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Chemist II

Summit Biosciences
Fayette County, KY
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Science, Chemistry, General Chemistry
Organization Type
Summit Biosciences is a specialized pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, and commercializes prescription nasal spray products. Summit Biosciences is experiencing significant growth and offers competitive compensation + annual bonus, 401k plan, paid holidays, PTO, health/dental/vision/life insurance, short/long term-disability, an incredible collaborative and challenging culture in a team-oriented environment.

Summit Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Summit Biosciences does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by applicable federal, state and local laws. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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

Essential Duties:
  • Work in a safe manner in accordance with site procedures.
  • 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.
  • Understand basic analytical techniques and execute 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.
  • Good 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:
  • Able to multitask and adjust priorities in response to changing conditions and schedules.
  • Team player with well-developed interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Maintain proper social etiquette and self-control when dealing with stressful situations.

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field with at least 3 years pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Master's degree in Chemistry or related field with at least 1 year pharmaceutical industry experience
  • PhD in Chemistry or related field
  • Qualified to work with controlled substances

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