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Position Summary: Testing pharmaceuticals, vitamins and herbal products using HPLC, ICP, FTIT, NIR, UV-VIS and wet chemistry per USP, AOAC, FCC, BP (British Pharmacopeia) and internal procedures. Properly disposes of waste chemicals based on OSHA requirements.
Position Scope: Handles approximately 15 - 35 analytical tests per week

Position Responsibility:

  • Works with lab instruments, e.g. HPLC, AA, PDA, RI detection methods, ICP and ICP-MS to perform analytical tests. Also works with chemicals and reagent solvents during the day.

  • Records the raw data and results from scientific test results.

  • Reports any lab instruments malfunction to Lab Manager.

  • Prepares and files all Quality Control documents, e.g. Certificate of Analysis (COA) Deviations, Out of Specification (OOS) reports.

  • Reviews testing and notebooks to prepare bulk product release.

  • Conducts daily calibration of balances and Ph meter. Calibrates an expiration date for all product labels based on shelf life expectancy.

  • Disposes of waste chemicals appropriately.

  • Checks raw materials and finished product potencies.

  • Proper disposal of expired raw materials, in-process and finished goods (final batches). Coordinates such activities with Safety Manager.

  • Prepares samples for shipment to outside testing laboratory.

  • Assists in the inventory of supplies and upkeep of laboratory and laboratory machinery.

  • Preparation of purchase orders, receipt of supplies, and interfacing with other departments to expedite these functions.

  • Clean working space, desk, equipment/glassware and whole lab.

  • Qualification and maintenance of primary and secondary standards of raw material and finished products.

  • Maintains R&D raw material inventory, laboratory notebooks, equipment logs and maintenance schedules.

  • Prepares specification for raw materials and finished products. Conducts in process testing of manufactured samples.

  • Conducts minor repairs of lab instruments and other apparatus.

  • Supports the preparation, manufacture, evaluation and documentation of new or modified R&D in-process and finished products associated with Country Life formulations, e.g., tablets, capsules and powders.

  • Writes detailed scientific instructions and lab procedures.


General

  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times as stipulated by SOPs. e.g. respirator, ear plugs, hair net, beard cover and lab coat.

  • Lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required. Position requires considerable standing on lab floor.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational symposia; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies, etc.

  • Satisfactory completion of appropriate corporate training as related to the position and/or department.

  • Assures compliance by following Food and Drug Administration's Good Manufacturing Practices (FDA cGMPs / GLPs) as well as other regulatory standards as required by the department.

  • Contributes to overall achievement by accomplishing related tasks and demonstrating characteristics that exemplify team building and support.

  • The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Other activities may be assigned as required by management.


QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Skills:

  • Three years of Pharmaceutical lab experience and good familiarity with HPLC, ICP and ICP-MS as well as good mechanical aptitude.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of PC software, MS Office, Word, Excel.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent Chemistry background as well as practical application of the technical knowledge.
  • Excellent understanding and attitude towards cGMP and GLP, which will increase with job level.


Education and Certifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Chemistry



About Country Life, LLC:

Country Life
Since our founding in 1971, we have always been passionate about providing you with the opportunity to achieve great health. Throughout our 40+ year history as a leader in the natural health industry, we'™ve reached a number of milestones in the pursuit of helping you reach a healthier, happier you.

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