Analytical Method Development Analyst


Albany, NY


Analytical Method Development Analyst III

Reports to: Supervisor, Analytical Method Development

Department: Quality

Position overview

The Analytical Department is responsible for support of the manufacturing department and external customers. The routine functions of the laboratory are testing of raw materials, in-process, end product, and stability samples. The principal responsibility of the Analytical Method Development Analyst III is the analysis by multiple procedures of compounds. This role is expected to demonstrate proficiency in both the theoretical and practical aspects of analytical chemistry.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory responsibilities

This position may have supervisory responsibilities.

Essential job duties

  1. Analyze compounds using a range of analytical techniques
  2. Write analytical method procedures to establish format
  3. Author and execute analytical method validation protocols and reports
  4. Develop new procedures for new compounds
  5. Process samples with the standard procedures effectively and independently
  6. Analyze experimental data for validity before reporting results
  7. Develop solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope
  8. Contribute to the completion of routine technical tasks
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting simple data sets and provide summaries
  10. Conduct electronic searches for applicable methods and related procedures
  11. Manage workload and time to perform multiple projects effectively, and ensure all necessary paperwork is completed on a timely basis
  12. Maintain a detailed and accurate recording of activities and results
  13. Contribute to drafting Quality Events such as OOS and deviation reports. Understand and use basic risk assessment and root cause tools
  14. Attend project meeting and interact directly with customers
  15. Track and trend data as applicable and provide new ideas based on data interpretation
  16. Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or service
  17. Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects
  18. Display the ability to assimilate previously gained knowledge and experience and apply those concepts, techniques, etc. to new and related project areas
  19. Follow responsible actions regarding chemical disposal. Maintain compliance with all regulations at the federal, state, and local levels
  20. Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner
  21. Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan
  22. Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices

Education, experience, certification and licensures


Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field

Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience

Chemical Hygiene training

Experience in a cGMP or GLP pharmaceutical industry environment

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