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Actalent Senior QC Chemist in Bedford, Massachusetts

Great opportunity to get your foot in the door with one of the top Biotechnology companies in the Bedford, MA area!

If interested, please reach out directly to Lindsee Allienello at or (617)535-3216.


Position Scope:

The Sr. Quality Control Scientist is primarily responsible for development, validation, and transfer of methods for new raw materials, intermediates, and finished products as well as the activities and procedures which are required to sample and test raw materials, work-in-process samples, finished goods, and stability samples under cGMP conditions. The position follows established procedures in the execution of daily activities and completes required documentation. The position will also assist in optimization of existing analytical methods.

Strategic Focus Areas:

• Perform all activities within the confines of the Quality System and cGMP principles

• Participate in projects and activities which support the growth efforts of the Company

• Maintain cost discipline within assigned programs

Specific Tactical Responsibilities:

• Coordinate with Tech Transfer during the scale up process to ensure testing methods are transferred and implemented in compliance with requirements of ICH Q2B and other applicable method validation guidelines.

• Validation of all new methods and method improvements in compliance with requirements of ICH Q2B and other applicable method validation guidelines.

• Collaborates with R&D to develop test methods for new products

• Performance of QC method qualification, validation and transfers as applicable.

• Writes technical reports to support regulatory submissions pertaining to method development, method validation, analytical testing results and product stability.

• Perform QC analytical chemistry assays using HPLC, GC, Headspace, Moisture analyzer, Karl Fisher, UV/VIS, FTIR, and Osmometric equipment.

• Test in process, stability and Engineering/R&D samples using the above listed analytical and physiochemical test methods.

• Complete required documentation for all work activities according to Good Documentation Practices; reviews lab notebooks and verifies results of other Analysts.

• Researches and optimizes test methods according to accepted industry best practice; performs qualification and validation of methods

• Reports procedural deviations and nonconformances to management; preforms investigations as assigned and follows through to closure of corrective action

• Maintains current training on all assigned procedures to include read & understood, skills development and classroom training activities as required

• Performance of QC general laboratory equipment maintenance

• Participate in other projects as assigned


OOS investigations, OOS, Tech transfer, HPLC, FTIR, Analytical chemistry, GC, UV-VIS, UVVIS, Karl Fisher, Method development, validation, quality control, Wet chemistry, GC Analyzer, GC Analysis, titrations

Top Skills Details:

OOS investigations, OOS, Tech transfer, HPLC, FTIR, Analytical chemistry, GC,UV-VIS, UVVIS, Karl Fisher

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

• Requires BS in Chemistry or other Physical Science or 7-10 years of relevant experience.

• Minimum of five (5) years in a laboratory developing, validating, and performing analytical methods.

• 5+ years testing experience in FDA regulated pharmaceuticals or medical device industries

• Demonstrated experience with GMP/ ISO regulations

• Proficient in HPLC, GC analyses, FTIR, and UV/Vis. Demonstrated experience with complex manual and automated test methods and equipment.

• Skilled in various wet chemistry techniques such as titrations and compendial ID testing

• Constantly strives to exceed goals, requirements, accomplishments and expectations

• Ability to work flexible hours to complete work activities

Desired Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

• Experience with testing textiles, gels, solids, and liquid suspensions

• Experience working in a high volume commercial plant

• Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet established deadlines

• Experience maintaining working with Excel performing calculations and graphing operations

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.