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Assistant Scientist - Analytical - 2nd Shift
Location Charleston, SC
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Think Different.  Do Different.  Be Different.

Alcami is a world-class contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).  We are a team of dynamic individuals committed to developing life-saving drugs around the world.  A mindset of innovation, accountability and customer focus inspires us to be the most efficient, safe and reliable choice for our customers and the patients they serve.  In return, we offer challenging careers, accelerated professional growth and the opportunity to be part of something different.

Position Summary

The Assistant Scientist I Analytical is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by performing analytical routine and non-routine testing in support of pharmaceutical product development or pharmaceutical manufacturing.  The Assistant Scientist I may also be required to work on method development/method validation projects.  Typical types of testing includes:  assays (potencies, related substances, residual solvents, metals, etc.), rate of release (dissolution), moisture content, identification and various other wet chemistry based measurements.  HPLC and/or GC based methodologies are commonly employed in the described testing.  Other key methodologies applied include:  titrations, UV, AA and IR.  Test methods employed may be compendial (i.e. USP, EP) or proprietary (client supplied or developed by the company).  The role will work on problems of moderate scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors.  The ideal candidate will exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.  The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.


Essential Functions

  • Maintains working knowledge of routine instrumentation, equipment and scientific methodologies necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • Performs assigned tasks carefully and on schedule according to standard operating procedure and supervisor instruction.
  • Maintains basic understanding of underlying scientific principles.
  • Analyzes information for technical correctness and accuracy.
  • Complies with applicable GMPs, peer checks information and signs for GMP review.
  • Brings aberrant information to the attention of supervisor and executes minor QA deviations per standard operating procedures.
  • Participates in company sponsored training and maintains current status of certifcations.
  • Demonstrates company loyalty in relations with Company personnel and clients.
  • Maintains a safe, clean and organized work environment free of safety hazards.
  • Enters project hours promptly and updates project status on appropriate tracking and/or timekeeping systems.
  • Suggests improvements for safety, work quality and productivity.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science related field with 0 – 2+ years of related work experience.


Alcami Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.
  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.


Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.
  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.
  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.
  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.
  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.
  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.


Functional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • General knowledge of Chemistry and scientific calculations.
  • General Lab Techniques ( i.e. extractions).
  • Good understanding of GLP/GMP Policies / Regulations.
  • Detailed understanding of the theoretical basis of methods/experiments.
  • Basic Laboratory Skills (equipment usage, terminology, etc).
  • Knowledge of Chromatography (i.e. HPLC, GC).
  • Knowledge of Spectroscopy (i.e. UV, IR, AA)
  • Knowledge of Titronics (i.e. KF).
  • Basic understanding of Millennium (if chromatography trained).
  • Knowledge Wet Chemistry.
  • Knowledge of Dissolution.
  • Ability to efficiently organize routine work with minimum supervision.
  • Able to properly evaluates and interprets generated data.
  • Able to troubleshoot equipment.


Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% travel required.


What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities
  • Profit sharing bonus plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave
  • Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances

Diversity and Inclusion:

Alcami values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.   All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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