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Chemist, Quality Control

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Chemist, Quality Control


Location: United States : Lafayette, IN

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Health Care


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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The Chemist QC is responsible for providing technical oversight to the Quality Control Laboratories. The role is responsible for ensuring appropriate review and approval of some types of analytical data (e.g., laboratory testing, protocols, changes, methods, etc), assisting with analytical investigations and deviations, introducing new products or methods, executing method validations and coaching of Quality Control Laboratory personnel. This person will demonstrate technical knowledge in some techniques utilized throughout the lab.
Responsibilities may also include participating in internal projects or customer-initiated projects and influencing improvements, investigations or initiatives across this department.
The Chemist QC will also execute studies (e.g., method development, method validations, investigational studies, method transfers). People in this role will be capable of interfacing within a project team for all laboratory activities necessary for introduction of new products into the lab.




  • Understands and executes method validations and transfers as part of analytical protocols.
  • Provides technical oversight to Quality Control and has a general knowledge of some techniques utilized throughout the lab.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge in most techniques utilized throughout the lab.
  • Assists with analytical investigations and deviations (e.g. OOS, stability failure, suspect results, FRCC, protocol failure,etc.).
  • Reviews and approves some types of analytical data including protocols, methods, and change controls.

Customer and Offsite Evonik Interaction

  • Can successfully interact with customer technical resources to ask and answer specific technical questions concerning analytical requirements for new projects.

Teamwork & Interpersonal

  • Assists in coordinating routine activities within work group.
  • Participates in and supports team activities.
  • Constructively challenges other team members.
  • Acknowledges the ideas and contributions of others.
  • Begins to provide coaching to Quality Control Laboratories personnel (e.g., technical issues, root cause analysis, investigation techniques).


  • Technical resource for analytical questions in Quality Control Participates in projects within Quality Control.


  • Demonstrates technical competence through oral or written communications within the project team.

Self Management

  • Complies with safety, quality, and operating procedures Self-motivated, prioritizes and plans own work.
  • Effectively completes multiple simple tasks.
  • Identify opportunities for operational or efficiency improvements.


  • Can identify opportunities for operational or efficiency improvements.


Each individual is responsible to meet fundamental cGMP requirements relating to their conduct and work practices to ensure the SISPQ (Safety, Identity, Strength, Purity, Quality) of the products manufactured at Evonik Tippecanoe Laboratories. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Adherence to all written instructions.
  • Timely reporting of all deviations to supervision.
  • Training on each activity is completed and current and that each employee understands their assigned duties.
  • Strict documentation practices are followed to ensure that all steps of the operation are appropriately documented.
  • Ensure to maintain the work area in a state of cleanliness and sanitation through good housekeeping practices and applying good personal health practices.
  • Ensure the security and safety of the product through the reporting of any potential risk to supervision immediately.
  • Ensure the safety of the personnel and product by wearing proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) according to the operation being executed.
  • Each individual should report any action that they believe could impact the SISPQ of any product immediately to supervision.

Environmental, Safety, Health, & Security (ESHS)

  • Adhere to ESHS programs, rules, & procedures.
  • Assume personal accountability for individual behaviors related to ESHS activities.
  • Have the appropriate knowledge and tools prior to performing a task.
  • Complete all required ESHS training and remain current with applicable learning plans at all times.
  • Report all injuries to Employee Health Services or Security and supervision within the same shift of the incident occurring.
  • Inform direct supervision of any ESHS hazards or concerns in the workplace.
  • Provide feedback and coaching to coworkers on both safe and unsafe behaviors and conditions.
  • Actively participate in the ESHS management system as directed by supervision.


  • Minimum BS, in a scientific field - Chemistry preferred.
  • Relevant laboratory experience in a regulated environment, preferably 5+ years of experience.
  • Laboratory skills and experience related to method validation and release testing.
  • Capability to perform independent laboratory work.
  • Fundamental understanding of analytical chemistry.
  • Demonstrated laboratory skills and technical expertise.
  • Ability to work non-core hours to support 24/7 mfg operations.
  • Proficient at the use of MS Office.
  • Great teamwork/Interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of method validation.
  • Experience with HPLC and GC.
  • Experience with Empower, UPLC is preferred.
  • Pharma Industry or CMO experience preferred.
  • QC lab experience preferred
  • Analytical chemistry experience preferred

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette