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Lab Technician

Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Coventry, RI, US, 02816

Company: Purdue Pharma L.P. & Affiliates

Job Summary

This position will provide technical support to the product development staff as well as maintain the product development laboratory in compliant and working order.


This position will primarily provide hands on support in manufacturing finished product dosage forms – tablets, capsules, liquids and semi-solids.  This position will be responsible for equipment set up, product manufacturing and cleaning as per EHS, DEA and FDA regulations.


In addition to assisting the product development scientists in manufacturing finished product prototypes, general support of the laboratory is required.  Support activities will include managing inventories for raw materials, personal protection equipment, supplies, etc.


This position will also be responsible for providing escort for equipment qualification with vendors, witnessing controlled substance receiving and dispensing, coordinating laboratory waste disposal and pickup, as well as performing and/or facilitating equipment calibrations. This role may perform other related assignments and duties as required.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide hands on support in manufacturing finished product dosage forms – tablets, capsules, liquids and semi-solids
  • Assist Product Development scientists with manufacturing equipment set up, product manufacturing and cleaning as per EHS, DEA and FDA regulations
  • Manage laboratory raw materials and supplies by inventorying stock items and placing orders
  • Facilitate and provide escort for equipment preventative maintenance, qualification and repairs with vendors
  • Responsible for EHS related responsibilities including transferring lab waste to waste storage area, coordinating waste disposal and pickup
  • Assist in the management of controlled substances and active pharmaceutical ingredients inventory as well as reconciliation/disposal
  • Assist chemicals/samples/controlled substances receiving and disposal
  •  Maintain laboratory equipment in proper working order and calibration (Vendor managed activities)
  • Responsible of cleaning equipment and work areas
  • Work with facility to support laboratory needs by attending weekly meetings and creating work requisitions in SAP
  • Witnessing controlled substance receiving and dispensing
  • Perform other related assignments and duties as required and assigned.



Education and Experience

  • A B.S. in Chemistry or Associate Degree, at least 1-2 years industry experience in a cGMP, FDA and DEA environments preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general chemistry and analytical chemistry
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated with strong problem solving skills
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of industry guidance (GMP, GLP, EHS, etc)
  • Ability to work successfully and efficiently in a team/matrix environment
  • Maintain good laboratory practices in compliance with safety and environmental requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience in handling controlled substances is a plus

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to perform tasks and complete assignments on time with minimum supervision.
  • Organization and coordination of activities for assigned tasks is crucial.


Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)


Additional Information

This position requires good communication and influencing skills. Must be able to communicate clearly and directly and gain buy-in from colleagues.


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Job Segment: Laboratory, Technician, ERP, Product Development, Pharmaceutical, Science, Technology, Research