Chemist II

Job Location
Bridgewater, NJ
Job Description

In early 2015, Actavis completed the acquisition of Allergan. This combination united two growing, successful and profitable companies into a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. In June 2015, the combined company changed its corporate name to Allergan plc and its stock ticker to NYSE:AGN. 
Today, our nearly 30,000 talented global employees are creating an unrivaled foundation for long-term growth. We combine highly regarded brands and a best-in-class generics business with an enviable pipeline and lean, reliable operations to drive value for customers. 
Join one of the world's fastest growing specialty pharmaceutical companies! 
At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn't just welcomed, it's encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of stretch assignments and opportunities to step into the spotlight. 
Position Description 
Performs complex testing of raw materials and drug products, maintenance and calibration of analytical instruments, prepares standard and sample solutions, and maintains appropriate records. 
Main Areas of Responsibilities 
• Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws. 
• Conducts scheduled preventive maintenance and calibration of equipment (i.e., pH meter, HPLC, dissolution equipment, etc). 
• Prepares standard and sample solutions as required by the test methods. 
• Operates general analytical instruments during routine testing (i.e., HPLC, GC, UV, automatic titrator, IR, AA and TLC). 
• Performs wet Chemistry tests (i.e., LOD, pH, titration, etc.). 
• Performs analysis on intermediate and finished products. 
• Maintains appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks) as required by SOP's. 
• Complies with all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP) and safety requirements, laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Company policies and procedures. 
• Complies with good housekeeping and safety practices. 
• Participates in troubleshooting of analytical test methods and laboratory instruments. 
• May perform peer review of other chemist's work. 
• Takes part in the training program as a qualified trainer, as requested. 
• Performs related duties as assigned.



• Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements. 
• Up-to-date instrumentation and the following instruments: UV/IR, HPLC, GC and TLC. 
• Chemistry and wet chemistry. 
• Computer applications and programs related to laboratory applications (i. e., HPLC, FTIR, AA). 
• Quality control systems. 
• Math including statistics. 
• Sample preparation techniques. 
• Spectroscopic techniques. 
• Chromatographic system. 
• Compliance with DEA and site requirements regarding the handling, use and disposal of controlled substances.

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