SGS North America
Instrumentation Chemist - Fairfield, NJ
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Fairfield Map
Posted: 10/19/2019
Closing: 11/18/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 90,000 employees in 130 countries, and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Life Sciences Services (LSS) from SGS – optimize your development timelines to get medicines and medical devices to market quickly and safely. As a result, we are often a preferred partner for the top 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Job Summary:

Performs sample preparation, microwave digestion, Gas Chromatography (GC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP) and/or dissolution on raw material, finished product and in-process samples. Responsible for recording results in appropriate format and evaluating data to client or compendial specifications. 

Performs duties according to LSS Global direction and in compliance with cGMP and GLP regulations and SGS Integrity programs.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Performs Quality Control / Stability / Release testing on a variety of client samples.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for cGMP analysis of samples.
  • Prepares chemical solutions following standard operating procedures and appropriate testing methods.
  • Operates and maintains ICP-OES and/or ICP-MS.
  • Keeps an inventory of laboratory chemicals and disposable equipment necessary for the daily functioning of the laboratory.
  • Performs wet chemistry and raw material analysis as requested.
  • Perform testing in accordance with specified methods.
  • Document activities in accordance with cGMP.
  • Maintains orderly work area.
Job requirements

Education, Required Skills & Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related science degree and one year related analytical experience OR A minimum of 5 years of technical experience and knowledge in analytical laboratory operations and services. 
  • General knowledge of chemistry and knowledge of various analytical techniques and methodologies.
  • Communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently. 
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of another language besides English (French or Spanish) is an asset.
  • This job is performed in an indoor temperature controlled environment.
  • Extended hours may be required from time to time.

Additional Information:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability. 

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Instrumentation Chemist - Fairfield, NJ