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Our team of veteran pharmaceutical professionals specializes in areas of early phase drug development services. 




Pharmaceutical Senior Analytical Scientist


Company Overview:


Velesco Pharma is a contract research and manufacturing organization providing formulation and 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 Pharma’s Research & Development laboratories in Wixom, Michigan.


Job Overview:


Velesco Pharma is hiring an individual experienced in conducting and developing HPLC assay and related substance methods in a pharmaceutical analytical chemistry research laboratory.  The Senior Analytical Scientist will independently lead analytical method development and validation activities for pharmaceutical clients.   The individual will provide hands on leadership for early phase drug development research programs working with both active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and drug product formulations.  The Senior Analytical Scientist will resolve complex analytical issues in a research laboratory environment.




Must be self-motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, able to independently handle a wide variety of work assignments, be highly detail oriented, 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 excels working in a team environment.


A minimum of 5 years’ experience of conducting and developing HPLC assay and related substance methods in a pharmaceutical analytical chemistry laboratory with focus on early, mid, and late stage method development and validation projects.  Superior knowledge of major analytical techniques and an ability to work in a research environment where analytical research, development and quality control intersect.  Working knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, CMC regulatory requirements, project management and capability to collaborate with colleagues and third party vendors.


Experienced in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting Agilent HPLC systems running Empower.  Experience with GC, dissolution, viscosity and Karl Fisher testing.  Accomplished at handling and weighing small quantities of material utilizing a microbalance and accustomed to writing and maintaining SOPs as well as high quality lab notebook documentation.  Experience with Instrument installation, operation, and performance qualifications. 



Education Required:


BS or MS Degree in Chemistry or related field.


Salary: Competitive base salary plus bonus


Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, 401K




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