Chemist, QC Analytical I

Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: Brantford, ON, CA, N3T 6B8

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit: www.apotex.com.


Job Summary

The Analytical Chemist I carries out work related to quality control, stability, method transfer, validation, standard studies according to Standard Operating Procedure.

Job Responsibilities

  • Must develop and demonstrate a basic understanding of test methods/SOPs/compendia and Certificates of Analysis. Proper labelling, inspection of and sampling of finished products, intermediates, raw materials, recovered materials, etc. to ensure conformity with established standards.
  • Testing of raw materials, intermediates, finished products, R&D Samples, environmental samples, etc. Performs physical testing of assigned packaging components, and physical and chemical testing of any samples according to requirements established in the test methods/SOPs/compendia and Certificates of Analysis.  Making routine decisions around simple task priorities but governed strictly in their work by SOPs.  Typically seeks the input of higher level team members in non-routine matters.
  • Report all testing results and deviations encountered during testing. Utilizes basic analytical knowledge and experience in carrying out their assigned investigation activities. 
  • Proper documentation of analytical data and information. Self-reviews analytical data for accuracy and completeness.  Under guidance, maintains records of retain, stability & standard samples and ensure that samples are properly stored.
  • Under guidance, releasing of finished products, intermediates, raw materials and recovered materials upon approval of results by department management.
  • Report problems related to instruments, methods, etc. to the Supervisor/Manager as quickly as possible.
  • Keep the workplace clean, tidy and safe.
  • Under guidance, identify the need for chemicals, gases, standards, glassware and other accessories.
  • Performs calibration of laboratory equipment according to the department’s calibration program. Reports all testing results and deviations encountered during the testing and inspection processes to their supervisor.
  • Liaises with higher level laboratory personnel to learn the use of all applicable physical & chemical testing equipment and to acquire a fundamental understanding of departmental and regulatory practices. May liaise with other employees in departments across the organization.
  • Demonstrates personal leadership attributes incorporating a commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous learning. Seeks performance inputs from peers, more senior team members and the supervisor to identify any performance gaps. 
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Minimum B.Sc. in Chemistry or equivalent area of study
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Familiar with cGMP
    • Familiar with USP, BP, EP and ECH guidelines and procedures
    • Knowledge of operating and troubleshooting instruments such as GC, HPLC, UV, IR
    • Knowledge of wet analytical chemical techniques
    • Ability to follow SOPs
    • Conducts self in a manner consistent with safety fundamentals of a laboratory
    • Documentation is neat and concise
    • Participate in a shift rotation and/or on-call
    • Knowledge of Windows, MS Office, Chemstore/Chemstation or suitable software
  • Experience
    • Preferable 1-2 years of experience in the related field of chemistry Education



At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.
Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.