Research Associate


Muscatine, Iowa

a month ago

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Research Associate
Muscatine, Iowa

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate  
Location: Round Lake, IL 60073
Duration: 12 Months

Department/Function: Pharmaceuticals R&D/Stability Lab

This position is responsible for analytical testing, validation/verification, and/or transfer of test method supporting Pharmaceuticals parenteral products. Work will primarily support stability testing, but may also support new product development and/or sustaining product initiatives.
The individual in this position must:
• Effectively contribute solid technical knowledge to a variety of projects within the relevant discipline with minimal assistance.
• Display basic technical understanding of related disciplines.
• Conduct routine/non-routine research and design experiments with minimal assistance

The individual must not be allergic to Penicillin, Cephalosporin, or their related products and/or materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct critical chemical and physical analyses on finished product stability samples. May also support testing of raw materials, initial, in-process, and final product samples from manufacturing facilities or department projects. Work under minimum supervision.
• Perform review of test data, which includes overall documentation practices. Perform review functions in LIMS or other computerized systems.
• Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data. May be required to be a system owner or conduct validations.
• Perform advanced chemical assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of chemistry principles. Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner to meet project schedules
• Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, cGxP, and QSR regulations.
• Investigate deviations and write exception documents.
• Collaborate with other functions/departments to solve problems, increase efficiency, improve quality and provide product support.
• Maintain laboratory safety requirements, perform equipment maintenance/calibration, and troubleshoot basic instrument problems

• Must have good oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills and be detail oriented.
• Proficient in advanced wet chemistry, volumetric preparation techniques and instrumental methods of analysis
• Must demonstrate effectiveness in ability to train others, leadership, organization, teamwork/interpersonal skills, results orientation, and task completion
• Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and in a timely fashion
• Possess writing and computer skills
• Must communicate effectively with managers, peers, and subordinates.
• Interpret available information and make recommendation to resolve technical challenges

Physical Activities and Requirements:
• Must be able to hand write and use computers for the majority of the work day
• Must be able to transfer materials, mix solutions/product(s), open products, and perform laboratory testing
• May require standing for extended periods
• Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds routinely
• This work is subject to hazards including exposure to chemicals, drug products, and bacteria. This includes Penicillin, Cephalosporin, their related products and/or materials

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelors degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g. chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences) with analytical chemistry laboratory coursework and at least 2 years of experience
• Analytical chemistry instrumentation experience (e.g. HPLC, UPLC, UHPLC, pH, KF, titration, etc.)
• Must have HPLC experience; Empower experience is preferred.
• Electronic Lab Notebook experience is desired.
• Pharmaceutical GMP laboratory experience is desired.
• Stability study execution and validation experience is desired. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $34.00/hr.