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QC Chemist
Location US - North Andover, MA
Sector Health
Requisition Number 13419
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Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

Perform chemical testing of raw materials, intermediates, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in support of process research, GMP production, and stability testing. Responsible for utilizing common analytical techniques such as: HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, KF, FTIR, NMR, and wet chemical methods such as titrations.

•    Applies basic scientific knowledge to perform routine analysis and to solve simple analytical problems encountered during production support.
•    Learns and applies Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
•    With guidance, revises SOPs, test methods, and other GMP documents.
•    Conducts analysis and interpret results.
•    Transfers, modifies, and improves analytical methods with guidance from experienced team members.
•    Reviews analytical data for raw materials.
•    Performs testing for the qualification of reference standards.
•    Performs cleaning verifications and with guidance performs cleaning validations.
•    Calibrates instruments and contribute to laboratory organization and compliance.
•    Volunteers to assist with task not directly related to a specific project.
•    Participates in self-development activities.
•    To carry out any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed. 


High School Diploma or equivalent with 5 years related experience in analytical chemistry or pharmaceutical Quality Control environment.

BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with 0-3 years related experience in a pharmaceutical Quality Control environment.

Experience with common analytical techniques such as: NMR, UV, pH meter, KF, FTIR, Refractive index.

Experience in establishing integrated plans with resource and task constraints.

Experience with common analytical techniques such as: HPLC, GC, LC-MS.

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