Analytical Chemist I, Raw Materials

Quality Control Greenville, North Carolina


Position Overview

This position primarily performs routine analytical testing in support of pharmaceutical products following all applicable safety, quality, and regulation requirements. 

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Analytical Testing:  With general supervision and oversight, primarily perform routine analytical testing using established methods and specialized manual/automated equipment with emphasis on chromatographic and spectrophotometric procedures of excipients, drug substance and/or drug product materials
  • Data Interpretation: With supervision, use appropriate resources (e.g. software), investigate and interpret data to determine if the reported data meets specifications or expected outcomes
  • Quality:  Ensure the integrity of data, quality of work, products and services as a first priority; complies or exceeds all regulatory and cGMP compliance standards as well as ensure accuracy of analyses as it relates to right first-time measures
  • Safety:  Adhere to all workplace safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices and actively advance a culture of safety within his or her team and organization

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain data integrity and employ good documentation practices when performing experiments
  • Compare laboratory data against specifications and trend data where applicable to determine if results meet requirements
  • Ensure proper usage, care, and return of calibration standards including, but not limited to, reference standards, timers, thermometers, and instrumentation
  • Ensure accuracy of testing by following method/standard instructions and adhering to internal SOPs to eliminate the potential for repeat testing, deviations, and investigations
  • Under general supervision, perform primarily routine testing for chromatographic and spectrophotometric methods of analysis in support of pharmaceutical excipients, API and/or drug product
    • Testing can include but is not limited to assays (potencies, related substances, residual solvents, metals, etc.), rate of release (dissolution), moisture, identification, and other various wet chemistry-based measurements; HPLC and/or GC based methods are commonly employed along with titrations, UV and IR
  • Enter data into established reports/templates or software-based systems
  • Conduct peer review of basic laboratory experiments and ensure accuracy of the testing procedure
  • Become effective at using Empower to support testing of primarily routine analyses

Key Competencies/Requirements

  • Accountability:  Assume responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering business results; setting high standards of performance for self and others
  • Agility:  Respond positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems
  • Creativity:  Explore and advances opportunities to develop novel solutions and approaches to the improvement of processes and services
  • Empowerment:  Find opportunities to improve and extend their contribution to the organization and their teammates
  • Integrity:  Demonstrate the highest commitment to integrity and showing respect for and value all individuals for their diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, approaches and ideas
  • Passion:  Evidence passion for the organization, our people, and the difference we make daily in improving the lives and health of people
  • Attention to Detail:  Ensure information is complete and accurate; follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled
  • Teamwork:  Work well with others while providing support and assistance to team members to help accomplish objectives
  • Time Management:  Establish a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective; set priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity


  • Bachelor’s degree a science-related discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Associate degree in Biotechnology, Chemistry or equivalent science degree with 1 year of professional experience in pharmaceutical analytical chemistry

Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Eligibility 

Mayne Pharma provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  Mayne Pharma also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Mayne Pharma is an E-Verify employer.