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Analytical Chemist and Research Testing Manger, Florida


Surterra’s Analytical Chemist and Research Testing Manager leads Surterra’s internal R&D analytical testing program, including the developing and execution of Surterra’s R&D testing protocols, analytical studies, and SOPs.  In addition, the Analytical Chemist and Research Testing Manager supports recurring and on-demand testing for Surterra’s operational testing requirements.


  • Performs QA/QC through analytical testing for quality, consistency and efficacy
  • Works closely with production team on all elements of the testing and formulating process
  • Determines research and development testing protocols, including the creation and management of applicable SOPs
  • Provides regular and on-demand testing services and capabilities for operations and the research and development team
  • Prepares samples for analysis, test samples, analyze and communicate results
  • Experience with HPLC, GC, MS and related chemical techniques
  • Provides detailed experimental observations, review and analyze data, interpret experimental results, and summarize data for presentations and reports
  • Establishes guidelines and criteria for acceptance and testing across all stages of the product development process
  • Operating, maintaining, and making adjustments and repairs to laboratory equipment such as liquid chromatography systems, pumps, microscopes, balances, centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment
  • Maintaining inventory records of supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Storing supplies and equipment, disposal of waste according to guidelines, and keeping laboratory, storerooms and working areas immaculate
  • Washing and sterilizing laboratory glassware
  • Creation of SOPs, training records, and related documentation
  • Maintaining material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and product
  • Participates in team-driven activities to facilitate new product development and continuous process improvement
  • Conducts stability studies on formulations, performs HPLC, LC/MS, CE, etc. testing
  • Assists with intellectual property activities, including patent development and patent searches
  • Document data and results according to applicable compliances (such as cGMP or cGLP)


  • Able to perform analysis with HPLC and GC/MS instrumentation is required
  • Strong understanding of cGMP guidelines (with knowledge of FDA regulations related to the pharmaceutical industry)
  • Ability to follow and/or author SOPs, policies, and regulations
  • Knowledge of and hands on experience with Supercritical Extraction, Ethanol Extraction, Rotary Evaporation, Distillation
  • Able to process samples by collection, extraction, preparing for analysis, and quantifying results
  • Familiar use of a wide range of pipettes and knowing their volume capabilities
  • Scientific laboratory procedures and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory
  • Experience with scientific laboratory equipment and apparatus and scientific methods of measurements
  • Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory
  • Proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances, and hazardous wastes
  • Capabilities with computer systems, software, and hardware common to laboratories Record keeping procedures
  • Ability to assist team members with proposals by contributing to research design and providing understanding and insight to research team members with respect to testing and quality
  • Experience with HPLC and other stability testing methods
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment
  • Analytically and communicatively intelligent
  • Focuses simultaneously on short- and long-term goals; ability to identify problems quickly
  • Knowledge of customer service, inventory management (including software) and regulatory compliance
  • Accurate data-entry and record keeping
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and time management abilities
  • Ability to pass a background check, including drug testing, to be registered as an employee of a licensed organization in Florida and/or other Surterra geographies
  • Comfort with security protocols, including video monitoring and employee tracking
  • An ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Possess a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related fields with 0-2 years of experience; OR possess an MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related fields with 2+ years of experience; OR possess a BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related fields with 4+ years of experience


  • The ability to perform repetitive techniques accurately and consistently
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time, along with frequent bending
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces
  • The ability to perform various physical activities, including lifting, standing, and squatting
  • The ability to wear personal protective gear during portions of the day

Apply directly: https://surterra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=283

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