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Analytical Chemist II  Richmond, VA  Posted: 5/3/2022
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Alphanumeric is hiring Analytical Chemists to work in Richmond, VA with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. 


Job Purpose

  • Support Operations by analyzing raw materials, intermediate batches, packaging and finished products as required.
  • Responsible for instrument trouble shooting.
  • Perform analytical testing on all incoming Raw Materials using USP/NF, FCC, Pharmacopoeia and  methodology.
  • Data analysis and entry of test results. Investigate out of specification results.
  • Support method development, validation and/or product transfer activity as necessary.
  • Preparation, documentation and maintenance of test solutions and standards.
  • Maintain, calibrate, and validate laboratory equipment.
  • Ensures that GMP, Quality, Healthy & Safety are considered in all aspects of role.
  • Perform other duties as directed by lab manager.



  • Routine testing of raw material, bulk batch, packaging and stability samples.
  • Authority to notify Operations in manufacturing or filling processes if a problem affecting the quality of the product has been discovered.
  • Authority to initiate investigations in quality related issues.
  • Investigate out of specification an out of trend data, and recommend CAPA. Participate on cross-functional teams.
  • Comply with all safety procedures and policies.
  • Participate in Operational Excellence initiatives and programs.
  • Incorporate Lean Sigma/Lean Lab principles into ways of working.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours (including weekends) to archive results as needed

Job Requirements


Knowledge/ Education / Previous Experience Required

  • Bachelor of Science degree in applicable scientific discipline or equivalent on the job experience.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of related work experience.
  • Working laboratory experience, preferably with pharmaceutical experience.
  • Working knowledge of Quality standards, and GMP requirements.
  • Working knowledge of validations, calibration systems, and instrumentation.
  • Working knowledge of applicable policies and procedures.
  • Problem solving/continuous improvement skills.
  • Development skills in interpersonal communications, team building and training facilitation.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in writing, reviewing and revising SOPs, testing instruction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, data acquisition software, and Laboratory Information System (LIMS).
  • Ability to work and succeed in a team based environment.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours (including weekends) to achieve results as needed.


This position requires that all workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and proof of vaccination will be required. Considerations will be made for those seeking Medical Exemption under ADA or Religious exemption under Title VII



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