Under the director of the Director, of R&D, the Analytical Chemist, located in Columbia, MD, will plan, develop and routinely execute various research and development of new products and improvements to current products.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain analytical laboratory with analytical instruments and provide best practices in management in the lab (equipment, supplies, glassware, safety procedures, etc.)
Maintain documents, lab notebook and SOPs
Develop both precise/accurate and high throughput analytical methods for new and existing active ingredients and impurities on instrument such as HPLC-UV, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS.
Provide analytical support for Certis Biologicals’ fermentation manufacturing plants and samples derived from fermentation broths, formulation samples and natural extract samples
Troubleshoot methods, assays, verifies and validates analytical methodology.
Conduct analysis and report results for samples from manufacturing sites and customers in a timely manner
Conduct data analysis and prepare detailed reports with conclusions and recommendations, and present the results obtained as needed.
Work independently and with interdisciplinary research teams.
Work Environment / Travel Requirements:
Work is conducted in a laboratory setting. Sitting, standing, pushing pulling and lifting up to 20 lbs. Travel may be required up to 3 times a year to the Company’s manufacturing sites in CA and MT.
Ph.D. or M.S. in chemistry required, 3-5 years of related experience.
Hands-on experience in analytical sample preparation and in maintenance and troubleshooting of
HPLC MS equipment.
Track record of performing analytical assays on HPLC, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS instruments.
Experience in analytical methods, development and validation, particularly on LC-MS and LC-MS/MS instruments, is desirable.
Development and performance in area of natural extracts and compound identification from Microbial sources, preferred
Work experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical or agrochemical field, preferred.