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Scientist II/III. Job in Rockville FOX8 Jobs

Rockville, Maryland
Job Type
10 Jun 2022

Summary of the Position

This is a hands-on position in USP's Dosage Form Performance Laboratory (DFPL). In this role, the Scientist II/III is responsible for conducting routine analyses relevant to the development and support of drug release testing methods. The Scientist I/II provides analytical support and generates laboratory data to assess the performance and quality of drug products and other USP reference standards. The incumbent works hands-on conducting testing and problem solving at the bench level.

Roles and Responsibilities

Performs routine drug release testing and chemical analysis on developmental formulations and candidate reference materials; examples of test procedures include USP Apparatus 1 and 2 dissolution testing, UV-Vis analyses, Loss on Drying, Karl Fischer titrations, Disintegration, Hardness testing, Friability, Differential scanning calorimetry/ Thermogravimetric analysis, particle size determination by laser diffraction, liquid chromatography; Prepares solutions and reagents as needed. Other responsibilities include:

• Log in and tracking of chemicals and samples.

• Participates in cross-functional teams involved in reference standards development, including test protocol generation and review.

• Conducts research into processes and techniques of relevance to pharmaceutical dosage form in vitro testing and dosage for performance characterization.

• Define critical processes and workflows of projects.

• Implement data collection systems and databases.

• Troubleshoots methods and instrumentation issues. This will involve data mining, trending and analysis to identify problems or determine process controls necessary to mitigate risks to data quality.

• Generates, review, and reports scientifically sound, reproducible and accurate data.

• Takes ownership of assigned tasks and completes tasks in a timely manner with minimal errors.

• Trains less experienced staff in various aspects of research.

Basic Qualifications

Scientist II: MS in Chemistry or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant laboratory experience.

Scientist III: PHD, or MS in Science or related field with 5 years of relevant laboratory experience, or BA/BS in Science and 7 years of relevant laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Exposure to common analytical methods and procedures.

• Understanding of common analytical methods and procedures, as well as other general analytical chemistry principles. Takes personal responsibility to ensure work is delivered on time and is of the highest possible quality. Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. Experience working in the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry strongly preferred.

• Working knowledge of common analytical methods and procedures, and expertise in calibrating and operating dissolution and disintegration testing equipment.

• Good understanding of chromatographic analyses, as well as other general analytical chemistry principles.

• Ensures work is delivered on time and is the highest possible quality.

• Skills to anticipate, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.

About USP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

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  • Job Reference: 620993200-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: United States Pharmacopeia
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent