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Cambrex High Point Quality Control Chemist II in Charles City, Iowa



Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, theQuality Control Chemist IIwill be responsible for daily laboratory testing of raw materials, in process and finished goods.


  • Perform a wide variety of chemical analyses for release of raw materials, intermediates and finished goods.

  • Recommend, develop and maintain laboratory programs, including stability, calibration, preventive maintenance, reduced testing, check sample, IQ/OQ, etc., to comply with cGMP regulations and audits.

  • Perform in-depth laboratory investigations of non-complying test results

  • Write controlled documents such as stability reports, test procedures, SOPs, SAPs, etc.

  • Evaluate performance of instrumentation and validity of test results

  • Perform instrument maintenance and troubleshoot equipment as needed.

  • Perform and document method transfer from Analytical Development

  • Perform method development including instrument parameters, new instruments and method improvement studies.

  • Handle, analyze and dispose of hazardous samples and waste.

  • Perform statistical evaluation of date including SPC, expiration dating of stability data, system suitability, instrument and method linearity

  • Together with Supervisor, assist with planning, coordinating and monitoring work activities of laboratory

  • Adhere to all EPA, FDA, cGMP, cGLP DEA regulations and internal SOP’s as they relate to the operation of the Quality Control lab and general operation of the chemical production facility.

  • Follow all OSHA and company safety rules and practices.

  • Review and enter data for Inventory Control

  • Provide on-call coverage as directed for non-scheduled work hours.

  • Maintain laboratory solutions, inventory and notebooks.

  • Interacting and scheduling with outside vendors and other departments.

  • Responsible for assisting in training new employees, both inside and outside the Quality Control department as needed to perform departmental duties.

  • Responsible for coverage of all job duties for QC Tech I Chemist.


  • BS in Chemistry/Biology or related science field.

  • Five year laboratory work experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of analytical instrumentation.

  • Strong chemistry theory.

  • Proven ability to handle various project load is beneficial.

  • Mass spectrometer experience preferred.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.

  • Act as departmental subject matter expert

    Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. (

Job LocationUS-IA-Charles City