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Johnson Matthey Principal Analytical Scientist in Devens, Massachusetts

Principal Analytical Scientist

Location:Devens, MA

Country:United States

Company Order Number:9775

Job Family:R&D

of openings:1


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.

Responsible for the implementation, development, validation and of analytical test methods in support of process research, discovery research, cGMP production, and stability testing, with particular emphasis on HPLC, GC, and LC/MS methods. The primary responsibility is testing support for production and process development teams.

Major support functions include sample analysis by a variety of analytical techniques including HPLC, GC, KF, titrations, and a variety of instrumental and wet chemical techniques. Other duties may involve analytical method modification, development, and validation. The incumbent may function as the primary contact on one or more chemical development projects. In-depth involvement with the project team concerning the chemistry of the project and analytical chemistry needs is expected.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises, directs and reviews the work of other analytical chemists and scientists.

  • Analyzes research and production samples.

  • Documents all analyses per SOPs.

  • Prepares SOPs, test methods, and other GMP documentation.

  • Reviews data generated by other analysts.

  • Independently, detects and solves complex problems of high technical difficulty.

  • Applies knowledge and expertise from multi-disciplines (including QA, QC, Analytical and production) to achieve project goals.

  • Conducts investigations independently.

  • Troubleshoots analyses and instruments.

  • Maintains and repairs analytical instrumentation.

  • Qualifies reference standards.

  • Supervises and mentors chemists and scientists. Provides training on all analytical chemistry and cGMP QC procedures.

  • Develops new analytical procedures.

  • Validates analytical methods.

  • Prepares and reviews scientific reports.

  • Interfaces with internal and external clients.

  • To carry out any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a GMP environment.

  • MS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years experience in a GMP environment.

  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years experience in a GMP environment.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in method development and validation for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

  • Experience with Process Development of APIs.

  • Experience with HPLC, GC, GC-MS, LC-MS, IC, spectroscopy, and wet chemistry

  • Experience mentoring staff members in an analytical department

  • Formal project management training.

  • Experience with writing method validation protocols and reports desirable.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and other complex computer software (UPLC, Empower 2) desirable.