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Company: Johnson & Johnson

Location: Fort Washington, PA

Date Posted: June 23, 2014

Source: Johnson & Johnson

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Sr Principal Scientist Quality, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc markets a broad range of over-the-counter products, including TYLENOL® acetaminophen products, ZYRTEC® and BENADRYL® allergy medicines, IMODIUM® A-D anti-diarrheal, MOTRIN® IB and SUDAFED® nasal decongestants.    This role is a regional McNeil role that will support all three (3) manufacturing sites of Lancaster, Las Piedras and Fort Washington. Under limited supervision, develop new raw material, finished product, and cleaning validation test methods and optimize existing raw material, finished product, and cleaning validation test.  Support the introduction of new analytical technology through the procurement, validation, training, and implementation of new analytical instrumentation.    The Sr Principal Scientist Quality evaluate and recommend new analytical technology to improve quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety, and reduce environmental footprint of analysis. Strongly ...

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Sr Principal Scientist Quality, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc markets a broad range of over-the-counter products, including TYLENOL® acetaminophen products, ZYRTEC® and BENADRYL® allergy medicines, IMODIUM® A-D anti-diarrheal, MOTRIN® IB and SUDAFED® nasal decongestants.    This role is a regional McNeil role that will support all three (3) manufacturing sites of Lancaster, Las Piedras and Fort Washington. Under limited supervision, develop new raw material, finished product, and cleaning validation test methods and optimize existing raw material, finished product, and cleaning validation test.  Support the introduction of new analytical technology through the procurement, validation, training, and implementation of new analytical instrumentation.    The Sr Principal Scientist Quality evaluate and recommend new analytical technology to improve quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety, and reduce environmental footprint of analysis. Strongly collaborates with R&D Analytical, R&D Compliance, Site Quality Control Units and Quality product support group to establish and optimize methods. Collaborates to update methods accordingly.  Obtain feedback and comments on methods being utilized at the sites to assure accuracy and usability.  Participate as contributor on regional teams to develop and deploy new policies, procedures, and technology. Participate as contributor on Pharmacopeia Forum to provide feedback and direction.  Determines composition of particles and unknowns using common laboratory techniques such as use of FTIR; knowledge of Mass Spec interpretation is beneficial.  Writes method validation and method transfer protocols in accordance with company policies and procedures. Executes method validation and method transfer protocols. Writes method validation and method transfer reports. Authors Technical Justifications to summarize special testing activities. Evaluates new analytical methods by performing required assay techniques.  Modifies and refines methods in accordance with change control procedures. Identifies, procures, validates and implements new analytical equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures and guidelines.  Records results of testing in laboratory workbooks, directly on report forms or into the laboratory computer system, making standard calculations as required to obtain final results. Demonstrates competent computer use (entry/retrieval).  Maintains a GMP work environment by participating in safety, housekeeping, and 5S activities. Adheres to regulatory, Johnson & Johnson and departmental requirements. Performs other duties as assigned and directed.   All McNeil employees are required to cultivate an environment of quality & compliance in their actions.  This includes attending all required training, adhering to the processes & procedures of their role and the company and displaying the highest level of integrity.  Those who manage others are required to ensure their employees are trained appropriately, create & maintain an environment that promotes employee involvement and doing things right the first time.    

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LI NAA Master’s Degree  with a minimum of 10 years analytical chemistry experience is required.  Experience working in the Pharmaceutical or Consumer Healthcare industry is preferred.  Analytical instrumentation experience and knowledge of GMP’s is required.  Extensive experience with lab instruments/equipment such as Ph Meter, Viscometer, FTIR, UV-vis, XRF, AA, IC, HPLC, GC and GC-MS is required. Experience with maintenance and troubleshooting instrumentation, sample preparation, and experience with chromatographic data acquisition systems is required.  Experience with Compendia such as USP, NF, EP and FCC is required. Excellent written and oral communication,  solid computer skills including MS Office Suite, and ability to work individually as well as  lead projects are all required.    This candidate will be based in Fort Washington, PA and will be required to travel up to 20%.   BE VITAL in your career, Be seen for the talent you bring to your work. Explore opportunities within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

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