Chemist I/II

  • Location: Columbia, SC
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #36307

$25 – $32/hr based on experience.
Schedule: hours are mid day shift 11a m – 7pm and rotate to a weekend shift every 4 weeks. 


Our pharmaceutical company who specializes in manufacturing inhalation products, eye drops, ear drops, and unit dose oral liquids is seeking a Chemist I/II to join their growing team. This is a amazing opportunity to work with a progressive company whose dedication to new and innovative ideas in the pharmaceutical industry is at the core of their company. 


  • Responsible for sampling, testing, and releasing all chemical raw materials.
  • Responsible for performing dispensing activities.
  • Responsible for performing all chemical raw material, in-process, and final product testing.
  • Responsible for performing all chemical tests associated with product stability studies.
  • Responsible for performing all chemical tests associated with validations, such as cleaning process or equipment validations.
  • Responsible for performing method transfers.
  • Responsible for analysis of complaint samples.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Document raw and final data to ensure complete and proper documentation according to our procedures and applicable cGMPs.
  • QC Reviewer of dispensing, raw material, compounding and finished product batch records and other applicable laboratory documents (i.e. laboratory notebooks).
  • Responsible for practicing all applicable cGMPs/cGLPs.
  • Assist in the investigations of OOS and deviations as requested by the QC Laboratory Manager.
  • Assist in special projects and regulatory audits as requested by the QC Laboratory Manager.
  • Assist in writing laboratory SOPs.
  • Notify QC Laboratory Manager immediately of out of specification results.
  • Responsible for ensuring that routine maintenance of instrumentation is performed as stated in the instrument manual and contacting the manufacturer for assistance when needed.
  • Responsible for coordinating documents ready for off-site storage to include documents located in the file cabinets.
  • Responsible for ensuring new logbooks are acquired.
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of the Chemistry Laboratory including good housekeeping and a safe working environment.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures, safety, health, and cGMP Guidelines.


  • BS degree in Chemistry or related field with 2 – 4 years experience in a QC laboratory environment.
  • Ability to understand/follow all applicable standard operating procedures and cGMPs/cGLPs routinely.
  • Proficient with current word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard laboratory techniques and procedures as evidenced by prior work experience or on the job training.
  • Ability to operate standard and advanced laboratory instrumentation as evidenced by prior work experience or on the job training.
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to a team-oriented work environment by developing positive working relationships within QC and between other departments.
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