Scientist, Laboratory Technical Services

Quality & Compliance Rochester, Michigan


Description

Scientist, Laboratory Technical Services, Quality Assurance / Laboratory, Michigan-Rochester

 

About Endo International plc

Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) is a highly focused generics and specialty branded pharmaceutical company delivering quality medicines to patients in need through excellence in development, manufacturing and commercialization. Endo has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA, employing approximately 3,000 people worldwide.  For 2018 Endo, reported revenue of $2.947B and adjusted diluted EPS of $2.89.  Learn more at www.endo.com.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Scientist, Laboratory Technical Services is primarily responsible for supporting the analytical testing requirements of commercial/pre-commercial materials and products, including method development, validation and transfer, pre-commercial/commercial testing of materials and samples in a regulated laboratory environment.  Has expert proficiency in conducting all types of physical and chemical analyses (including the most complex analyses) using all equipment.  This position will have a significant role supporting pending ANDA submissions, product launches, and method lifecycle activities to achieve company goals and initiatives.  Write and review SOPs, test methods, validation protocols and reports.  The Scientist also provides mentoring to Chemists. 

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Analysis & Testing

  • Validates analytical methods for Finished Product and Raw Material release and stability testing
  • Evaluates, troubleshoots/improves existing analytical methods when necessary
  • Prepares method validation protocols, reports, and analytical test methods
  • Performs testing to support process and formulation development (e.g. excipient compatibility, solubility, dissolution studies, stability/impurity assessment)
  • Performs work to support project as assigned with little oversight
  • Presents analytical data to project team for review and discussion
  • Reviews and approves laboratory test data and documentation (e.g. notebooks, raw data and technical documentation, test method, validation protocol, or validation report) for completeness and compliance when necessary
  • Reviews and evaluates drug substance supplier’s technical documents to ensure internal test requirements are adequate
  • Uses laboratory software for analyses
  • Is alert to and detects abnormalities during performances of tests and reviews

Lab Equipment

  • Provides general laboratory support such as routine instrument cleaning/preventative maintenance/calibration, sample receiving, chemical inventory, document filing and housekeeping
  • Cleans lab working surfaces and dispose of any excess chemicals, solutions, solvents, etc. in the special waste containers for each class of waste chemicals
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation and performs subsequent analyses

Investigations

  • Elevates questionable sample results, OOS, and aberrant results immediately to Supervisor and recommends a course of action related to LTS activities
  • Participates in root cause identification of complex laboratory investigations
  • Writes, edits, and reviews SOPs and laboratory investigations

Training

  • Trains junior Scientists/Chemists on analytical techniques
  • Continuously updates knowledge with respect to the latest technologies related to analytical science
  • Maintains assigned training records current and in-compliance
  • Actively assumes/demonstrates responsibility in training others in good documentation practice, practical lab skills, and chemical theories, methodologies and procedures

Compliance

  • Identifies need for SOPs and writes or revises, as appropriate
  • Performs work in a timely and safe manner conforming to regulatory, company and compendiaI requirements within pharmaceutical manufacturing setting.  Works in compliance with cGMP/cGLP regulations
  • Documents data generated in notebooks/worksheets/LIMS in compliance with SOPs
  • Takes active role in auditing laboratory logbooks/documentation to ensure compliance
  • Follows internal processes related to controlled substances

Safety

  • Follows EH&S procedures to ensure a safe work environment
  • Follows all applicable safety and standards guidelines, such as SOPs, cGMP, DEA regulations good documentation practice and/or MSDS

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or related field with 6 years relevant analytical laboratory experience OR
  • Master’s Degree in above disciplines with 4 years’ relevant analytical lab experience OR
  • PhD in above disciplines with some relevant analytical laboratory experience preferred

Knowledge

  • Has strong knowledge of laboratory software and has expanded knowledge of chromatographic software (e.g. Waters Empower, Agilent ChemStation and Sotax WinSotax), using custom fields, custom calculations and custom reports
  • Full proficiency with various laboratory techniques/instruments: HPLC, UV-Vis, FT-IR, GC and dissolution tester, melting point apparatus, viscometer, Karl Fischer titrator, pH meter, analytical balance, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable safety and standards guidelines, such as FDA, ICH, SOP, cGMP, GLP, DEA regulations and/or MSDS
  • Has demonstrated competence in conducting chemical analyses
  • Strong knowledge of wet chemistry techniques
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to critically review and analyze data, interpret information, and draw conclusions from relevant or missing information
  • Ability to display and analyze data in a logical manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as good computer skills
  • Strong attention to details and accurate record keeping
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Ability to coach less senior staff and develop laboratory skills and ability
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities and follow through on assignments

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, reaching, climbing/balancing, kneeling/crouching/crawling, looking at monitor for extended periods, moderate noise levels and potential business travel.  Work is in an FDA and DEA-regulated pharma lab environment with risk of exposure to various chemicals
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15-25 lbs.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment, including respirators, gloves, etc. 
  • Specific visions abilities are required by this job include close vision and color vision
  • Ability to occasionally tolerate significant differences in temperature and/or humidity for short periods

 

 

Endo recognizes the advantages of a diverse workforce achieved through a commitment to equal employment opportunities.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

 

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