Research Scientist I/II - Analytical
at Albany Molecular Research, Inc

Date Posted: 8/13/2017

Job Description

Research Scientist I/II - Analytical in Rensselaer, NY

Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The principal responsibility of the Research Scientist I/II is the analysis of intermediates and target compounds by multiple procedures.  The Research Scientist I/II is expected to demonstrate expertise in both the theoretical and practical aspects of analytical chemistry.  A major component in the scientist's performance rating will be based on productivity.


  • Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner.  Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan.  Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.
  •  Follow responsible actions regarding chemical disposal.  Maintain compliance with all regulations at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as all appropriate SOP’s.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of commonly used spectroscopic and chromatographic procedures.
  • Process samples with the standard procedures effectively and under minimal supervision.  Analyze experimental data for validity before reporting results.
  • Use and maintain equipment in a neat and orderly manner.  Report any malfunction immediately to supervisor. 
  • Keep contemporary, accurate, legible, and complete experimental records in accordance with GMP practices.
  • Submit complete, documented, and legible reports of analytical testing.  Ensure that data is properly filed and accessible for review in accordance with appropriate SOP’s.
  • Recommend and implement procedures to increase the quality of products and/or services.
  • Discuss routinely with supervisor the status of assigned programs and potential problems.
  • Organize workload so that multiple activities run concurrently. 
  • Volunteer to assist with other tasks in the analytical function not directly related to specific projects.
  • Participate in self-development activities and training of others.
  • Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • 0-5 Years of experience.
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree with major in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or related science a must.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience with (U)HPLC and GC.
  • Effective at typing/data entry.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Experience with chromatographic/laboratory software.

Shift:  Standard 8

Job Snapshot

About Us

For more than 20 years, AMRI has provided integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services – all while adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries.

AMRI is a continually evolving organization and always looking for talented people. The company provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. To ensure that employment decisions are consistent with equal employment opportunities, AMRI imposes only job-related requirements for these opportunities.

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