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Analytical Chemist

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Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Bethlehem, PA, US, 18017

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company is the leading CDMO for complex formulation development for the pharmaceutical industry, with over 20 years of successful experience and a solid base of clients ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to small VC backed start-ups. As a member of the Particle Sciences, Inc. team, you will be working for a company that is engaged in important, exciting, and socially relevant projects. Particle Sciences is a fast-paced environment that features a variety of projects, technical challenges, and opportunities for growth. To learn more about Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company, visit www.particlesciences.com and https://www.lubrizol.com/Life-Sciences.

Method Development Chemist

At Lubrizol, we provide a rewarding and challenging work environment. We embrace diverse perspectives that create new ideas and advance Lubrizol’s innovation. As a leader in pharmaceutical contract development, with expertise in contract development and manufacturing , we help our customers create products that save and improve lives. Your work will have a significant impact by helping us to elevate analytical technologies and methods in Research and Development.


Role Overview:

We are seeking an Analytical Chemist to join our Analytical Services team for our Particle Sciences business. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead the development of new methods intended for the characterization of complex pharmaceutical products. The Method Development Chemist will make a hands-on contribution from R&D method development through GLP/GMP method validation and transfer in a fast-paced CRO/CMO environment.  Work will be both self-directed and under the guidance of a more senior analytical chemist. Your contributions will be laboratory based and your high level of ability to perform analytical tests within the laboratory and interpret and communicate the results is critical.  The Analytical Chemist will have a high level of autonomy, freedom to manage their own time, and the opportunity to collaborate with highly skilled teams including project managers, technical managers, formulators and other analytical chemists, as appropriate.


Performance Objectives:

Support and advance analytical testing In the first days, you will support clinical drug development by testing, developing, documenting, and implementing analytical methods. You will execute testing of finished dosage forms via HPLC, and GC, amongst others.

Tell stories with data As a key member of the analytical services group, your ability to communicate well, will help to provide our customers, functional groups, and management team with meaningful insights from data.

Independently develop methods Over the first ninety days, you will work to develop methods primarily for HPLC and GC.

Participate in diverse project work In the first 6 months of your role, you will use your pharmaceutical industry experience,  This will be essential, as you lead/participate in clinical drug development projects in partnership with other departments.

Contribute to innovation  In your first 12 months, you will use your pharmaceutical industry experience to act as an analytical technical lead on projects with high business impact and help drive progress in pharmaceutical product development by solving complex technical problems.


Factors for Success:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry in an analytical chemist or a related role
  • Ability to develop methods, execute laboratory analyses and interpret data independently
  • Experience working in an cGMP environment


Particle Sciences’ headquarters is located in Bethlehem, PA, part of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. The region is slightly over an hour to both Philadelphia and New York City, which places you right in the action. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, the Lehigh Valley is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, ski resorts, museums, casinos, shopping, restaurants, sports and nightlife. From the yearly Musikfest festival, to skiing in the Poconos, to hiking or biking through the many state parks, you can make it happen right here in the Lehigh Valley.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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