Analytical Development Scientist - Pharma

    Toronto, ON, Canada
    • BSc. in Chemistry or in a pharmaceutical–related field
    • 5+ years in analytical method development in an R&D pharma environment
    • Theoretical and practical knowledge of organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry

    Kelly Scientific Resources (KSR) is a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in providing workforce solutions.  Since its launch in 1995, KSR has provided staffing and placement services to a broad spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, cosmetics, environmental, food sciences, medical/clinical, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical.  Today, KSR leads the world in dedicated scientific and clinical research staffing.  Visit to learn more and view a full listing of our opportunities.


    The main responsibilities of this position are to develop and validate analytical test methods and provide analytical support for the product development chemists. Key duties include development and validation of new analytical methods, preparation of reports, specifications and other documents for regulatory submissions. Testing of R&D batches, raw materials and packaging components in accordance with GMP/GLP regulations may be required as needed. Work is completed with little supervision/guidance in a timely manner.


    • B. Sc. in Chemistry or in a pharmaceutical–related field with 5+ years of work experience in an R&D environment
    • Superior theoretical and practical knowledge of organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry including in-depth knowledge of gas and liquid chromatography, spectrography and other analytical techniques employed in the pharmaceutical development
    • Sound knowledge of chemistry, with main focus on analytical, organic and physical chemistry
    • Familiarity with modern computer assisted analytical instrumentation methods as well as with older techniques (i.e. titration)
    • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of chromatography and spectrography
    • Good knowledge and understanding of GMP-s and GLP-s, as well as with pertinent FDA and TPP guidelines
    • Problem solving to include both routine and non-routine tasks, such as chemistry related issues (i.e. understanding the degradation pathway of the active) instrumentation related problems (understanding symptoms of HPLC problems and eliminating/repairing them) and first review of out-of-spec investigations.


    • Develop, validate and document new analytical methods with minimum supervision
    • Prepare development/validation and other research reports
    • Report GMP work in accordance with current GMP/GLP regulations
    • Provide technical support to R&D Analytical Chemists
    • Assist the analytical chemists with out-of-spec investigations
    • Isolate/identify/synthesize impurities as required
    • Evaluate spectroscopic data (NMR, MS, IR)
    • Complete all GMP Documentation correctly and in a timely manner



    Category: Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical

    Reference ID: CA7677BM001399

    Date Posted: 11/07/2019


    Connect with Us
    Powered by SnapHop