Top Associate Chemist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Associate Chemist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Associate Chemist resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.6% of Associate Chemist resumes contained Analytical Methods as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Associate Chemist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Associate Chemist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Analytical Methods

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Here's how Analytical Methods is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Provided HPLC and GC method development/validation of analytical methods for analysis of bulk drugs and formulated products.
  • Developed analytical methods and ensured that materials and analyses met quality objectives
  • Experience in training chemists on various analytical methods and software.
  • Verify Analytical Methods and SOP.
  • Assisted in other tasks and laboratory work as assigned Accomplishments Developed analytical methods for all compounding products including innovative formulations.
  • Developed analytical methods and researched and executed multiple projects for medical devices at the early stages of development and refinement.

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2. Lab Equipment

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Here's how Lab Equipment is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Developed and authored standardized procedures for the operation of lab equipment.
  • Completed scheduled standardization and calibration of lab equipment.
  • Performed maintenance and calibrations of lab equipment.
  • Validated, calibrated and verified all lab equipment in all labs at Metal Coatings NA.
  • Purchased specialty gasses for lab equipment, ensuring on-time completion of orders.
  • Performed troubleshooting on GCFID, GCMS and all other lab equipment.
  • Performed training co-workers on lab equipment, test method and procedures.
  • Helped integrate and train lab members on new lab equipment.
  • Performed routine maintenance on Lab equipment on a regular basis.
  • Well versed in general lab equipment and analytical and biological assay techniques to support toxicological research programs.
  • Performed and administered Preventive Maintenance on all lab equipment and maintained PM logs accurately.
  • Organized shipment of lab equipment and conducted training for analytical chemists in plant lab in Alta Vista, Virginia.
  • Maintain laboratory logbooks for the daily usage of the lab equipment to comply with cGMP.

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3. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed raw material verification, new product development and product line maintenance.
  • Examine competitor products submitted to the lab for available equivalents or for new product development.
  • Cement and Fracturing Fluids R&D - New product development
  • Supervised paper product high-throughput physical testing lab with seven research associates supporting paper new product development.
  • Collaborated and provided progress reports for regulatory, commercial supply, and new product development.
  • Start to finish new product development and validation to customer specifications.

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4. Hplc

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Here's how Hplc is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Lead HPLC Chemist on the elimination of the backlog of actives sample sets within 2months.
  • Complete tests such as Related Compounds, UV and HPLC.
  • Experience in handling equipment's like HPLC, UV.
  • Trained lab technicians in areas of dissolution testing and HPLC analysis.
  • Performed HPLC testing on Allegra, Carafate product lines.
  • Performed HPLC on Humalog and Novalog samples!
  • Selected the organocatalysts with excellent yields and good enantioselectivities determined by chiral HPLC.

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5. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Supported Purchasing efforts to negotiate and identify lower cost for raw materials by identification and validation of second source supplies.
  • Developed and refined experimental formulas and evaluated potential raw materials to determine effect on formulas.
  • Performed sensory evaluations on finished goods and raw materials.
  • Authored the comprehensive list of Tariff codes for all raw materials used by Metal Coatings Inc.
  • Performed research on raw materials for formulation, and refinement, of new and existing products.
  • Perform test methods to ensure quality on all raw materials and finished good products.
  • Performed testing on finished goods, in process products, and raw materials.
  • Test various raw materials to gain understanding of interactions with other ingredients.
  • Perform testing of raw materials, bulks and finished products.
  • Processed and coded Raw Materials into database for formula entry.
  • Researched and tested new raw materials from suppliers.
  • Discovered new raw materials not used before by Newell to improve Sharpie (Research on- going but very positive).
  • Reviewed formulas and raw materials for compliance with International Guidelines (France); Researched various "environmentally friendly" ingredients.

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6. Analytical Procedures

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Here's how Analytical Procedures is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed and interpreted analytical procedures as necessary to support of the projects from various customers.
  • Performed sample preparation and analytical procedures to study stability of drug products using analytical equipment and wet chemistry.
  • Performed analytical procedures according to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations.
  • Analyzed potable and non-potable water samples for microbiological and chemical parameters according to methods, implemented analytical procedures and interpreted/reported results.
  • Provided technical support for the development of analytical procedures, and assisted in development of scale-up and pilot plant operations.
  • Reviewed and wrote many analytical procedures to accommodate cost efficiency, productivity and environmental concerns.

