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Johnson Matthey Lab Testing Specialist in Devens, Massachusetts

Lab Testing Specialist

Location US - Devens, MA

Sector Health

Requisition Number 13949

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Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

Qualification of reference materials including chromatographic testing including: HPLC, TGA, NMR, KF, FTIR, Physical Description, GC, UV-Vis. Collaborate with Analytical Development, Business Development and Project Management on qualification of reference materials to support Devens, North Andover, and West Deptford sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply scientific knowledge to perform qualification of reference materials following all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Revise and create SOPs for reference materials with little to no guidance.

  • Schedule and conduct analysis and interpret results for reference standards. Issue CoT or CoA as required.

  • Maintain proposal tracking spreadsheet and participate in net revenue forecasting meeting and support Business Development team with inventory data to assist in business proposal drafts.

  • Work with Analytical Development for initial qualification of reference materials.

  • Shipment of materials from client requests.

  • Billing performed at the end of each month.

  • Create certificates of testing and provide copies to project management or clients.

  • Discuss with the client as needed the qualification of reference materials.

  • Assist Regulatory and QA by providing reference materials information.

  • Work with EH&S for the creation of new SDSs whenever a reference material does not have one.

  • Maintain inventory of reference standards and Markers.

  • Work with Manager on development and approval of quotations for qualification work.

  • Transfer, modify, and improve analytical methods with guidance from experienced team members.

  • Review all data regarding reference standards and APIs.

  • Calibrate instruments and contribute to laboratory organization and compliance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Are you the ideal candidate?

  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with 3-5 years related experience in a pharmaceutical Quality Control environment.

  • Experience with common analytical techniques such as: NMR, UV, pH meter, KF, FTIR, Refractive index.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English-language chemical periodicals, scientific journals, and regulatory documents.

  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Experience communicating effectively to management.

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and statistical software.

  • Demonstrate ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions quickly.


  • Experience in establishing integrated plans with resource and task constraints.

  • Experience with common analytical techniques such as: HPLC, GC, LC-MS.



Johnson Matthey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Johnson Matthey does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.