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Sr. Analytical Chemist

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Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Bethlehem, PA, US, 18017

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


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 experienced Analytical Chemist to join our Analytical Services team, with a strong background in the area of method development. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead in the development of new methods for the characterization of complex pharmaceutical products. The Analytical Chemist makes 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 an analytical director, while functioning as part of an interdisciplinary team. Your contributions will be laboratory-based and your high level of ability to perform analytical tests within the laboratory, as well as interpret and communicate the results, is critical.  The Analytical Chemist will have a high degree 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 few weeks of your role, you will support clinical drug development by testing, developing, documenting, and implementing analytical methods. You will execute testing of finished dosage forms via HPLC, UPLC, GC and dissolution techniques, amongst others.
  • Independently develop methods. Over the first ninety days you will work to develop methods primarily for HPLC, UPLC, GC and dissolution.
  • Participate in diverse project work. In the first 6 months of your role, you will rely on your pharmaceutical industry experience. This is 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 build on 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.
  • Tell stories with data. As a key member of the analytical services group, your ability to communicate well helps to provide our customers, functional groups, and management team with meaningful insights from data.


Factors for Success:

  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in an analytical chemist or related role, is a must
  • Ability to develop methods, execute laboratory analyses and interpret data independently
  • Experience working in a cGMP environment
  • Practical knowledge of cGMPs, GLP, and FDA/ICH guidelines and their application to drug development and release
  • Experience with complex dosage forms, such as implantables and injectables, is highly preferred.


Why Lubrizol?:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match PLUS Age-weighted defined contribution plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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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