Chemist II - 2nd Shift

Summit Biosciences
Lexington, KY
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Science, Chemistry, General Chemistry
Job Description

This individual is responsible for independently performing routine tasks in the QC laboratory under direct supervision.

Essential Duties:
  • Perform incoming raw material sampling and testing, component inspection, in-process analyses, finished product release testing and stability testing.
  • Maintain the laboratory in accordance with SOPs.
  • Calibrate, operate and maintain analytical instrumentation for product testing, including routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Write, revise and review Standard Operating Procedures, Material Specifications, Forms, Protocols and Reports.
  • Familiar with basic analytical techniques and executes tasks below under supervision or under the direction of a test method, standard operating procedure, or a protocol.
    • HPLC
    • UV/Vis
    • FTIR
    • GC
    • Nasal Spray testing
  • Develop method validation knowledge.
  • Develop instrument qualification knowledge.
  • Develop understanding of cGMPs.
  • Develop investigative skills for OOS, OOT and aberrant result laboratory investigations.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Recommend and implement as required, innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Outstanding capabilities for multitasking and adjusting priorities in response to changing conditions and schedules.
  • Team player with well-developed interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Maintains proper social etiquette and self-control when dealing with stressful situations.


  • Bachelors in Chemistry or related field with at least 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Masters degree in Chemistry or related field with at least 2 years of pharmaceutical industry experience
  • PhD in Chemistry or related field
  • Qualified to work with controlled substances

Company DescriptionSummit Biosciences is a specialized pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and commercializes prescription nasal spray products.

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