AR&D Scientist II

Research & Development Carmel, New York


Position Summary:

Responsible for supporting product development trial samples testing and method development/validation for primarily stability-indicating analytical methods that are applicable to specific pharmaceutical products. 


Perform routine wet chemical and instrumental analysis on raw materials and finished products. Develop, revise and validate analytical methods.  Accurately compiles and reports data.  Gather, compile and compose documents needed for regulatory submissions.

Develop, revise and validate analytical methods in support of product development and IND/NDA/ANDA filings.



ARD Manager/Supervisor/Sr. Scientist.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities                                                                                                                           



Conduct literature searches for assigned projects. Conduct analytical research and develop analytical methods to test pharmaceutical products for conformance to established specifications. Conduct analytical method validation and method transfer.


Develop and validate analytical test methods for assay, dissolution, impurities/degradation products in drug products according to ICH/FDA/USP requirements.


Develop and validate test methods for residual solvents in drug substances/excipients according to ICH/FDA/USP requirements.


Perform complex routine and non-routine physical and chemical tests on raw materials, API’s, in-process and finished products and test R&D trial batches and associated stability studies and generate analysis report.


Develop and validate analytical Cleaning Validation methods and perform testing of cleaning validation samples and generate analytical report.


Responsible for developing and executing analytical protocols (e.g. Method validation) and drafting the dissolution and assay test methods and validation reports.


Develop test methods for evaluating both the physical and chemical aspects of new pharmaceutical products.


Maintain good documentation practices and proper laboratory notebooks and prepare ARD reports. Review other scientists’ notebooks when required.


Recommend and draft SOPs for general laboratory procedures.


Assisting in preparation /review Modules and QOS for ANDA/NDA submission


Provide regular update reports on progress of projects.


Multi-task by working on several simultaneous projects. 



Perform other duties as assigned.


Perform trouble-shooting and investigations under the direction of management.


Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.


Other projects and duties as required or assigned.


Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related scientific discipline
  • Master’s Degree is a plus but not essential

Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with BS
  • 2-3 years with MS


        Competency                                                           Proficiency Level

  • Job Knowledge                                                       Intermediate
  • Excellence in Execution                                        Intermediate
  • Communication/Teamwork                                Intermediate
  • Internal/External Customer Focus                     Intermediate
  • Management/ Leadership                                    Basic



  • Assay, Related substances tests
  • Karl Fischer, Melting point apparatus, Viscometer
  • UV/Vis spectrophotometer, IR spectroscopy
  • FT-IR
  • Wet chemistry techniques
  • USP Dissolution apparatus II and III
  • Bulk and Tap  Density apparatus
  • HPLC/UPLC with UV variable wavelength and PDA detectors


  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Comply with all cGMP requirements and Company policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Possesses sound analytical problem-solving and documentation skills
  • Communicates effectively. Writes and speaks clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize conflicting demands
  • Executes assigned tasks within established schedule
  • Develop and maintain expertise in chemistry/pharmaceutics through continuing professional education and training
  • Knowledgeable with MS Office