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Principal Analytical Scientist

Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, US, 84116

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

Teva’s Global Research & Development (R&D) organization is devoted to the development of new medicines, devices and combination products that provide meaningful therapeutic benefit to patients worldwide. Combining creativity, scientific rigor and our extensive knowledge on a broad range of technologies, our scientists, engineers, medical doctors and project leaders across the globe use their expertise to innovate novel biologics, biosimilars, small molecule specialty medicines, generics and over-the-counter therapies.


Under limited and minimal direction and supervision, you will participate as a project team leader and/or member in Product Development efforts. In addition you will perform highly technical and specialized professional analytical scientist duties including method development and validation as well as perform research on assigned problems and studies in support of Teva's product development efforts.


As a Principal Analytical Scientist you will be required to identify, analyze and suggest corrective actions to optimize R&D processes, technology and regulatory compliance issues and provide intra- and inter-departmental technical assistance and training.


  • Carry out project team management & other responsibilities in accordance w/ the organization’s policies, procedures & state/ federal/ local laws.
  • May supervise, coordinate, prioritize & lead the daily activities of a group of intra- and inter-departmental team members including Analytical Scientists & schedule their workloads.
  • Develop project goals/timelines in compliance w/ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations & guidelines.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of records, report sheets and laboratory notebooks
  • Perform method development & validation for new & existing projects; design/plan experiments/protocols; critically analyze data & research information; perform physical, chemical & functional evaluation of materials, components, intermediates & finished products.
  • Ensure the cleanliness, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and work areas to ensure compliance with SOPs, GLPs and cGMPs.
  • Prepare method development, method validation, analytical strategy reports and other relevant scientific information packages for internal and external use by the Company.
  • Assist operational departments and Company management with pre- and post- approval inspections, and Regulatory Affairs filings.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science or related scientific field of study
  • 10+ years of experience in pharmaceutical lab with a minimum of 8 of those years devoted to chromatographic method development and validation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Analyzing problems, identifying solutions, and recommending alternate solutions
  • High level of skill in HPLC/UV, HPLC/MS, UPLC/UV, UPLC/MS, GC-FID, GPC, spectrometry, potentiometry, particle size analysis, osmolality, and wet chemistry.


Research & Development

Sub Function

Drug Analysis and Formulation

Reports To

Director, Analytical R&D

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Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

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