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Pace Analytical Services, Inc. Area Supervisor - Method Development and Validation in Oakdale, Minnesota

Pace Analytical Life Sciences (PLS) is an industry leading contract lab supplying analytical chemistry and microbiology services to the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences industry. Since our formation in 2006 we have grown at a rate of over 10% per year and established ourselves as one of the top ten contract laboratories within the United States providing cGMP services to a wide range of clients worldwide. We attribute our rapid growth to our solid quality system combined with an exceptional culture of client service. Summary: We are actively seeking highly skilled candidates with strong analytical chemistry experience who are interested in a mid-level laboratory management position on our method development and validation team. This individual would work with the associate director to manage daily activities related to assignment, workflow, and document review for a team of scientists working on the development, validation, and transfer of methods for analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and pharmaceutical finished products. The ideal candidate is one who will thrive working in a highly dynamic, team-oriented environment; sharing the common goal of providing reliable data to our clients that can be used to improve the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. Essential Functions: This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills. Day to day management of laboratory workflow Ensure laboratory workspaces are neat and orderly and scientists comply with safety and quality SOPs, and cGMPs Ensure training is complete and up to date for assigned work Participate in employee performance reviews Documentation of client requirements using appropriate format per PLS Quality Systems Provide basic technical and quality support Work with project management to communicate information to clients and manage project timelines Participate in technical meetings with potential and existing clients Author and review technical documents including, but not limited to: protocols, QA exceptions, methods, standard operating procedures. Qualifications Including Education and Experience: Candidates should have at least five years experience working with analytical instrumentation including, but not limited to: HPLC, GC, LC-MS, IC, Photodiode Array Detection (PDA), and Waters Empower Software. Bachelor s degree in chemistry or a closely related field with at least five years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Experience in cGMP and GDP environment preferred. Experience with the United States Pharmacopeia and the European Pharmacopeia is preferred. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate their interest in continuing to acquire new analytical knowledge and skills. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Previous management experience is preferred. Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in a lab and office setting, use standard office and lab equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Working Environment: Work is performed in a lab and office setting. Work is subject chemicals, fumes, gasses, noxious odors and related items in a lab setting. OFCCP Statement and will not discriminate a