Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0332
Post Date 10/28/2019
Title Scientist II - 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!

POSITION PURPOSE

This position is a member of the R&D Analytical team and will work to support development and continued improvement of disinfectants, antiseptics and cleaning products in our Healthcare and Professional Food service businesses.
The primary function of this position is to perform assay testing, stability studies, method development, method validation, and method transfer for our Environment of Care business function.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES


RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:
a. Performs routine and non-routine analytical testing using chromatography (GC, LC), titration (auto and manual), and/or spectroscopy (FTIR, NIR, UV/Vis).
b. Develops, validates, and transfers analytical test methods to Quality Control and/or external testing labs.
c. Drafts validation and stability protocols, reports, and executes experiments.

LABORATORY SUPPORT:
a. Technically mentors technicians and other junior scientists in analytical techniques, safety, and good documentation practices.
b. A test methods, SOPs, WI, and other project reports independently.
c. Calibrates analytical instrumentation and equipment; prepares reagents as needed.
d. Troubleshoots analytical equipment and processes with an eye towards continuous improvement.

FORMULATION AND REGULATORY SUPPORT:
a. Help formulators to design experiments to test product prototypes.
b. Adhere to strict timelines and communicate testing status to the larger formulation team.
c. Provide analytical support to QC and regulatory, as needed.


PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
1. Able to communicate and cooperate with other team members and cross function teams effectively.
2. Meet timelines and be able to balance priorities according to stakeholder needs.
3. Demonstrate research skills to adopt new test methods or implement improvements.
4. Willing to learn additional analytical skills and take on more responsibility and functional activities
5. Demonstrate year on year improvements in efficiency.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:
• University degree in Science or Engineering required
• MS degree, or higher, in Chemistry preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
• Previous experience in a R&D or QC lab working with chromatography equipment
• Strong analytical chemistry, method development and validation understanding.
• Working knowledge of EPA and FDA regulations would be beneficial.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• 3+ years of industry working experience
• Demonstrated ability to develop new methods.
• Proficient with a variety of analytical test methods, including LC and GC.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• 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 (MS 365, Empower, Electronic Notebook).


WORKING CONDITIONS

NONE: About 75% Lab and 25% 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.


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • 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)
  • Please refer to the Company’s Substance Abuse Policy which protects the safety and well-being of all associates and potential associates.
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