ST- Student Chemist, Dosage 8 month term

Date: Oct 4, 2021

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

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

Responsible for generating accurate 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.

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. Performs general maintenance and calibrates lab equipment such as balance, Karl Fischer titrator, pH meter and UV according to established calibration program and GMP requirements.
  • 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 OOT 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.
  • Provides technical troubleshooting support or training to other team members where appropriate.
  • Disposes of waste solvents and orders any chemicals or laboratory supplies as required.
  • Monitors QC inventories of placebos, capsule shells, system suit tubes, internal standards and impurities and re-orders inventories as needed.
  • Reviews lab chemical inventory for accuracy and removes expired chemicals as necessary.
  • Works as a member of a team to meet departmental goals.
  • 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
  • Enrolled in Post-secondary education from a recognized educational institution in Chemistry or related program.


  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of GMP/GLP guidelines and their application to a laboratory setting.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office Programs and/or laboratory software packages is an asset.
  • Excellent ability to communicate, both verbally and in written form, in English.
  • Ability to handle multiple work assignments and priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Experience
  • Scientific background in laboratory analysis of solid or liquid dosage forms is recommended.




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.