Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Chemist I

Location US-FL-Sunrise
Requisition #
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Scientific - Microbiology


Summary: Performs complex testing of raw materials and drug products, maintenance and calibration of analytical instruments, prepares standard and sample solutions, and maintains appropriate records.


Essential Job Functions: This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws.
  • Conducts scheduled preventive maintenance and calibration of equipment (i.e., pH meter, HPLC, dissolution equipment, etc).
  • Prepares standard and sample solutions as required by the test methods.
  • Operates general analytical instruments during routine testing (i.e., HPLC, GC, UV, automatic titrator, IR, AA and TLC).
  • Performs wet Chemistry tests (i.e., LOD, pH, titration, etc.).
  • May perform analysis on intermediate and finished products.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks) as required by SOP’s.
  • Complies with all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP) and safety requirements, laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Company policies and procedures.
  • Complies with good housekeeping and safety practices.
  • Participates in troubleshooting of analytical test methods and laboratory instruments.
  • Performs peer review of other chemist’s work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.




Knowledge of:

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Quality control systems.
  • Basic math skills, including basic statistics.
  • Basic Chemistry or related sciences.
  • FDA compliance standards, regulations and guidelines.
  • Sample preparation techniques.
  • Spectroscopic techniques.
  • Chromatographic system.
  • Computer applications and programs.
  • Compliance with DEA and site requirements regarding the handling, use and disposal of controlled substances.

Skill in:

  • Reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Reading, understanding and compliance with Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.
  • Operating a personal computer.
  • Accurately performing routine testing procedures, as scheduled.
  • Accurately and precisely performs testing.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Incumbents in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds, vision to monitor and moderate to loud noise levels. Incumbents may be exposed to or work with toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment. Work is performed in laboratory environments. Incumbents must be able to use personal protective equipment, (e.g. respirators, gloves, etc.)


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Chemistry or related science from an accredited college or university; and a minimum of zero (0) – one (1) years of related laboratory work experience in a pharmaceutical environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.





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