Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0246
Post Date 11/27/2019
Title Scientist II - Quality, Compliance & Lab Safety
City Woodcliff Lake
State NJ
Description Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professional and Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!


This position is a member of the Quality, Compliance & Laboratory Safety team and will work to support the overall quality practices and direction of the R&D team in disinfectants, antiseptics and cleaning products in the Healthcare and Professional Food service businesses.
The primary function of this position is to support new process improvements with cross-functional teams that allows the smooth progression of projects through PDI’s stage gate procedure.


a. Authors SOPs, work instructions, forms, project reports and presentations.
b. Generates and analyzes data to identify trends in quality metrics.
c. Assists with implementation of new electronic notebook and documentation repository process for R&D.
d. Works on continuous improvement efforts toward data integrity and research processes.

a. Implements documentation compliance program, ensuring accuracy and consistency within the Electronic Document Management System.
b. Reviews R&D procedures for efficacy and accuracy.
c. Executes a regular cadence of compliance audits within R&D laboratories.
d. Generates reports on internal KPIs and motivates peers for continuous improvement.

a. Implements EHS program through managing safety equipment, Satellite and Main Accumulation Area compliance, signage, and training support.
b. Assists all laboratory staff with regulation requirements.
c. Maintains equipment and calibration logs for all labs.
d. Maintains and troubleshoots equipment and optimizes laboratory space to ensure an efficient flow of work.
e. Supports hazardous shipping program to ship laboratory samples according to DOT and IATA regulations.

1. Ability to work in partnership with the product development, technical services, corporate quality, and regulatory functions.
2. Create a working environment of safety and compliance.
3. Streamline existing processes to reduce redundancy and demonstrate efficiencies.
4. Able to communicate and cooperate with other team members and cross function teams effectively.
5. Capacity to learn new skills and regulations as position evolves.

• University Degree in a Science or Engineering required.
• Masters an advantage.

• Strong understanding of general chemistry laboratory techniques.
• Knowledge of one or more of the following regulations: FDA, EPA, DOT, RCRA, IATA.
• Knowledge of quality tools (control charts, Kanban, Kaizen, PCDA cycle, Pareto charts, etc.) and willing to learn implementation techniques.

• 3+ yrs of QC or R&D experience.
• Experience in working in GxP laboratory facilities preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership role (science or non-science based).

• Excellent communication skills (verbal / written).
• Highly motivated to work as a member of a nimble team. Embraces change and risk, and exhibits flexibility.
• Exhibits excellent organization, planning and multi-tasking skills; able to handle multiple projects/tasks at the same time.
• Computer literate (Intermediate/Advanced Excel and Word, Electronic Notebook).


About 25% Lab and 75% office environment
No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions



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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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