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Analytical Chemist

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Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 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 and


The Analytical 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.  The majority of the work is laboratory based and the ability to perform analytical tests within the laboratory and interpret and communicate the results is critical.  The Analytical Chemist will work independently, manage their own time, and work on teams including project managers, technical managers, formulators and other analytical chemists, as appropriate.



  • Perform routine analysis of pharmaceutical intermediates and finished products using established methods
  • Participate in dissolution/in vitro release testing program including test setup, sampling, and analysis
  • Evaluate and transfer analytical methods
  • Contribute to the writing, review, and execution of technical documents
  • Evaluate and interpret analytical data and communicate results to management and functional teams.
  • Participate in peer review of data and results
  • Prepare reports and summaries to document findings
  • Anticipate, recognize, and resolve issues through knowledge, use of technical resources including technical literature and experts and well formulated, logical experimentation
  • Write and review SOPs, as appropriate



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant scientific field or equivalent experience
  • 0-2 years of pharmaceutical laboratory experience
  • Good problem-solving and organizational skills
  • The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and communicate priorities
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Capable of working independently  
  • Knowledge of cGMP is preferred
  • Hands-on experience in establishing and running analytical methods using common quantitative techniques including UPLC/HPLC-UV/FL/ELSD/MS, UV/Vis, GC, and wet chemistry is preferred. 
  • Experience with in-vitro release testing, such as USP dissolution, dialysis, Franz diffusion cells is preferred
  • Experience with a broad range of dosage forms such as tablets, capsules, device/implants, suspensions, lyophilized products, and novel formulation types is preferred


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.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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