to perform complex scientific work independently with little guidance
  • Effective in managing multiple competing activities and delivering to timelines
  • Ability to work in a cross-function environment
  • Working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation
  • Facility with learning new software systems
  • Experience with NMR, ICP-MS, XRPD, DSC-TGA, LC/MS and/or GC/MS preferred
  • Working knowledge of cGLP/cGMP and applicable FDA, EMA and ICH guidance


  • PhD with 2 plus years of experience in pharmaceutical analysis, MS with minimum of 5 years of experience/BS with 8 years of experience.
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