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Quality Control Chemist

Eurofins USA

This is a Contract position in Devens, MA posted January 12, 2021.

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

  • 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.
  • Apply basic scientific knowledge to perform analysis and to solve simple analytical problems.
  • Learn and follow all Standard Operating Procedure (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


  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with 1-2 years related experience in a pharmaceutical Quality Control environment
  • Experience with common analytical techniques such as: NMR, UV, pH meter, KF, FTIR, Refractive index is required
  • Experience with common analytical techniques such as: HPLC, GC, LC-MS is preferred
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English-language chemical periodicals, scientific journals, and regulatory documents
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and statistical software
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment
  • Demonstrate ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions quickly
  • Experience communicating effectively to management
  • Experience in establishing integrated plans with resource and task constraints

Additional Information

Position is full-time, working four 10 hour days. Shifts will be either Monday – Thursday or Thursday – Sunday. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Devens, MA are encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.