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7. Stability Samples

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Here's how Stability Samples is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Analyzed Stability samples and worked on numerous projects in conjunction with the Stability department.
  • Validated analytical methods for use in testing stability samples and clinical supplies.
  • Tested stability samples and finished products of sterile injectables to confirm that the product meets the acceptance criteria.
  • Perform chemical testing for finished products and Stability samples * Mentor and train other analysts on standard operating procedures
  • Performed dissolution testing, potency assay, related compound and content uniformity for finished product and stability samples.
  • Performed dissolution testing, potency assay, related compound and content uniformity for finished product and stability samples.

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8. Ms

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Here's how Ms is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Conduct various analyses to resolve scientific problems, and provide technical assistance and regarding laboratory methodology and standard operating procedures.
  • Executed all budgetary exercises and procurement of capital / revenue items for QC Laboratory.
  • Utilized various computerized data programs to ensure accuracy of customer and sample information.
  • Researched and identified quality problems using knowledge of processes and recommended solutions.
  • Established procedures and systems for feed analysis and equipment maintenance.
  • Developed and implemented containment systems for various pharmaceutical chemical products.
  • Performed routine maintenance and troubleshooting of large-scale reactors, transfer vessels, fluid heat transfer systems of three pilot plants.
  • Maintained database, Inventory control, Notified operations of unusual results, Processed incoming waste streams for documentation and weight.
  • Performed LC-MS/MS method development, transfer, validation, sample analysis, and long-term stability analysis of biological samples.
  • Worked closely with Marketing to improve, and maximize implementation & execution of new product launched along with Claims.
  • Capture, organize, analyze, and interpret data to develop solutions to formulation problems.
  • Enter results of performed analyses and provide final data approvals through ALMS updating program.
  • Characterized structural and molecular formula of the product using MS, UV, IR
  • Worked in early discovery with the Exploratory Medicinal Sciences group (EMS).
  • Utilized Empower and LIMS software to process, organize, and store data.
  • Developed detailed SOP's for the operation of HPLC and dissolution systems.
  • Updated and maintained the MSDS database of all chemicals stored on site.
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams to meet the needs of the customer.
  • Authored and/or revised over 100 additional CofA and RofA in CDMS.
  • Evaluated data, solved problems related to technical and equipment issues.

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9. Uv/Vis

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Here's how Uv/Vis is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Develop and optimize herbal supplement methods utilizing HPLC (Detectors: UV/VIS, RI, DAD, and ELSD).
  • Instructed and trained new employees on how to use laboratory instruments such as HPLC, UV/Vis and IR.
  • Utilized and maintained, TLC, GC, IR, UV/VIS Spectro-photometer and Karl Fischer
  • Analyzed samples using HPLC, GC, TLC, FTIR, Karl Fisher, UV/Vis, and Dissolution.
  • Utilized GC, UV/vis, FT-IR, pH meter, and titration
  • Used HPLC, Karl Fischer (coulometric, volumetric, and oven), dissolution, and UV/Vis.

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10. GC

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Here's how GC is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed plasma (rat) analyses/dose analyses/homogeneity/stability on test/control articles and analyzed by HPLC/UV and GC/FID.
  • Experienced in installing, calibrating, qualifying, maintaining, and validating GC, HPLC, and various other laboratory instruments
  • Performed maintenance and calibration of GC/MS equipment to ensure accuracy of the results.
  • Gained and implemented basic knowledge of HPLC, GC, GC/MS systems.
  • Train and coach new employees to operate Hewlett Packard GC/MS.
  • Performed maintenance and calibrations on HPLC and GC.
  • Conducted analysis using HPLC, GC, FTIR, and MP-AES
  • Analyze samples by the use of GC/MS and LC/MS/MS.
  • Performed mostly HPLC and GC operations and troubleshooting while developing proficiency with other analytical instrumentation.
  • Provided technical support in research and development of dose forms of Conjugated Estrogens involving HPLC and GC methods.
  • Assayed various formulated suppositories and creams for actives and excipients using instruments such as HPLC & GC.
  • Performed investigational analysis of returned products using GCFID, GCMS and HPLC.
  • Received introductory training on headspace GC, MS, and IC.
  • Utilized GC, UV and FTIR spectroscopy for products identification of reaction of o-cresol with nitric acid.

