Senior Analytical Scientist

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 2 years ago(2022/5/2 15:27)
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Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies. From the beginning, we have set ourselves above and apart through our innovative technological and productive capabilities, reaching a top spot in the world market as an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.


Our people are the main asset for our continued success. Reaching over 1950 team members, from 36 different nationalities, that are located across Asia, Europe and North America (Portugal, US, Macao, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Switzerland), including 4 production sites.


Working at Hovione means reaching for innovation and excellence in everything we do: for our clients, our partners and, above all, our patients. That is why we are In it for life.

You will be responsible to:

  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of compounds, including drug substances, drug product intermediates and drug product.
  • Recommend the analytical characterization package (Chemical, physical, performance) and control the quality and accuracy of the data in compliance with legislation and regulatory standards of Quality, HSE and cGMP policies.
  • Promote the scientific excellence and innovation in the Analytical area and contributes with technical expertise to expand the Intellectual Property, product and technology portfolios.
  • Perform project analytical tasks for complex projects including: method development, method and specification creation; method transfer, protocols and reports preparation.
  • Solve complex project analytical problems
  • Determine the amount of work that is required to accomplish a scope of work and propose solutions that meet and exceed the Client’s expectations
  • Discuss actively with customers on technical and scientific issues
  • Prepare and discuss complex product specifications
  • Conduct and supervise analytical investigations and contribute in the definition and implementation of corrective actions
  • Support audits and client visits
  • Evaluate and approve materials, supplier/qualification
  • Master Analytical Chemistry processes and tools
  • Manage complex projects/ analysis with significant impact on business
  • Make quality and timely decisions based on multiple sources of data
  • Manage risk and uncertainty; anticipate and escalate roadblocks in order to prevent deviations to the goals
  • Execute professional activities in compliance with GMP and HSE guidelines, internal and external requirements as well as promote the implementation and maintenance of Hovione´s policies, systems and procedures (COPs, HBR, SOPs and others)
  • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with environmental, health & safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • University, or equivalent, qualification in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or in similar Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Health Sciences fields (mandatory)
  • PhD qualification in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or in similar Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Health Sciences fields (desired)
  • Typically requires more than 5 years of relevant experience in Analytical Chemistry and /or Scientific background in relevant field (PhD considered as relevant experience) preferably in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Oral Drug Development
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of scientific domains relevant to the pharma industry
  • Fluency in English is a requirement
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of the MS Office package
  • Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down.


Hovione is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer


Inclusion and diversity are key to us. At Hovione, that means a work environment where differences are valued, and everyone is treated with fairness and respect. We want all our team members worldwide to feel supported, respected, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.


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