Chemist, QC

Date: May 29, 2022

Location: Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9W 6Y3

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:

Job Summary

Summarize the main purpose of the job, and the key outcomes expected. Responsible for generating accurate results while following GMP requirements.  Responsible for analyzing laboratory samples using various chemical and instrumental techniques, in accordance with established compendial and in-house testing methods, while under minimum supervision.

Job Responsibilities

• Performs analysis of all laboratory samples including raw material, in-process, finished products, purified water, cleaning validation and stability samples using analytical instruments and established analytical procedures and techniques.

• Documents and compiles all observations and data obtained from testing as per established SOPs and good documentation practices.

• Recognizes OOS or out of trend results and under the direction of the Supervisor assists in the completion of lab investigations. 

• Performs calibration of laboratory equipment as required by the department's established calibration program and GMP requirements.

• Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.

• Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.

• Disposes of waste solvents and orders any chemicals or laboratory supplies as required.
• 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

• B.Sc. from a recognized educational institution in Chemistry or any related field;  or
Community College diploma in a related field and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in the analysis of pharmaceutical products.
• Knowledge of Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office Programs and/or laboratory software packages is an asset.
• Good theoretical understanding of FT-IR, titration, UV and chromatography (TLC and column).
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

• Knowledge of GMP/GLP.
• Problem solving ability.
• Proven organization and time management skills as demonstrated through previous work and/or educational experience

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.


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