Laboratory Technician

Research and Development South Plainfield, New Jersey


Description

Cosette Pharmaceuticals is a US based, diversified pharmaceutical company with a proven topicals and dermatology portfolio and a growing branded pharmaceuticals business. We are fully integrated, with a deep focus on internal R&D, high quality manufacturing standards and commercial sales excellence. We continue to diversify and expand through strategic partnerships, acquisitions and internal R&D.

Our highly experienced leadership team are busy writing the next, most ambitious chapter of our story. Building on a 100+ year heritage, their shared vision of innovation will leverage the expertise of more than 350+ team members, and infrastructure to create remarkable new opportunities for the patients and physicians we serve every day.

Cosette is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ with 2 additional locations in the U.S. The South Plainfield, NJ office consists of an R&D Laboratory and other functional areas. The Lincolnton, NC site is a fully functioning, state of the art, manufacturing facility.

Innovating every day.™

Responsibilities:

This position provides administrative and laboratory support services to the Product Development team.  Scope of duties includes word processing, copying and filing of all departmental documents, review of data transcriptions in the reports, distributing, collecting, and storing sample/ lab supplies, washing/drying/distributing glassware to appropriate location within laboratory; assist with cleaning laboratory facilities, disposal of solvents as per the site EHS requirements, performing physical tests and preparing labels and sample jars; and ordering supplies and shipping samples to outside labs.

Work Performed:

Duties include but are not limited to:

Laboratory Operation:

    • Manufacture lab scale R&D batches to support product development scientists
    • Package finished products into suitable packaging components
    • Perform physical tests (minimum fills, viscosity, consistency, pH, etc)
    • Maintain active ingredients, raw materials and packaging components inventory
    • Receive and store incoming excipients and products
    • Record supplies in log books
    • Refill shelves with -reagents, chemicals, etc. on a regular basis
    • Check and maintain inventories of RLD, market product
    • Collect dirty laboratory glassware, clean using laboratory dishwasher; Distribute cleaned glassware to the respective areas
    • Dispose of solvents as per EHS requirements
    • Record chart temperature in CRT and Retain Room daily
    • Calibrate Laboratory Balances on a daily basis
    • Assist in preparing R&D batches finished product/stability sample labels
    • Pull stability samples on time from respected stability chambers
    • Review Data transcriptions in Reports
    • Order and receive office/lab supplies
    • Receive shipments from other site or outside vendor, save CoA’s or related documents to the respective folder

Word Processing/Tracking:

    • Prepare summary data sheets for all R&D batches evaluation
    • Monitor chemical, packaging and finished product inventory
    • Prepare labels for R&D batch finished products and stability samples

General:

    • Prepare limit invoices and ship samples for outside lab testing
    • Copy and file PD reports to various departments
    • Archive documents/notebooks from Document Retain Room
    • Scan and share various documents, reports, protocols, notebooks etc. with respected departments

Aspects of Performance:

    • Maintains confidentiality
    • Possesses sound documentation skills
    • Demonstrates ability to prioritize conflicting demands
    • Executes assigned tasks within established schedule
    • Communicates clearly and concisely
    • Develop & maintain expertise through continuing education & training
    • Comply with company policies, procedures, rules and regulations

Qualifications:

Position requires competency with Microsoft Office Suite.  Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.  Must have basic knowledge of chemicals and laboratory environment.

Education: 

High School Diploma is required.  Associate’s degree a plus.

Experience:  

Minimum of two years of related pharmaceutical experience required.  

Minimum of one year of experience as a laboratory assistant, preferably in a pharmaceutical industry. 

Equal Opportunity Employment

Providing “equal employment opportunity” is one of the most important people policies of Cosette Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Our goal is to do all that we realistically can to provide genuine equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees in all phases of our operation. It is the policy of this Company that there shall be no discrimination with respect to employment, or any of the terms and conditions of employment, because of an individual’s race, creed, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partnership, familial status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, disability (including AIDS and HIV infection), genetic information, liability for service in the United States armed forces or any other legally protected status. The Company is dedicated to ensuring that all employment decisions are in accordance with these principles of equal employment opportunity.