Chemist, Research & Technology - Brantford - Days

Date: Jan 4, 2022

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 Chemist I, Research and Technology position in the R&T group is responsible for supporting the R&T activies at Apotex Pharmachem, in particular in the areas of process analytical technology, analytical method development, introduction of new analytical and separation technologies and analytical services. This position also supports other efforts within the R&T group when necessary such as polymorph troubleshooting and form development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researches and develops safe, commercially competitive laboratory procedures for fine chemical and pharmaceutical actives production.
  • Method development for the analysis and, if needed, isolation of impurities on assigned projects using preparative HPLC, HPLC, GC, and other routine analytical tools.
  • Implement and use innovative technologies, such as continuous flow chemistry, in the area of organic synthesis and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Implement and use innovative technologies, such as high throughput screening (HTS), PXRD (D8), Intrinsic dissolution testing (IDR), DSC, TGA, and IR in the area of polymorphic form strategy development.
  • Provide update to management on method development activities including problems, deviations, issues related to products, instruments /analysis methods /specification.
  • Ensures proper documentation of analytical data and information.
  • Remains abreast of all prior and new literature relating to assigned projects and technologies, and to provide recommendations/evaluations on all assigned projects.
  • Develops an appreciation for the principles of cGMP and to conform with all relevant departmental and other company standard operating procedures.
  • Completes all reports and documentation associated with assigned projects as directed.
  • Acts as a member of the technology transfer team on scale-up implementation, and to supply information and/or perform laboratory experiments associated with this work as required.
  • Supervises R&T associates on assigned projects as directed by the Supervisor or
  • Executes problem solving on assigned projects.
  • Meets all deadlines associated with projects as directed
  • Keeps the Supervisor and R&T Management up-to-date on progress of the assigned projects.
  • Ensures continuous professional development by regular literature review.
  • 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

  1. Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry from a recognized academic institution or M.Sc. Degree with a minimum two years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical or fine chemicals industry or B.Sc. degree with a minimum five years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical or fine chemicals industry.
  2. Proven track record in conducting scientific research.
  3. The ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
  4. The willingness to upgrade knowledge/education as required.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


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.