Analytical Chemist(s)
Odan Laboratories - Pointe-Claire, QC

Odan Laboratories Research and Development team is currently searching for Analytical Chemist(s) with Topical Semi-Solid and Liquid products testing experience, to assist with testing and development of new products in accordance with GMP/GLP and Odan procedures. These position(s) are on contract /full-time basis.

Job Summary:

The Analytical Chemist(s) are responsible to develop and validate methods for new products. They are expected to generate accurate results following GMP by analyzing dosage and/or raw material samples, process validation and optimization samples, using various chemical and instrumental techniques, in accordance with established compendial and in-house testing methods with minimum supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and validate analytical test methods following cGMP guidance documents of different regulatory agencies.
  • Perform analysis of raw material, in-process, finished products and stability samples using analytical instruments and established analytical procedures and techniques.
  • Compiles all data obtained from testing and observations and completes report summaries, as per established SOPs.
  • Recognizes OOS or out of trend results and under the direction of the Supervisor assists in the completion of lab investigations.
  • Performs calibration of laboratory equipment as required by the department's established calibration program and GMP requirements.
  • Work as an effective team member to meet departmental and corporate goals, sharing knowledge with team members and across organization.
  • Maintains compliance to all health and safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides technical troubleshooting support or training to other team members where appropriate.
  • Disposes of waste solvents and orders any chemicals or laboratory supplies as required.
  • Reviewing analytical documentation and testing data for analysis performed by other chemists.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned by the supervisor and manager.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Able to troubleshoot analytical methods and laboratory instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of cGMP/GLP, USP, FDA and OHSA Guidelines applicable to laboratory and product development.
  • Good theoretical understanding of FT-IR, titration, UV and chromatography (TLC, HPLC, GC), spectrometry, particle sizing and other analytical tools to support product development and testing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Proven organization and time management skills as demonstrated through previous work and/or educational experience.
  • Review of drug master files of actives, inactive sand packaging components.
  • Calibrates lab equipment such as balance, disintegration, FT-IR, Karl Fischer titrator, pH meter and UV according to established calibration program and GMP requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a fast-paced development and cross-functional team.


  • Ph. D/ M.Sc. from a recognized educational institution in Chemistry or a related field; relevant experience in the analysis of topical and liquid semi-solid pharmaceutical products

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