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Analytical Scientist - Method Development & Validation

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Analytical Scientist will fulfill a critical role in GMP operations. This individual helps with the

execution of feasibility evaluation of analytical methods, method development and validations, writing

of validation protocols, reports and other technical quality documents; conducts validation related

investigations and contributes to improvements in laboratory operations.


Your Tasks

Independently plan and execute validation studies for test methods

Implement and perform analytical method transfer to Quality Control Department

Write validation protocols and final reports, test methods, standard operating procedures, and technical reports

Under minimal supervision, conduct and document investigations related to validation activities

Contribute to GMP systems improvement

Routinely work with hazardous materials and manage hazardous waste in a satellite

accumulation area

Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of the scientific principles associated with analytical methods being developed, optimized, transferred, validated, and qualified


Your Profile

Master’s Degree in analytical chemistry or related scientific field along with a minimum of 1 year of experience in analytical method validation in GMP laboratory

Bachelor’s Degree in analytical chemistry or related scientific field along with a minimum of 3 years of experiences in analytical method validation in GMP laboratory

Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

Hands-on experiences with analytical instrumentation and technique, including HPLC (SEC, IC)/UPLC, GC, KF, Amino Acid Analysis, and LC-MS, UV-Vis, FT-IR, etc.

Hands-on experiences with wet chemistry testing

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations they undergo.  This includes the use of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

Experience in writing standard operating procedures (SOPs), test methods, and technical protocols and reports

Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Capable of working methodically and adhering to rules and regulations

Ability to set priorities and to follow through on commitments

Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to function well in team environment

Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues

Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment

Ability to work independently and manage one’s time to meet deadline



Thorough knowledge and understanding of microbiology, especially in bacterial endotoxin and bioburden testing and validation

Experience with peptides

Experience with pharmaceutical analysis


We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles