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QC Scientist I

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 QC Scientist I is responsible for raw materials, in-process material and final product testing to

ensure compliance with current GMP rules and regulations.


Your Tasks

Conduct routine analytical testing of raw materials, in-process materials, and final products using HPLC, amino acid analyzer, GC, TLC, polarimetry, melting point, UV/VIS spectrophotometry, Karl Fischer titrator, FT-IR spectroscopy, wet chemistry, etc.

Conduct water and environmental monitoring testing (TOC, pH, conductivity, bacterial

endotoxin, bioburden, etc.)

Perform track and trend stability study time points

Perform mathematical calculations, interpret results and record observations

Ensure Quality Control Laboratory equipment is properly maintained and calibrated

Enter and trend/graph data

Generate, review, and maintain QC documentation ( i.e. SOPs, deviations, change controls, out-of-specifications, etc.)

Review/2nd checking of data for compliance specifications, results, report abnormalities and other pertinent documentation

Special projects as requested for regulatory submissions or customer requirements

Adherence to cGMP and safety procedures

Ordering supplies and maintaining adequate stock of other consumable items

Dispositioning QC lab generated waste

May perform special projects on analytical and instrument problem solving requiring the exercise of judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action


Your Profile

BS degree in a science field

Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Quality Control GMP environment

Aptitude in analytical chemistry

Hands-on experience performing analyses on, maintaining, and troubleshooting instruments (especially HPLC and GC).

Previous experience working with pharmaceutical ingredients

Knowledge of USP/ NF, EP, JP and ICH deadlines

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

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

Excellent written and oral communications skills

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

Exhibit professional interpersonal skills

Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment

Exhibit detail oriented documentation skills

Ability to work independently and manage one's time

Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word and Excel

Coordinate sampling and testing in collaboration with Quality Control and Production

Flexibility of working hours based on business needs, may include some nights and occasional weekends



Experience working in a pharmaceutical ingredients environment

cGMP experience


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