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Assistant Chemist

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$102,996 - $125,884

The College of Pharmacy is seeking an
Assistant Chemist
to join the team. The Assistant Chemist is responsible for qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses of raw materials, in-process samples and finished product. Perform analyses using a combination of wet chemistry techniques and analytical instrumentation in accordance to FDA current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) using standard operating procedures, USP, EP and FCC monographs, UIP or client supplied methods.

Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Document legibly the procedures and results obtained in laboratory notebooks according to established regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist in calibration and maintenance of instruments used in analysis according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Interpret policies, regulations and guidelines to ensure compliance within area of assignment.
  • Update existing or write SOP for routine analyses and basic scientific equipment as assigned.

Analysis and Development

  • Perform GC, HPLC and UV analysis under supervision.
  • Enter and calculate results obtained in the above analysis in spreadsheets or databases.
  • Prepare materials and solvents for analytical assays.
  • Perform dissolution testing.


  • Cross-train and provide assistance and back-up support with other assistant chemists and other staff as assigned in processes and procedures.

Human Resources

  • May provide functional supervision of staff, including training.

Financial Responsibility

  • May initiate purchasing requests for supplies and equipment.

For a complete job description, please contact Libby Kleppe at *****/p>

Education Requirement

  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry or a science with emphasis on analytical chemistry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar type of laboratory.

Experience Required

  • Experience operating High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or Gas Chromatography (GC).
  • History of laboratory equipment operation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Use or knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel and Outlook).

Physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Achieve passing criteria in visual testing (minimum of 20/20 visual acuity with or without corrected lenses)*
  • Be able to wear a respirator**

*Evaluation will be conducted by the University of Iowa Employee Health Clinic.
**Applicants may provide current respirator clearance certification dated within six months of the date of the offer, from a similar health clinic or health provider in lieu of the evaluation by UI Employee Health Clinic.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience (typically 6 months - 1 year) performing laboratory testing in an industry setting under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) or comparable regulations.
  • Experience with associated software packages used in pharmaceutical quality control or similar industry.
  • Experience with analytical chemistry (FTIR, UV-VIS spectroscopy, pH, moisture determination, titrations, etc.).
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Capable of using United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopeia (EP) and Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) monographs or supplied methods, to complete testing.
  • Familiar with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Application and Position Details

  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a Relevant File to the submission:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Assistant Chemist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 3A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 41,000
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 50,000
Contact Information
  • Organization: College Law/Pharmacy
  • Contact Name: Libby Kleppe
  • Contact Email: *****/li>

Job ID: 6957359991337963112



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