C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Analytical Chemist Technician

    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/27/2018 4:44 PM)
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    entry level
  • Overview

    Bard (NYSE:BCR) is a $3B high-quality developer and manufacturer of life-saving medical devices. Product families include balloons used to relieve blocked veins and arteries, ports used to deliver chemo-therapy treatment, filters that prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and heart, urological catheters, and guidewires necessary for almost every medical device procedure. The Corporation has 26 locations and 13,000 employees world-wide.

    (For more about the Corporation, please explore our website at www.crbard.com )


    The Glens Falls Operation is known as Bard’s Technology Center and is Bard’s largest domestic manufacturing facility employing approximately 700 in a three shift operation. The Glens Falls Operation manufactures over 20 different product lines serving all Bard Divisions.

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities


    To conduct analytical chemistry tests and other inspections in direct support of the drug-related manufacturing team, including documentation and reports, as well as testing of manufactured product and materials plant-wide. Responsible for maintaining lab instrumentation and keeping lab in excellent working order.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Conduct liquid/gas chromatograph, dissolution analysis, wet chemistry prep and other analysis of drug, drug coatings, and formulations.
    • Maintain sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and equipment, including cleaning of analytical glassware. Keep the lab in excellent working order.
    • Analyze test data, make judgments concerning the results, recognize results that are abnormal or deviate from those expected, and take appropriate action and recurrence control.
    • Recognize equipment malfunction and factors affecting measurements and testing. Evaluate and solve problems related to sample preparation, variation, and processing.
    • Recognize priorities and act accordingly. Cooperate and show initiative to maintain work flow and productivity improvements.
    • Communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with coworkers, superiors, support teams, others within the organizations, outside vendors, and contract labs.
    • Exercise good judgment in non-routine situations. Responsive to changes in business practice, accept and implement approved changes, learn new tasks and integrate such into laboratory.
    • Develop, write, and revise technical reports, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, procedures, test methods, change requests, specifications, and memos.
    • Provide support to chemistry related issues plant-wide.
    • Proficient and consistent in performing laboratory test methods. Provide back-up for others as necessary. Evaluate new equipment applications and test methods.
    • Actively apply quality control concepts to meet compliance needs (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, divisional, and corporate guidelines).
    • Travel as required.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Hands-on experience in a cGMP analytical chemistry laboratory in an FDA-regulated environment.
    • Computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 or higher.
    • Statistical mathematical skills.


    Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

    • Experience with other analytical techniques including LC-MS, GC-MS, dissolution, FTIR
    • Experience with in-vitro and in-vivo drug coated medical device tests highly desired
    • Aptitude for experimental design and methods development

    Education and/or Experience

    • Associates degree in a science field (chemistry, biology, or physics preferred), plus at least 5 years of experience in a chemistry lab OR
    • Bachelors degree in a science field (chemistry, biology, or physics preferred), plus at least 2 years of experience in a chemistry lab.


    Physical Demands

    Normal dexterity for analytical chemistry lab work, such as pouring liquids, handling glassware, working with chemicals, and processing data.

    Work Environment

    Occasional exposure to potential for minor injury or other health hazard requiring some precaution.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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