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

 

Analytical Chemist

 

Company Overview:

Velesco Pharma is a contract research and manufacturing organization providing formulation & analytical services along with 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 and will entail occasional multi-day trips to our cGMP facility in Kalamazoo.

 

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

 

Education, training, experience:

 

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a Pharmaceutical analytical chemistry laboratory, including experience with operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting HPLC systems
  • Experience with analytical method development, method validation and stability testing programs.   
  • Familiarity with working in a cGLP or cGMP environment. 
  • 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. 
  • BS or MS Degree in Chemistry or related field

 

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. Enthusiasm for working in teams and collaborating with both colleagues and external clients.

 

Salary: Competitive base salary plus bonus

Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, 401K

Job Type: Full-time

 

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

 

 

 

Velesco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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