Career Opportunities with Velesco Pharma

Analytical Laboratory Technician

Company Overview:

Velesco Pharma is a contract research and manufacturing organization providing formulation, analytical and cGMP clinical supplies to clients in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Velesco is a high growth organization founded and staffed by pharmaceutical industry veterans. The successful candidate will be working in a dynamic flexible environment with an opportunity to learn and take on greater responsibility. This role is based at Velesco’s development laboratories in Plymouth, Michigan

 

Job Overview:

Perform testing of samples for HPLC, Viscosity, Osmolality, Dissolution and other analytical techniques in a timely, accurate manner. Ability to perform laboratory operations with good dexterity, good laboratory techniques and high degree of accuracy and precision. Candidate will work with senior analytical scientists to determine priority of analyses in a fast paced, exciting environment.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Prepare reagents, samples and standards according to procedures, setup HPLC and other instruments. Document testing, observations, deviations and results clearly and completely. Understand and perform calculations as required by test methods. Understand and utilize computer software for information access, calculations and report preparation. Read and understand analytical procedures (compendial and client supplied), process and report data.

 

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent with chemistry or biology coursework. At least 5 years in an analytical laboratory or QC environment is preferred.
Additional preferences: associate degree preferred (considered two years of demonstrated equivalent experience). Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus.
Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Responsible at all times for promoting a safe culture and safety awareness within their area of responsibility. Support all safety policies and procedures at all times.

Must be self-motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, able to independently handle a wide variety of work assignments and meet tight timelines. Able and willing to work in a team environment and participate in team activities.

 

Salary: Competitive base salary plus bonus

Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, 401K

Job Type: Full-time

 

Required experience:

  • Experience working in an analytical laboratory or QC environment: 5 years

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

 

Manager of Pharmaceutical Clinical Manufacturing, Facilities and Equipment

 

Company Overview:

Velesco Pharma is a contract research and manufacturing organization providing formulation, analytical and cGMP clinical supplies to clients in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Velesco is a high growth organization founded and staffed by pharmaceutical industry veterans. The successful candidate will be working in a dynamic flexible environment with an opportunity to learn and take on greater responsibility. This role is based at Velesco’s cGMP pharmaceutical clinical manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, MI.

 

Job Overview:

In collaboration with the Velesco scientist leading new drug development projects, colleagues in Kalamazoo and clients, the successful candidate will:

 

Manufacturing

  • Oversee the scheduling of clinical manufacturing campaigns
  • Prepare and gain approval of the necessary product specifications and batch records and other cGMP documentation as required.
  • Manage the preparation of the facility, equipment, materials and documents for manufacture. Ensure the required materials (API, excipients and packaging) are purchased, tested and released.
  • Supervise and support operators and technicians in executing manufacturing activities.
  • Manage the post manufacture operations e.g. document review and cleaning

Facilities and Equipment

  • Identify the need for, purchase and conduct the validation of new equipment
  • Schedule, organize and supervise the bi-annual facility shutdowns
  • Undertake/Supervise the following facility and equipment related activities:
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Pest control program
  • Cleaning of the facility
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Calibration and validation

Education, training, experience:

A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with 5+ years work experience in a GMP pharmaceutical drug product manufacturing environment. Experience in the supervision of manufacturing teams and expertise in the manufacture and packaging of liquid and semi-solid pharmaceutical products. An understanding of facility and equipment qualification/validation, clinical study packaging and labeling and/or solid product development is desirable.

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. Exhibits good writing, communication and time/project management skills and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and similar programs. Able and willing to work in a team environment and participate in team activities.

 

Salary: Competitive base salary plus bonus

Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, 401K

Interested applicants should send resume/cover letter to gerry.cox@velescopharma.com    

 

 

 

Velesco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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