Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Sr. Scientist, Salt Lake City

US-UT-Salt Lake City
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# Positions
Experience (Years)
Research & Development - Analytical


Under limited supervision, participates as a team member in method development and validation and complex technical investigation efforts, performs highly technical and specialized Analytical Scientist duties, research on assigned problems and studies in support of Teva’s Product Development efforts. The Sr. Scientist additionally provides lead duties by providing technical assistance and training.



  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws.
  • Method Development and validation in ICP/MS for elemental analysis.
  • May supervise, coordinate, prioritize and lead the daily activities of a group of Analytical Scientists and schedule their workloads.
  • Designs experimental plans; researches and critically analyzes data and information gathered in support of project directives. Performs and may oversee the development and validation of methods for testing raw materials, IP, FP and ST sample testing.
  • Oversees the analysis of competitor products, drug substances, excipients, and experimental products to provide information for Product Development.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of records, report sheets and laboratory notebooks as required by Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) maintaining data integrity. Executes complex protocols and writes final reports to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Cleans, maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment and work areas to ensure compliance with SOPs and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Provides scientific and technical leadership to junior staff members to ensure project deadlines and performance standards are met. Collaborates closely with Supervisor to set priorities and reach objectives.
  • Performs appropriate administrative functions to assure compliance with government regulations, GMPs, and company policies.
  • Surveys the scientific literature to remain current with developments in analytical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical testing, and adds technical competence.
  • Prepares and presents written and oral reports on research findings, project status, literature reviews, and technical issues that affect Company’s business.
  • Provides formal and informal training to research staff on technical subjects, administrative procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Selects, justifies, and implements appropriate instrumentation, computer programs, and procedures to achieve product development support objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with all Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirement:  


Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related scientific field from an accredited college or university, and nine (9) years related pharmaceutical laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



Knowledge Of: 

        • Pertinent SOPs related to pharmaceutical laboratory testing, analyses and documentation.
        • Method Development and validation in ICP/MS for elemental analysis.
        • UV/IR, HPLC, GC and TLC and dissolution testing instruments operation methods and techniques.
        • FDA, DEA, cGMP, and SOP regulatory rules, regulations and guidelines.
        • Product formulations, product stability, packaging, and FDA submission methods and practices.
        • Advanced Chemistry, pharmaceutical and statistical theories, methods and procedures.
        • Pharmaceutical testing laboratory programs and systems.
        • Principles and practices of analytical instrumentation and testing.
        • Principles of mathematical and statistical computations.
        • Business, scientific and personal computer hardware and software applications.
        • Business English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
        • Current Company policies, practices and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.




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