Manager, Analytical

Agawam, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

Position Title: Manager, Analytical Chemistry
Job Location(s): Agawam, MA
Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Full Time
Starting Salary Range: Competitive
Job Requisition #: 17001

Avista Pharma Solutions is a contract testing, development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) encompassing over 200,000 square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space in the U.S. and the U.K. (Agawam, MA – Durham, NC – Longmont, CO – Edinburgh, Scotland), providing pharmaceutical, animal health and medical device clients with a broad suite of scientifically-differentiated services.

DUTIES:

  • As Manager of Analytical Chemistry, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of the analytical chemistry laboratory.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring all testing is completed in a timely manner, following written procedures in a cGMP compliant environment, and managing quality events.
  • You will ensure the laboratory is maintained in an audit ready state, review data for accuracy and completeness, and write technical documents (e.g. reports, protocols, test procedures, SOPs, etc.).
  • As Supervisor / Manager of Analytical Chemistry, you will oversee analysts’ testing of pharmaceutical samples and ensure analysts receive and are current with training necessary to perform the testing required.
  • Additionally, you will supervise compendial method verifications and method transfers.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or advanced degree) in Chemistry or related science field required.
  • 4+ years of experience in a GMP analytical chemistry testing laboratory.
  • Experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience supporting compendial testing (USP, EP, JP, ACS, FCC, etc.) for wet chemistry, chromatographic, and spectrophotometric analyses.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis for quality events.

 
SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with clients and other employees.
  • Goal-oriented, with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and numerous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to review, compile, and analyze information to prepare reports.

 
Avista Pharma Solutions is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.