Senior Scientist

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Permanent position
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The Senior Scientist  is responsible for coordinating and leading investigations and

resolution testing. The Senior Scientist will also develop assays for drug concentration determination in

biological fluids using HPLC, LC/MS and LC/MS/MS technologies .

Tasks Performed: • To lead and coordinate event investigations and resolution testing under research and


• To troubleshoot methods, analytical techniques, and instrumentation to discover clues that could

resolve event investigations.

• To review data to determine any clues and/or correlations that could resolve event investigations.

 To assign and overview testing parameters to MD Analysts or BG Analysts.

• To stays up to date on new SOPs, procedures, and techniques.

• To directly interact, interview, and discuss with Team Managers, QC Auditors and Analysts to gather

key hints and proof to resolve the event investigations.

• To organize and conduct meetings with people involved in the event.

• To write an MD report at the end of investigation and/or event testing describing conclusion of testing

done in R&D.

• To develop from medium to difficult assays for drug concentration determination in biological fluids

employing HPLC (UV and fluorescence), LC/MS, and LC/MS/MS technologies.

• To develop extraction methods, establishing injection parameters and troubleshooting.

• To be part of the troubleshooting process during events.

• To troubleshoot laboratory equipment if required.

Position based in Montreal

Specific knowledge

Desired Education: University degree in Chemistry .

Desired Degree: University degree, Master or  Ph.D an asset

Desired Major: Chemistry.

 Job Experience:

At least 5 years of experience in assay development using HPLC with UV, fluorescence, MS or MS/MS modes of detection for a pharmaceutical company or CRO.

Other Qualifications: Skills: Deductive reasoning skills and systematic approach. Good organizational and time management

skills, attentive to details, good observation skills.

Software: WordPerfect, Access, MS-Office, Random, Dosage, Outlook, Great Plains Dynamics,

ChemStation, Chemstore, Watson.

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