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Analytical Chemist – Job Overview:


This position involves the development and validation of pharmaceutical analytical methods in Velesco Pharma’s development laboratories.  Additionally, the successful candidate will lead the transfer of analytical methods, along with release and stability testing of clinical study supplies in our cGMP QC laboratory


Based primarily in the Plymouth, MI facility the role will entail frequent (1-2 times a month) multi-day trips to our cGMP facility in Kalamazoo.


Education, training, experience:


A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical analytical chemistry laboratory, including experience with operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting HPLC systems , method development, method validation and stability testing programs.   Familiarity with Agilent HPLC systems and Chemstation/Empower software is an advantage. Experience with dissolution method development/execution is preferred.  Experience handling and weighing small quantities of material utilizing a microbalance, familiarity with writing and maintaining SOPs, high quality lab notebook documentation, and ability to write high quality scientific reports is required. 


Must be self-motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, able to independently handle a wide variety of work assignments and meet tight timelines.  Candidate will work in a fast changing environment and needs good judgment and awareness to recognize and solve laboratory/data issues.  Exhibits good writing, communication and time-management skills and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and similar programs. Able and willing to work in a team environment and participate in team activities.


Education Required: BS or MS Degree in Chemistry or related field.

Please send qualified resume to


Salary: Negotiable


Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, 401K


Velesco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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