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Johnson Matthey Senior Principal Analytical Scientist in Devens, Massachusetts

Senior Principal Analytical Scientist

Location US - Devens, MA

Sector Health

Requisition Number 12805

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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, and validation 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 will 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. As a leader of people leaders, you will be expected to handle a dynamic team and lead/spearhead scientific excellence within a large group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises, directs and reviews the work of other analytical chemists and scientists, as well as team and group leaders.

  • Provides training on analytical chemistry and cGMP procedures; Manages performance for the direct reports.

  • Analyses 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.

  • 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 8 years’ experience in a GMP environment.

  • MS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 12 years’ experience in a GMP environment.

  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in a GMP environment.

  • Minimum of 8 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.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and other complex computer software



Johnson Matthey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Johnson Matthey does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.