Associate Scientist - Chromatography

Employer: Polymer Solutions
Job Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Category: Biotech/Chemical/Pharmaceutical, Quality Assurance, Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 6/7/2018
Closing Date: 9/1/2018
Polymer Solutions
Since 1987, Polymer Solutions (PSI) has been answering difficult questions regarding polymers, plastics and composites. From our home in Blacksburg Virginia, we partner with our clients from around the world to solve and prevent their most complex problems through chemical analysis, physical testing and consultation.
Job Description Associate Scientist - Chromatography
Position Summary: This position is responsible for performing analysis using chromatography methods and instruments and assisting with the operations of the Chromatography Lab.
Supervisor: Chromatography Lab Manager
Preferred Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Chemistry
  • 2-3 years of industry experience
  • Chemistry experience under the guidance of ISO 17025 quality system or FDA Registered quality system
  • Experience with chromatography method development and validation
  • The ability to set up and calibrate chromatography instruments
  • The ability to prepare and run samples on chromatography instrumentation
  • Excellent communication skills specific to technical report writing
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Entry-level professional position involved in day to day activities in a laboratory setting under prescribed processes (Quality Procedures, Work Instructions, Standardized or Compendial methods).
  • Completes work under PSI Quality System requirements.
  • Create and maintain detailed lab record documentation (notebooks and computer based) according to GMPs.
  • Assists experienced scientists by carrying out detailed steps of client projects through assigned tasks.
  • Able to accomplish analytical work for simple projects paying attention to detail.
  • Peer Review expectations include but are not limited to approving lab notebook pages, checking data entry, and sequence checks.
  • Have a working knowledge of Qualtrax (or similar Quality Control Software) to perform duties under technical guidance including, but not limited to: initiating workflows for training, deviations, and investigations, and document check-out, revision, and submission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic/vocational qualification.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Computer Skills-the individual is experienced in the use of standard computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 
  • Communication-the individual possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, presenting information in a logical and organized manner.
  • Attention to Detail-the individual carefully follows procedures, and maintains thorough and detailed records in the laboratory notebook.
  • Quality-the individual understands and works within the PSI quality system in the performance of all work, exhibiting accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Safety and Security-the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and requirements.
  • Organization-the individual maintains an organized work environment and uses and improves systems to benefit the company and the other staff with which they work.
  • Integrity-the individual acts with honesty and makes ethical decisions when faced with any situation.
  • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, prioritizes well, responds to management directions, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Growth-the individual shows flexibility and interest in other opportunities to contribute to the corporate
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