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Chemist, Analytical Lab

Location: East Windsor, New Jersey Brand: Shiseido Date: 05/31/2022

Chemist, Analytical Lab

A great opportunity to join a fast-expanding global innovation center to learn, contribute and grow! The candidate of this position in Analytical & Measurement Science Group will be accountable as a subject-matter-expert to execute and support the business strategies of Shiseido Americas Innovation Center (AIC). The primary responsibility of the role is to develop and validate analytical methods for quasi-drug active analysis of OTC and cosmetic products, supporting OTC stability tests, troubleshooting and raw material qualification. The candidate needs to have knowledge of chemical analysis with hands-on instrumental experience of HPLC, GC and other wet chemistry testing. Possess the ability to analyze/interpret data to prepare technical reports timely, a good team spirit with excellent communication skill is required for the candidate to succeed in the fast-moving industry within a multicultural organization.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design experiment, prepare sample and conduct analytical tests (mainly HPLC) to develop FDA/GLP compliant testing methods for active ingredient analysis
  • Prepare technical reports for colleagues and leader team to review and approve
  • Support OTC Accelerated stability program by monitoring/pulling/tracking storage samples and possibly conducting assay testing
  • Support raw material team to evaluate, qualify material properties and define specifications
  • Support technical leader to explore feasibility of new capability building in house or externally
  • Conduct quick assay testing of finished goods or bulk samples for troubleshooting and root-cause analysis
  • Manage instrument service, calibration and documentation

Qualifications & Competencies

  • BS/MS in chemistry, pharma, material science or other related areas
  • Chemist-level must have 2-4 years experience of chemical analysis with hand-on experience in HPLC/GC and other analytical technologies.  To be considered for Sr. Chemist level, must have 6+ year of experience.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemical analysis, raw material characterization
  • Experience in FMCG, cosmetic, pharma or OTC product testing lab, understanding of FDA regulation and/or GLP compliance is a plus
  • Collaboration/communication in a global matrixed structure and a multicultural environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Able to independently work with slight or no supervision
  • Able to perform under pressure to deliver multitask with quality and meet timelines
  • Computer/software skills: MS Word, Excel and PPT

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Job ID: 8660 Category: Corporate

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