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QC Chemist II

Posting Date:  Jul 2, 2024
Department:  Quality Control
Business Unit:  Quality
Country:  United States
State:  Massachusetts
Location:  Fall River
Req Id:  84126

Job Title:                                  Quality Control (QC) Chemist

FLSA Classification:                Full-Time, Exempt Professional 

Work Location:                         Fall River, MA

Work Hours:                             General Shift: 8:30AM – 5:00PM (may vary based on business needs)

Reports To:                               Quality Control manager



The job of the "Chemist" is simply described as an individual contributor who performs testing of samples of various types using various techniques or equipment in the QC laboratory. The job itself may be further modified with respect to the department, group, etc., as exemplified in the "Department" on an individual assigned basis to a sometimes-specific testing group. The role may be further modified based upon individual education, training, experience or a combination of all three.


Generally, modifier designation with respect to experience for Chemist are as follows. However, combination of education, training, and special skills will determine the assignment of Level to a specific individual:




The scope (content and statements) of this job description is designed to describe the general nature and level of work as well as provide a basic understanding of the role, responsibilities, and expectations of the person assigned to perform the job. This job description is not designed to provide an exact or exhaustive list of all job duties, tasks, skills, and qualifications. The intent is to give a general scope of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position and provide basic performance expectations. The scope of the job may be modified with respect to the department, group, and on an individual assigned basis to a sometimes-specific testing group. Consideration of education, relevant training, and experience or a combination of all three may also result in further modification of the role.



Duties and Responsibilities

The general duties and responsibilities of the "Chemist" include but are not limited to the following:


  • Conduct routine testing or other analysis in a specific group or department setting.
  • Conduct advanced testing and/or critical testing, as required.
  • Operate specialized equipment or conduct specialized skill testing
  • Working knowledge of raw materials testing and release
  • Working knowledge of instruments such as Karl Fisher, HPLC, GC, Particle size, ICP
  • Lead investigation activities.
  • Ensure compliance to all data integrity and cGMP practices, procedures, and expect       
  • Ensure compliance with all good documentation practices.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head of the Department or Section Head


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (BS or BA), physical sciences preferred
  • Proficiently speak English as a first or second language
  • Proficiently communicate and understand (read and write) scientific work in English
  • Have excellent organization, learning and teaching skills required to work in teams
  • Ability to understand and analyze complex data sets.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and other scientific based software.
  • Experience in Inhalation products (MDI) is a plus






Working conditions

This role works in a cGMP laboratory or manufacturing environment, where personal protective equipment is required, which may include uniforms, lab coats, safety glasses, respiratory protective equipment, hearing protection, etc. Work with or around solvents, powders, or other materials commonly found in a pharmaceutical laboratory or manufacturing facility is required.

The role may be assigned on a work-shift basis, where required (Day, Evening, Night). Weekend or Holiday work may be requested or required.


Physical requirements

  • Work standing or walking unassisted for 75% or greater of an 8-hour period. Unassisted lifting up-to10 kg, may be required.
  • Able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times, when required.
  • Sitting at a desk and/or working at a computer or other "screen" 75% or greater of an 8-hour period.


Professional and Behavioral Competencies

  • Must be willing to work in a pharmaceutical packaging setting.
  • Must be willing and able to work any assigned shift ranging from first or second shift. Work schedule may be Monday to Friday.
  • Must be willing to work some weekends based on business needs as required by management.
  • No remote work available
  • No employment sponsorship or work visas.







Cipla is a leading global pharmaceutical company, dedicated to high-quality, branded and generic medicines. We are trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies.  Over the last eight decades, we have strengthened our leadership in India’s pharmaceutical industry and fortified our promise of strengthening our global focus by consolidating and deepening our presence in the key markets of India, South Africa, the U.S., and other economies of the emerging world.


Cipla employs handpicked professionals not just for their knowledge and experience but for their zeal to make a difference to the world of healthcare.  The company believes that our biggest assets are the employees, who lead us to prosperity and growth in the future.  Driven by the vision, none shall be denied, Cipla’s focus has always been on making affordable, world-class medicines with a reputation for uncompromising quality standards across the world.




About InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, a Cipla subsidiary InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of generic prescription medicines with focus on a range of therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, anti-infective, CNS, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-depressants. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Central Islip and Hauppauge, New York. As of February 18, 2016, InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Cipla (EU) Limited.



EEO Statement


Cipla is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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