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Requisition Number 18-0289
Post Date 2/28/2019
Title Senior Scientist - Analytical Chemistry
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 Sr. Scientist will work independently to lead R&D analytical projects with minimal guidance. The incumbent work closely with other analytical team members, formulation scientists and regulatory teams to support the development of new products, product upgrades and cost savings initiatives.

The primary function of this position is: design the experiments, develop and validate analytical test methods, draft protocol and write report, organize and perform the validation and stability studies. Also, train and supervise two team members.

With a new corporate building and all newly designed laboratories around the corner, now is a great time to join PDI and be the difference.


a. Design experiments, develop and validate analytical test methods and procedures.
b. Draft test method SOP, validation and project reports.
c. Supervise one scientist and technician to perform tests or execute protocols.
d. Lead the method validation and stability study projects.
e. Trouble shootings for analytical tests, methods and instruments.
f. Work with external partners to perform investigative research
g. Propose how the laboratory can expand capabilities with new instruments and techniques

a. Help formulators to design experiments to test product prototypes.
b. Provide analytical supports to regulatory.

1. Demonstrate excellent research skills – able to give innovative solutions to solve research problems and difficulties.
2. Able to prioritize and manage projects, supervise junior scientists efficiently.
3. Design and finish method development/validation and other research project timely with minimum guidance.
4. Lead and organize stability studies to get project done successfully while meets deadline.
5. Willing to exchange research skills/ideas, train junior scientist and demonstrate high level of professionalism and the positive influences on others.
6. Able to communicate and cooperate with other team members and cross function teams effectively.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: BS Degree in Science or Engineering required. Masters / Ph.D. an advantage.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Proficient with a variety of analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC LC-MS and titrations
Familiar with EPA and ICH guidelines.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 7+ years of EPA and/or OTC product development experience.
Experience on working in GLP/GMP laboratory facilities.
Supervisory experience required.
Previous experience of wipes advantageous.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Excellent research skills such as experimental design and solving research difficulties.
Able to draft experimental protocol and write research reports.
Proficient with analytical test method development and validation, and stability studies.
Work independently and lead projects to meet timeline.
Able to work on multiple projects in a fast pace environment with cross function teams.
Good organization and training skills.
Excellent communication skills (verbal/written): able to explain complex issues to non-technical people.
Computer literate (Outlook / Word / Excel).


NONE: About 65% Lab and 35% office environment


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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.

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.
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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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