Chemist, QC QS4-(12 months contract)

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1T9

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a Canadian-based global health company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 7,200 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations. Apotex medicines are accessible to patients in more than 75 countries globally. Through vertical integration, the Apotex group is focused on the development and sale of generic, biosimilar and specialty products.
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Job Summary

Responsible for generating results while following GMP requirements. Responsible for analysing laboratory samples using various chemical and instrumental techniques, in accordance with established compendial and in-house testing methods, while under minimum supervision.

Shift- 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

Contract Position for 12 months

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.
  • Promptly notifies supervisor of any observations or results, which may affect the validity of data and/or reflect variability in the manufacturing process where applicable.
  • Documents and compiles all observations and data obtained from testing as per established SOPs, and good documentation practices.
  • Recognises 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.
  • Disposes of waste solvent and orders any chemicals or laboratory supplies as required.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • 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
    • Bachelors of Science from a recognized educational institution in Chemistry or a 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, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Excel, Word and other Microsoft Programs and/or laboratory software packages is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Know of GMP/GLP
  • Problem solving ability
  • Proven organization and time management skills as demonstrated through previous work and/or educational experience.
  • Experience
    • Good theoretical understanding of FTIR, titration, UV and chromatography (TLC and column)


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.