Senior Chemist - (Mt. Vernon, IN)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Job Location
Mount Vernon, IN 47620
Job Description

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Senior Chemist in Mt. Vernon, IN you'll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.
As the Senior Chemist, you will performs and/or supports routine qualitative and/or quantitative analytical chemistry testing on pharmaceutical raw materials, components and/or finished products according to policy and procedures at a consistently high level with a focus on quality and efficiency.  The role may include shift work.  


Essential Job Functions: 

•Performs data review activities as required.
•Participates in and leads QC Team Discussions.
•Maintains adequate inventories of reagents, glassware and other supplies.
•Maintains current, complete, legible notebooks and laboratory records in compliance with good scientific and regulatory practices.
•Writes and executes laboratory investigations for known lab errors and OOS results using Trackwise and/or other QC procedures.
•May perform sampling activities (e.g., swabs.)
•Maintains and troubleshoots testing equipment.
•Participates in investigations for PET process areas related to QC processes or data.
•Trains QC employees in good analytical techniques, methods and instrumentation based on expertise. 
•Troubleshoots methods and processes.
•Executes laboratory processes in compliance with GMPs, site and corporate policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and test methods.  Immediately reports deviations that have the potential to compromise product quality.
•The role may include shift work.
•Performs testing on a range of samples, including chemical raw materials, components (including packaging materials), finished products, stability samples, water, and environmental samples.
•May perform sampling activities of various types in the facility (e.g., swabs.)
•Maintains and troubleshoots testing equipment.
•Provides and follows up on ideas for continuous improvements in laboratory processes.
•Performs project work and participates in investigations.
•Trains QC employees in GMP, SHE, QC methods and processes.
•Troubleshoots methods and processes.
•May serve as an expert in a specific area of laboratory equipment, process, or system.
•The role may include shift work. 
Essential Requirements: 

•Bachelor degree in a Science subject (Chemistry, or closely related subjects).
•At least 2 years laboratory experience. 
Desired Background: 

•5 years QC chemistry laboratory experience.
•High level of knowledge and competence with a specific piece of laboratory equipment, or a QC/QA process or system. 
Next Steps - Apply today! 
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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