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Sun Pharmaceuticals, Inc Analyst Quality Control - Contractual in United States

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taros world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our companys focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the worlds largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit:

What we offer:

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions

Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off

Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

Our Brampton location is presently looking for Analyst, Quality Control (Raw Materials)

Department: QC

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Brampton, Ontario

Reporting To: Supervisor, QC

General Summary:

The main responsibility of this position is to generate accurate results while following GMP requirements. Responsible for analyzing laboratory samples using various chemical and instrumental techniques, in accordance with established compendial and in-house testing methods, while under minimum supervision.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Testing of raw materials by TLC, UV, IR, HPLC and GC and wet chemistry techniques as per SOP.

  • Document test results as per SOP and GMP

  • Recognizes OOS or out of trend results and under the direction of the Supervisor assists in the completion of lab investigations

  • Interpret data, communicate results and complete written reports

  • Complete all GMP documentation correctly and in a timely manner

  • Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records

  • Conduct (participate or lead) routine laboratory and Non-Conformance Investigations

  • Initiate and follow through with actions required to close Change Controls

  • Evaluate methods and procedures and suggest improvements and changes as required

  • Disposes of waste solvents and orders any chemicals or laboratory supplies as required

  • Flexibility to shift start time and occasional overtime

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of chemistry, math, instrumentation and statistics to complete tasks

  • Proficiency in various techniques and operation of instrumentation (pH meter, viscometer, Karl Fisher apparatus, UV IR spectrophotometer, Chromatography instruments)

  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment

  • Proficiency with applicable software (LIMs and Empower)

  • Strong organizational, analytical and multi-tasking ability

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly with analytical records, reports and investigations

  • Understanding of GMPs

Background and Experience:

  • B. Sc. or equivalent

  • Minimum 1 - 3 years experience in Pharmaceutical Laboratory environment preferred

Problem Solving:

  • Routine problems and decisions.

Working Conditions:

  • Generally, fairly pleasant surroundings. Occasional exposure to higher than normal noise levels, frequent exposure to various chemicals used in the testing of raw materials, components and finished products. Occasional exposure to unpleasant odors resulting from testing procedures. Fairly level temperatures. Mixture of standing and walking, some light lifting and/or moving of instruments with the aid of a cart.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

We provide equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, military or veteran status, generic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.