Chemist, Stability I (Contract - Day Shift) - Brantford

Date: Jan 13, 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, Stability I carries out work primarily related to stability sample testing and studies.  The incumbent must develop and demonstrate a fuller understanding of test methods, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), compendia and Certificates of Analysis and ensures their work complies with health and safety standards and other regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform stability sample testing, inspection stability packaging components, and other laboratory samples. Making routine decisions around task priorities in counsultation with team lead. Under the guidance of team lead, interprets and documents testing results and all other related documentation.
  • Report all testing results and deviations encountered during testing to team leads in timely manner. Personally resolves basic issues, seeking input from peer members as required.
  • Proper documentation and ensured accuracy and completeness all testing results, calculations; and related analytical report summaries. Maintains records of stability samples and ensure that samples are properly stored as per approved specification.
  • Report problems related to instruments, methods, etc. to the Team lead/Manager as quickly as possible. May perform troubleshooting on instrument or method, as instructed.
  • Keep the workplace clean, tidy and safe and perform required daily verification of laboratory equipment.
  • Liaises with Senior level laboratory personnel to understand the use of all applicable physical & chemical testing equipment and to acquire a fuller understanding of departmental and regulatory practices.
  • Review or witness basic analytical data for accuracy of test results, as required.
  • Performs all work in compliance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, and related policies and with the legal and regulatory requirements that apply to our job activities;
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes;
  • Operates in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, and all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements;
  • Performs all work in support of our Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes;



Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Minimum B.Sc. in Chemistry or equivalent area of study.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of operating and troubleshooting instruments such as GC, HPLC, UV, IR, etc.
  • Knowledge of wet analytical chemical techniques.
  • Familiar with cGMP.
  • Familiar with USP, BP, EP and ICH guidelines and procedures.
  • Conducts selves in a manner that is consistent with the safety fundamentals of a laboratory.
  • Documentation is neat and concise.
    • Utilizes analytical knowledge and experience in carrying out their assigned investigation activities.
    • Demonstrates personal leadership attributes incorporating a commitment to on-going professional development and continuous learning
    • Seeks performance inputs to identify any performance gaps.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Empower or equivalent software.
  • Experience
  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience in related field of chemistry.


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.