Analytical Scientist - Material Characterization

Longmont, Colorado, United States Full-time

Position Title: Analytical Scientist – Material Characterization
Job Location(s): Longmont, CO
Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Full Time
Starting Salary Range: Competitive
Job Requisition #: 18078

Cambrex ( is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, results-oriented individual to join our team of dedicated professionals focused on customer service and quality. We are currently accepting resumes.



  • Development of methods and specifications, method qualification and transfer to support API and drug product manufacturing
  • Supporting GMP analysis
  • Supporting the development of appropriate methods and performing characterization of research materials.
  • Partnering with CMC functional groups to create project GMP documentation including specifications, test methods, and certificates of analysis.
  • Performs duties consistent with cGMP regulations.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies as directed
  • Instrument specific experience with ICP-MS, Laser Particle Size, KF, HPLC, and GC instrumentation
  • Maintains a clean and safe work-space.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook and/or computer files according to standard, accepted practices.
  • Participates in group and project meetings as required.
  • Participates in and complies with all current safety, health and environmental programs.
  • Performs other related duties assigned by management.
  • Executes a wide range of laboratory techniques and actively investigates new techniques.
  • Builds a familiarity with the current scientific literature in the area of analytical chemistry.
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills related to analytical chemistry.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong understanding of analytical laboratory techniques, method development, GMP requirements.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and in teams, manages multiple tasks.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in timelines and project flow are desired.
  • Previous supervisory experience with a focus on staff development is strongly preferred.
  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related field
  • 3 - 5+ years of experience in analytical and pharmaceutical development. Preference is for experience supporting development and manufacture of small molecule APIs and solid oral dosage forms for investigational products.
  • Excellent skills in general laboratory techniques.
  • Strong analytical chemistry background, with emphasis on ICP-MS Laser Particle Size, KF, HPLC, GC, and wet chemistry techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of GMP concepts.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and in teams.
  • Manages multiple tasks.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in timelines and project flow are desired.


  • Exceptional communication skills with internal customers, external customers and team members
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondences
  • Ability to listen and respond well to external customers, partners and colleagues at all levels
  • Highly goal and result oriented
  • Prioritizes tasks according to business objectives and can pursue several objectives simultaneously
  • Can work independently with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Knows how to obtain support from different collaborations
  • Tackles problems with enthusiasm and curiosity
  • Treats colleagues at all levels with respect.

Cambrex 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.