Scientific Research Associate

at Robert Half in Gages Lake, Illinois, United States

Job Description


We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Scientific Research Associate in Gages Lake, IL. The individual in this role will be responsible for analytical testing validation/verification and/or transfer of test method supporting Pharmaceuticals parenteral products. The work will primarily support stability testing but may also support new product development and/or sustaining product initiatives. This role offers a short term contract employment opportunity.


- Contribute solid technical knowledge to a variety of projects within the relevant discipline with minimal assistance

- Display basic technical understanding of related disciplines

- Conduct routine/non-routine research and design experiments with minimal assistance

- Conduct critical chemical and physical analyses on finished product stability samples. May also support testing of raw materials initial in-process and final product samples from manufacturing facilities or department projects

- Perform review of test data which includes overall documentation practices. Perform review functions in LIMS or other computerized systems

- Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data. May be required to be a system owner or conduct validations

- Perform advanced chemical assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of chemistry principles. Complete all testing including special project/protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner to meet project schedules

- Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA cGxP and QSR regulations

- Investigate deviations and write exception documents

- Collaborate with other functions/departments to solve problems, increase efficiency, improve quality and provide product support

- Maintain laboratory safety requirements, perform equipment maintenance/calibration, and troubleshoot basic instrument problems

Requirements – Proficiency in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex application architectures

- Demonstrated ability to supervise and provide guidance to a team

- Excellent documentation skills, including experience in creating design specifications and validation plans

- Strong research skills and ability to stay abreast with latest consumer electronics trends

- Experience in materials handling and ensuring compliance to safety guidelines

- Ability to review and verify work outputs to ensure adherence to quality standards

- Proficient in using computer systems and workstations

- Strong understanding of standard operation procedures, principles, methods, and practices relevant to product development

- Exceptional leadership and teamwork skills

- Excellent computer skills and proficiency in relevant software

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment

- Ability to ensure compliance with applicable regulations

- Experience in troubleshooting issues and providing workstation support. Technology Doesn’t Change the World, People Do.®

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Job Posting: JC261251509

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024

Updated On: Jul 15, 2024

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