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Lead Chemist - Vitamin Lab

Company: SGS Group
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description


Lead Chemist - Vitamin Lab - needed in fast-paced contract testing laboratory to perform the functions of coordinating throughput of vitamin lab, method development and validation, sample preparation and/or analysis of a wide variety of Vitamins and Amino Acids, trouble shooting instruments, and working with Sales & Clients to determine practical solutions to testing needs, all in support of HPLC/UHPLC, UV-Vis, LC-MS, LC-MS/MS testing.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Organize and manage workflow of sample testing, data analysis and data reporting for the Vitamin Laboratory.
  • Method development and validation using chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.
  • Prepares and analyzes samples using internal laboratory or compendial methodologies.
  • Have experience and/or knowledge in small molecule sample extraction and separation from complex matrices.
  • Performs data analysis, data interpretation and report writing.
  • Exhibits excellent laboratory skills in the use of balances, pipettes, and glassware.
  • Safely handles organic solvents, corrosive acids, bases and other chemicals in the laboratory.
  • Maintains meticulous records following cGMP documentation practices.
  • Follows all safety protocols appropriate for the laboratory environment.
  • Maintains strong attention to detail while performing in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to prioritize work with good time management skills.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a physical science (e.g. Chemistry)
  • 2 - 4 years of experience in Small Molecule analysis
  • Hands-on experience with chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques such as HPLC and mass spectrometry.


  • Experience with OpenLab CDS (ChemStation) and MassHunter software.


  • Language Skills: Ability to understand and communicate with coworkers with vocabulary knowledge of general laboratory equipment and analytical units.
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic skills needed for data analysis
  • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate skill needed
  • Computer Skills: Ability to use basic word processing, email and spreadsheet programs
  • High level of detail needed for this job.


  • No travel required. / Travels up to 5% of time. Some travel might be international.


  • Analytical Balances,
  • Micropipettes
  • UV-Vis
  • TurboVap
  • Cryogrinder
  • Vortex/Shaker
  • Sonicator
  • Shaker
  • Incubator/Waterbath

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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