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Quality Control Chemist - Temporary Contract

Quality | San Carlos, CA | Part Time and Temporary

Job Description

Working with internal functional partners and selected consultants, this individual is responsible for supporting commercial starting materials, intermediates, drug substances and drug products.


** This is a part-time, temporary position for approximately 24 hours per week for 6 months.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Review GMP data for release and stability testing on DS/DP • Manage reference standards in support of commercial products (RSMs/IMs/DS/DP)
  • Work closely with CMOs/CTLs (contract testing labs) to oversee on-going and up-coming commercial stability lots/batches
  • Work closely with analytical development at CCX to provide guidance on OOS/OOT investigations and lab deviations at the CTLs
  • Review and archive COAs, stability protocols/reports, new revisions of test methods on RSMs/IMs/DS/DP from CTLs
  • Work collaboratively with analytical development to support life-cycle management on commercial products
  • Perform stability trending based on available stability data on DS/DP
  • Other duties when requested



  • Bachelor in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • 3-5 years of QC experience in Pharma/Biotech
  • Solid understanding of ICH, regulatory guidance and GMP principles
  • Prior experience in chromatographic (LC / GC) and spectroscopic (IR / UV) techniques
  • Familiar with other routine testing instruments, such as KF, dissolution, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in compendial testing
  • Thorough understanding of data integrity and good documentation practices • Knowledge of method validation and transfer is a plus