Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.

ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST

Job Locations US-NC-Durham
ID
2021-2677
Category
R&D NC
Type
Aurobindo Pharma - NC
Status
Full-Time

Division Overview

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma Limited, a leading generic pharmaceutical company based in India. Headquartered in HITEC City, Hyderabad, India, founded in 1986 and becoming a public company in India in 1992.

 

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is committed to delivering a broad portfolio of quality, affordable generic pharmaceuticals to pharmacists and patients.  Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. adds value through superior customer service in the distribution of a broad line of generic pharmaceuticals, leveraging vertical integration and efficient controlled processes.  Aurobindo has business operations in more than 125 countries around the world. Aurobindo is a global pharmaceutical company with a broad portfolio of generic drugs that includes more than 180 product families and 450 individual product packages.

Job Overview

In this role, you will be designing and independently conducting studies in support of metered dose inhaler (MDI) product development, with focus on formulation and process development. You will be routinely working with manufacturing equipment and testing apparatus / instruments. The candidate should have strong understandings of MDI formulation, components, and performance testing, with good knowledge of cGMP guidelines, FDA / ICH / USP guidances / monographs. Candidate also needs to have excellent problem solving and communication skills. Able to thrive in a team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Perform device and formulation reverse engineering studies.
  • Formulate and fill solution and suspension MDIs.
  • Conduct characterization studies using methods including aerodynamic particle size by cascade impaction, delivered dose through container life, particle size by laser diffraction, spray pattern & plume geometry.
  • Perform API solid state characterization studies.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and methods.
  • repare SOPs, protocols, and reports. Meet timelines and perform work according to the stage-appropriate quality system.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and coordinates equipment qualification and calibration. Maintains a clean and safe working environment.

Qualifications - Skills & Requirements

  • Must be able to perform laboratories duties that require standing for up to 90% of the work day, lifting containers containing 4L or more of liquids and fine motor skills for conducting laboratory experiments (including weighing and pipetting).
PREFERRED
  • cGMP laboratory experience
  • Experience with execution or support of inhaled product testing

Education & Experience

  • BS with 3+ years of experience (pharmaceuticals or related)
  • MS in Science with 0+ years of experience (pharmaceuticals or related)

Physical Requirements

LAB TECHNICIANS - Must be able to bend at the waist and knees as well as twist at the trunk. • Must practice good personal hygiene • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. • Must be able to wear laboratory protective gowning and equipment, including but not limited to gowning, goggles, face shields, respirators, and protective gloves. PPE and Respirators are essential for the health and safety of employees. • Position requires working in the laboratory as well as sitting

Additional Physical Requirements

Blood/Fluid Exposure Risk

Category III: Tasks involve no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues. Category I tasks are not a condition of employment.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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