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QC Chemist
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Devens, MA

QC Chemist
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Devens, MA

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Apex has exciting Direct Hire opportunities for Experienced QC Chemists in the Middlesex County area. These positions are at a globally recognized Pharmaceutical manufacturer with great benefits and potential for growth! The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 1 year relevant experience from a GMP setting.


Perform chemical testing of raw materials, intermediates, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in support of process research, discovery research, GMP production, and stability testing. Responsible for utilizing common analytical techniques such as: HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, LC-MS, KF, FTIR, NMR, Refractive index, and wet chemical methods such as titrations. Execute routine analysis, with direction on more complicated analysis, method development, and project management.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Apply basic scientific knowledge to perform analysis and to solve simple analytical problems.
  • Learn and follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices. (GMPs)
  • Revise SOPs, test methods, and GMP documents with guidance.
  • Conduct analysis and interpret results.
  • Transfer, modify, and improve analytical methods with guidance from experienced team members.
  • Prepare scientific reports with guidance from experienced team members.
  • Review all data regarding raw materials, intermediates, and APIs.
  • Performs testing for the qualification of reference standards.
  • Perform cleaning validations and verifications.
  • Calibrate instruments and contribute to laboratory organization and compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrates technical proficiency and self-assuredness in applying cGMP standards.
  • Applies cGMP concepts in association with department specific responsibilities.
  • Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards.
  • Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for participating in quality audits with FDA, other Regulatory Agencies, and customers, as needed.
  • Ensures work is in compliance with all state and federal regulations, including but not limited to GMP, DEA, FDA, etc.


  • While performing the duties of this job it is required to stand, walk, and use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch when necessary for job activity.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities include: near, distance, peripheral, color perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly works with moving mechanical parts and may work with toxic or caustic chemicals. The work may be performed in humid areas with low or high temperatures.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 3-5 years related experience in analytical chemistry or pharmaceutical Quality Control environment.
  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with 0-3 years related experience in a pharmaceutical Quality Control environment.
  • Experience with common analytical techniques such as: NMR, UV, pH meter, KF, FTIR, Refractive index.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English-language chemical periodicals, scientific journals, and regulatory documents.
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Experience communicating effectively to management.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and statistical software.
  • Demonstrate ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions quickly

For immediate consideration, please email a copy of your resume to eschaffer@apexsystems.com

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