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Analytical Chemist

Alphanumeric Systems, Inc. Rockville, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Alphanumeric is hiring an ANALYTICAL CHEMIST – level 1 to work in Rockville, MD with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Job Purpose: Support Operations by analyzing raw materials, intermediate batches, packaging and finished products as required. Responsible for trouble shooting and investigating out of specification results. Perform analytical testing on all incoming Raw Materials as per our reduced testing program as well as an annual full testing using USP/NF, FCC, Pharmacopoeia and GSK methodology. Responsible for the disposition of raw materials, intermediates, batches, and finished products in a timely manner. Data entry of test results. Investigate out of specification results. Support method and/or product transfer and NPI activity as necessary. Preparation, documentation and maintenance of test solutions and standards. Maintain, calibrate, and validate laboratory equipment. Ensures that GMP, Quality, Healthy & Safety are considered in all aspects of role. Perform other duties as directed by QC Specialist or QC manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Routine testing of raw material, bulk batch, packaging and stability samples.
  • Authority to notify Operations in manufacturing or filling processes if a problem affecting the quality of the product has been discovered.
  • Authority to initiate investigations in quality related issues. Authority to quarantine bulk or finished products if the need arises.
  • Investigate out of specification an out of trend data, and recommend CAPA.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams.
  • Comply with all safety procedures and policies.
  • Participate in Operational Excellence initiatives and programs.
  • Incorporate Lean Sigma/Lean Lab principles into ways of working.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours (including weekends) to archive results as needed.

ey Skills/Education/Experience:

  • Science degree in applicable scientific discipline or equivalent on the job experience.
  • Working laboratory experience, preferably with FMCG experience.
  • Working knowledge of GSK Quality standards, GLP and GMP requirements.
  • Working knowledge of validations, calibration systems, and instrumentation.
  • Working knowledge of applicable GSK policies and procedures.
  • Problem solving/continuous improvement skills.
  • Development skills in coaching, interpersonal communications, team building and training facilitation.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in writing, reviewing and revising SOPs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Laboratory Information System (LIMS).
  • Ability to work and succeed in a team-based environment.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours (including weekends) to achieve results as needed.
  • B.S. degree in a scientific discipline
    Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, or other science field
  • Knowledge of general and analytical chemistry
  • Base level to ensure understanding of problem solving and analytical thinking.
  • Associate Chemist I: 0 – 3 years of relevant experiences in a pharmaceutical development or quality control environment.
  • Writing, communication skills and experience using analytical equipment. Technologies include those in the disciplines of Chemistry or other Biological Sciences
  • Ability to be follow established procedures
  • Ability to be flexible, understand risk, and using analytical mindset to troubleshoot.
  • Ability to continuous improvement
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail

Alphanumeric Systems, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Great work and room to grow!

At Alphanumeric, we believe that no matter how great your vision, it's your people—customers and employees—that will it a reality. Since 1979 we've helped our pharma, healthcare, public sector, and finance clients realize their vision by removing the friction from customer and employee experience. Our large-scale contact centers feature artificial intelligence and deep expertise—achieving customer satisfaction ratings upwards of 95 percent. We offer fully managed technology modernization, security, and support across your entire workforce. When it comes to employees, we know that technology and operations are only half of the story; our learning solutions help you swiftly and effectively on-board, ensure compliance, and transform your workforce. Improving people experience is what we do, but the thing that really gets us fired up is our relationship with our customers. Essential Skills Comprehensive deskside, lounge or remote troubleshooting and support for all PC user-computing hardware. MacIntosh experience and iPad/iPhone troubleshooting Strong troubleshooting skills regard PC hardware and standard PC productivity applications such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business. Proficiency with Windows 7 and 10. Extensive experience providing high quality, face-to-face support to end users. Physically capable of lifting/handling PC related hardware including packaging and deployment of build PC devices to appropriate locations on site. Capable to work methodically and without supervision. Ability to work to timescales and deadlines to meet demand Desirable Skills Knowledge of Remedy or other incident management ticketing software.


Rockville, MD