Research Scientist

February 14 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
The Senior Analytical Development Chemist is responsible for independently contributing to all aspects of analytical development and quality control activities within the Analytical Development and Quality Control group in support of Avid's ongoing drug development, clinical and commercial manufacturing.

  • Independently develop and validate simple and robust analytical methods, including HPLC and GC, for precursors, reference standards, and drug products in support of product development, clinical and commercial manufacturing
  • Provide scientific leadership throughout Analytical Development and Quality Control
  • Mentor junior scientists within Analytical Development and Quality Control
  • Keep current with US, European, Japanese, and ICH regulations and industry standards
  • Write and review study protocols and reports in support of research studies and method validation
  • Support regulatory submissions with high quality analytical documentation by preparing and providing source and specific information for the CMC section
  • Manage additional projects within the US and internationally (e.g. analytical technology transfer, stability studies) as required
  • Support analysis of research samples including release and stability testing, impurity identification, component screening and qualification, and cleaning validation
  • Provide troubleshooting support for analytical method or drug product issues
  • Assists with document and data review and management
  • Manage and conduct OOS/Deviations/Investigations
  • Initiate Change Controls related to analytical documentation and testing
  • Perform other duties and analyses as required

Company Overview

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avid RP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, is a molecular imaging company developing novel PET imaging agents with the potential to aid in diagnosis, treatment selection and therapeutic monitoring of serious diseases. For more information, visit

Basic Qualifications
  • BS degree in chemistry or a related field with at least 10 years of experience, or MS degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience, or Ph.D. degree with minimum of 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical analytical development
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Thorough knowledge of cGMPs, ICH Quality guidance, FDA and international CMC guidance
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in analytical separation techniques and method development/validation for pharmaceutical products
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities through effective organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with radiochemistry desirable but not required
  • Ability to travel within US and internationally as needed

Additional Information

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

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