Performs required lab work and/or reference searches in analytical chemistry, chemistry and biochemistry to facilitate NOW product analyses and development. Develops identity, strength, and purity testing methods for both in-house and outside manufactured products to meet the qualitative and quantitative claim for active ingredients/strength markers. Including the technical transfer to QC Chemists. Adopts and applies official analytical methods (AOAC/USP) and other published methods to raw materials and finished products. Troubleshoots and solves technical problems that occur during innovative analytical methods development. Obtains information about natural products and methods of their analytical determination procedures from sources such as scientific literature, conferences, seminars, and the Internet. Develops procedures for potential savings and efficiency in new and current testing methodologies. Provides various types of training (i.e. on methods, lab training, using different types of lab equipment). Complies with safety and GMP requirements.
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school in laboratory science field, e.g. chemistry, biology, Biochemistry, or biomedical/nutritionally related science. In addition, a minimum of five years industry laboratory experience including a minimum of one year method development with HPLC, GC, ICP/MS, or LC/MS experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have excellent HPLC, GC, LC/MS, or ICP/MS skills. A working knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry or biomedical sciences is required. Pre-employment testing required: drug screen, background check.