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11. Wet Chemistry

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Here's how Wet Chemistry is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Assisted with training of employees in wet chemistry methods, laboratory safety, and GLP procedures
  • Perform wet chemistry, FTIR.
  • Involved in secondary qualification of method transfers for new vendors in both wet chemistry and analytical chemistry.
  • Used an array of "Wet Chemistry" techniques in accordance with current USP methods.
  • Researched and developed industrial and commercial oils and implemented wet chemistry techniques to blend oils to consumer research specifications.
  • Performed lab testing of materials and marketed products using spectroscopic methods, wet chemistry and documented properly.

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12. PH Meter

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Here's how PH Meter is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Assess for proper calibration and standardization of laboratory equipment (pH meter, balances, etc)
  • Use of pH meter - calibrate and check pH of samples.
  • Maintain a clean working environment and calibrate lab equipment: pH meter, balances and viscometers.
  • Operated various technical laboratory instruments such as: pH Meter, Conductivity Meter, Digital Viscometer, Auto Titrator, CEM
  • Operate various coagulationinstruments, spectrophotometer, pH meter, analytical balances, etc.
  • Performed experiments involving solution preparation use of pH meters.

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13. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Modified and validated methods used for preparation of formulations and ensured that studies were conducted in compliance with FDA GLP regulations.
  • Involved in executing GC Method validation and writing up Method Validation reports as per FDA and ICH requirements.
  • Documented all laboratory testing through maintenance of accurate, legible records in compliance with all FDA standards.
  • Read and understood relevant SOPS and protocols to support laboratory GMP functions consistent with FDA guidelines.
  • Gained hands-on experience with manufacturing of raw materials for client and FDA approval.
  • Recorded and interpreted data in accordance to GLP and FDA guidelines.
  • Incorporated stability results into the stability sections of FDA filings.
  • Backed up computer files to stay compliant with FDA regulations.
  • Followed FDA guidelines to conduct SPF tests of SPF 30, 40, 50 and 60 by using Sun filters.
  • Provide FDA regulated analytical testing, method development and improvement for fluoride in toothpaste and active ingredients in gummy vitamins.
  • Contract environmental analytical testing under GLP/FDA/EPA regulations.
  • Worked under FDA regulations for nutraceuticals.
  • Performed testing for multiple clients following cGMP and FDA guidelines in assay, pH, and dissolution testing.
  • Tested Taxol finished product samples for purity and contaminants to ensure compliance to all FDA requirements and regulations.
  • Updated Analytical Testing Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures to comply with GMP, FDA, and DEA regulations.
  • Developed the scale-up of a new chemotherapy drug, emulsion formulation of Taxol for FDA application.
  • Performed projects in compliance with FDA GLP and EPA Good Lab Practices regulations along with cGMPs.
  • Follow SOPs and worked under USP, ISO, GLP, GMP and FDA, EPA regulations.
  • Associate Chemist Working on different API and raw material products according to FDA regulatory standards and requirements with adhere to cGMP.
  • Assured proper cGMP documentation and adherence to strict FDA, and international pharmacopeia standards for testing and sample handling.

