Analytical R&D Scientist

Location: Germantown, Wisconsin, US
Department: Research and Development
Reference: VN896
Summary of the Role
The Analytical R&D Scientist independently executes development of analytical methods and improvement of existing ones to support API development program for Sterling facilities. This requires skills and knowledge in handling, analyzing and characterizing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and related organic molecules. It also requires substantial hands on experience in analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, etc.  The Senior AR&D Scientist provides leadership, technical guidance and development to less experienced scientists.  The Senior AR&D Scientist is experienced in the practice of method development and validations in support of drug substance development and manufacturing. 

Your Responsibilities
  • Provides leadership, technical guidance and development to junior scientists.
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in minimum one analytical technique required for method development and validation in support of drug substance development.
  • Applies scientific principles, theories and concepts to research problems and develop solutions for analytical problems related to drug substances in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.
  • Demonstrates technical ability to assist in the design and execution of non-routine experiments without supervision.  
  • Demonstrates ability to correctly analyze data/results and interpret outcome of experiments and to propose appropriate follow-up without supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform literature searches and extracts relevant information from published protocols and journals.
  • Performs routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical equipment with supervision.
  • Manages variety of aspects of analytical projects with minimal supervision.
  • Provides project related updates to internal and external customers.  Independently writes project documentation (analytical test methods, developmental reports and protocols) of high complexity.
  • Embody our company values, which are: be reliable, be caring, be transparent and be willing.
Requirements for the Role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline such as analytical chemistry, or related field with 9+ years of experience, or
  • Master’s degree in a scientific discipline such as analytical chemistry, or related field, with minimum of 3+ years of industrial experience, or
  • Doctoral degree in a scientific discipline such as analytical chemistry, or related field, with minimum of 0-2 years of industrial experience required.
What We Offer
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, bonus program, 401k match, tuition reimbursement, 24/7 employee assistance program, flexible work hours, and the opportunity for career training and development.

This position is located in Germantown, WI, a vibrant city northwest of Milwaukee in Southeast Wisconsin.  A great place to live, work and raise a family, Southeast Wisconsin offers a variety of activities and diverse cultural scene. 

Diversity and Inclusion
Sterling values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Why Consider Sterling?
Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complimented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.
We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK, Europe and the US, where we employ more than 1300 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.
Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 
Sterling Pharma Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.
Be caring. Be transparent. Be willing. Be reliable.