Intertek Research Chemist - Mass Spectrometry in Whitehouse, New Jersey



Research Chemist - Mass Spectrometry

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Research Chemist

Intertek Whitehouse - Mass Spectrometry

Job Description


Intertek Pharmaceutical Services located in Whitehouse, New Jersey, USA, is a cGMP contract testing, analytical research and development laboratory. Intertek Pharmaceutical Services works directly with both large and small pharmaceutical companies to help bring safe and effective pharmaceutical products to market. An opportunity has arisen for a Research Chemist to join this organization within the Trace Organics work team. The team utilizes state of the art Orbitrap instrumentation to support and solve complex analytical problems primarily focused on extractables and leacahbles.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity. We offer coaching, feedback, on-site and off-site training and growth opportunities to develop each employee’s career. This fast-paced, flexible environment provides direct interaction with clients to allow the research chemist to directly work with the client to understand and achieve their needs and to appreciate the potential impact on patient quality of life. If you are looking for an opportunity to work with an expert team of accomplished scientists focused on solving difficult technical challenges, we want to talk with you.


Key Accountabilities

  • Plan and execute extractable studies, extractable-leachable correlation studies, mass spectrometry-based method validations, leachable studies and material characterization studies independently and as part of a team

  • Write complex reports for extractable studies, extractable and leachable correlation studies and method validation studies

  • Work with group members to advance GC/MS and LC/MS technology for the organization through knowledge of the field and innovative problem-solving

  • Develop new GC/MS and LC/MS methods to address customer requests

  • As a member of the mass spectrometry team the individual is responsible for supporting GC/MS and LC/MS studies for:

  • Safe operation of the instruments

  • Appropriate sample preparation

  • Apply existing lab methods

  • Troubleshoot problems and perform investigations when necessary

  • Repair and maintenance of the instruments

  • Clearly communicates technical information and project status to clients and internally through written and oral manner

  • Effectively collaborates with colleagues on laboratory techniques, sample preparation, instrumentation, data analysis, documentation, and safety

  • Participates in the evaluation and recommendation of new equipment and technology

  • Ensures compliance of company/client SOP, protocols, safety policies, methods, or other procedures with government rules and regulations

Job Requirements

  • Experience with and knowledge of GC/MS and LC/MS demonstrated through a combination of industry and academic performance

  • Education:

  • BS in Chemistry or related degree + 10 years of work experience

  • MS in Chemistry or related degree + 5 years of work experience

  • PhD in Chemistry or related degree

  • Must have experience with and knowledge of mass spectrometry and sample preparation to perform analytical methods and solve analytical problems.

  • Must have experience in chemical structure determination from

  • LC/MS data interpretation based on complex ESI data

  • GC/MS data interpretation based on CI and EI data

  • Experience and knowledge of GC/MS and LC/MS instruments, experiments, and data analysis is required

  • Excellent organization/multitasking, project management, and communication skills

  • Excellent teamwork ability to integrate expertise into multi-technique solutions to complex problems

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills, including data interpretation/analysis

  • Ability to generate client reports and supporting documentation

  • Strong computer skills (Windows, MS Office, data acquisition software)

  • Understanding of extractable and leachable study performance is preferred

A career with Intertek means joining a global network of professionals dedicated to bringing quality and safety to life. Our vision is to become the world’s most trusted partner for Quality Assurance and we offer our employees the chance to make an impact with attractive growth opportunities in this industry on a global scale.

We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Please explore the links below to learn more about the Intertek Whitehouse site and the extractables and leachables offerings within the Trace Organics Group.

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New Jersey