Senior Chemist

Location: Buena, NJ

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality control testing on commercial stability samples as assigned by the supervisor. Maximum efficiency and accuracy are expected of the senior chemist.
  • Troubleshoot analytical method failure to assess/identify issues with method performance, analyst error or product failure.
  • Analytical chemistry techniques including but not limited to: HPLC, GC, Karl Fisher, Viscosity, Microscopy, pH, specific gravity, IR, and wet chemistry.
  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation. Timelines are the responsibility of the chemist as defined by Teligent procedures.
  • Assist with critical evaluation of testing results.
  • Immediately inform supervisor/manager of issue and assist in the resolution of complex problems.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation in good working order, following appropriate procedures for use and clean up.
  • Maintain and follow all laboratory systems, cGMPs, safety, and housekeeping requirements.
  • Keep supervisor/manager informed of all key quality findings and issues.
  • Review of analytical and physical testing data as needed.
  • Write and revise routine laboratory SOPs as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance to GMPs in all areas.
  • Assist QC department members with tasks as needed, this may include input for the raw materials testing, documentation, method transfer and troubleshooting and laboratory operations.
  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as needed/directed.
  • Mentoring and training of less experiences team members.


  • BS degree in chemistry or a science related field and a minimum of 7 years of experience on the bench in Quality Control.
  • Previous experience with analytical method development or extensive troubleshooting in lieu of method development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and meet timelines.
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements. Practical experience with document control, and QA support of manufacturing.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Acrobat (PDF) documentation systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and meet timelines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Collaborative working style. Demonstrates professionalism, cooperation and willingness to support team and company priorities in a fast-paced laboratory setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Physical Demands/Factors:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must be able to wear all required PPE, including safety glasses, ear plugs, and safety shoes.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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