Catalent Pharma Solutions Senior Analytical Scientist in St. Petersburg, Florida

Job Description

Job Title

Senior Analytical Scientist

Position Summary

The Senior Analytical Scientist reports to the Director, Analytical PD

St. Petersburg is our primary softgel development and manufacturing facility in North America with capacity of 18 billion capsules per year. Within the Catalent network, we offer a broad range of integrated formulation and analytical services to solve difficult development and manufacturing challenges.

The Senior Analytical Scientist contributes significantly to the AR&D laboratory and supports, development and validation of methods, analytical test methods, evaluation and testing of raw materials, and testing of non-commercial materials to support product development. The Senior Analytical Scientist provides analytical services to manufacturing, process development, validation and new material qualifications. All activities are performed in accordance with specifications, standard operating procedures, approved test methods and/or protocols, regulatory requirements.

Are you ready to improve people’s lives every day?

The Role

  • Ability to independently develop and validate instrumental methods in support of Drug Substances and Drug products

  • Expected to be the lead scientist for designated projects, to include direct client communications and attendance at project team meetings and teleconferences; ability to make autonomous decisions in regard to day to day activities

  • Analysis of finished products, in-process materials, fill moisture, raw materials, and cleaning verification and validation samples according to the assigned specifications, methods and protocols.

  • Preparation of reagents/standards/medias needed for analysis according to established methods; safe handling of potent and teratogenic compounds.

  • Disposal of hazardous waste according to environmental regulations and company/departmental procedures.

The Candidate

  • Requires a minimum of: Doctorate in scientific field with 3-years experience, or MS in scientific filed with 5+yrs exp., or a BS in scientific field with 10-yrs exp. in an analytical environment.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with identification or separation techniques such as HPLC, UPLC, GC, MS, NMR and experience with method development and or validation

  • Experience with common pharmaceutical laboratory equipment including, but not limited to U.V. spectroscopy, IR and AA instrumentation, H.P.L.C. and G.C. instrumentation, ICP-MS or ICP-OES instrumentation, dissolution testing

  • Vision requirements include ability to differentiate color (Pass the Ishihara Color Vision Screening) and obtain 20/30 acuity in both far and near vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. For Catalent’s in-house screening, the acceptable score is to identify at least 4 of 6 numbers in the circles.

Position Benefits

  • Cross functional exposure to other areas of Operations

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K are all offered from day one of employment

  • 19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™

Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities, or contact us at

+1 877 503 9493.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

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Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.