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14. GMP

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Here's how GMP is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Synthesized, purified and characterized organic compounds under GMP requirements for Manufacturing.
  • Trained new colleagues on various tests/procedures within the raw material laboratory to be in compliance with all current GMP's.
  • Completed a diverse range of leadership training as well as GMP 211 training.
  • Assist in the development and improvement of a GMP in QC testing laboratory.
  • Interacted with Quality Assurance to ensure GMP regulations met on a daily basis.
  • Experienced in GLP and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulatory guidelines.
  • Reviewed documents for adherence to GMP, GLP and company policies.
  • Ensured quality of products through GLP/GMP and QC testing.
  • Train new technicians according to Avon SOP's and GMP's.
  • Participated in GMP training and some initial instrument validation, including the analysis of lidocaine following chain- of-custody procedures.
  • Perform stability testing for various products as per cGMP requirements and established stability specifications.
  • Maintained laboratory documentation in accordance with cGMP regulatory guidelines.
  • Contract research and cGMP product development chemistry organization.
  • Performed periodic cGMP audits for laboratory systems.
  • Performed dissolution and API assay testing on multiple oral dosage forms with analysis by HPLC Ion chromatography in a GMP regulated facility
  • Performed technical review of data package to ensure accuracy, completeness, cGMP compliance in timely manner.
  • Performed diverse testing to determine conformance to quality standards under cGMP guidelines and stringent production demands.
  • Conducted pilot scale synthesis of API's and chemical intermediates in a cGMP production facility.
  • Worked in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulated laboratory while abiding by SOPs.
  • Performed testing on raw materials and documented all results according to cGMP.

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15. R

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Here's how R is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Instrument evaluation and procurement; professional advice and recommendations to Chief and Administrative director before purchase (capital project).
  • Summarize statistical analyses and present to management to validate new/proposed changes to raw material and/or finished product specifications and processes.
  • Established field laboratory with multiple sampling instrumentation; monitored instrumentation and data daily to prevent instrument failures or complications.
  • Career Note: Additional experience as Production Microbiologist for Bayer Corporation and Laboratory Technologist for American Ingredients Company.
  • Perform regularly scheduled verification and calibration of scientific measurement equipment against NIST-traceable gas concentration standards and flow standards.
  • Performed assigned studies in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures with minimal supervision/instruction.
  • Developed procedure for the extraction of small molecules from plasma using salting-out assisted liquid /liquid extraction.
  • Determined stability of drug substances within specification and maintained accurate documentation and records of all studies.
  • Performed evaluation studies (PE) for microbiological tests required for state certification of laboratory.
  • Developed procedures for complex processes including item setup configuration directly impacting manufacturing and sales.
  • Gained experience in formulation development and stability testing of various types of laundry formulations.
  • Manufactured urine/serum-based calibrators and controls in a small to large scale with sterile filtration.
  • Consulted with clients on data interpretation and instrument theory for fine particle contract laboratory.
  • Utilized laboratory instrumentation to analyze samples from pharmaceutical, industrial, and environmental clients.
  • Received a Certificate of Achievement for this developing procedure that improved product quality.
  • Ensured the calibration verification, trouble shooting and maintenance status of laboratory instruments.
  • Created and maintained project schedules and other required project documentation using software applications.
  • Recorded results in a laboratory notebook and generated detailed spreadsheets using Excel.
  • Review inventory and write requisitions for laboratory materials and system maintenance contracts.
  • Performed quality control testing of generic pharmaceuticals following standard methods and HPLC.

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16. Karl Fischer

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Here's how Karl Fischer is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed Karl Fischer method validations across variety of products.
  • Analyzed chemical reactions between products and solvents in development of methods for Karl Fischer water determination to insure robust results.
  • Analyze water content of stoppers using the Karl Fischer.
  • Performed NMR and FT-IR spectroscopy to identify bulk drugs and performed coulometric Karl Fischer moisture determination and thermogravimetric analyses.
  • Developed and validated methods for the coulometric Karl Fischer titrator and Dionex DX 500 IC system.
  • Developed and validated Karl Fischer method for determining water content in protein raw materials.

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17. Ftir

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Here's how Ftir is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed analyses using Titrimeter, FTIR, Viscometer, etc.
  • Designed FTIR chemical mapping/imaging experiments to evaluate sample heterogeneity, contamination, diffusion kinetics, dispersion quality and polymer cure uniformity.
  • Utilized wet chemistry methods to perform qualitative analysis of physical properties and active ingredient profile, performed cleaning validations with FTIR.
  • Implemented micro FTIR system to determine failures in electrical components due to micro-contamination.
  • Developed new FTIR imaging methodology for the analysis of friction material components.
  • Worked on FTIR for identification of raw materials for qualitative analysis.

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18. Lims

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Here's how Lims is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Update laboratory data into reporting system (LIMS), generate data package in compliance with company standards/regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Directed laboratory operations including LIMS, instrumentation, inventory, safety and hazardous waste.
  • Recorded all laboratory data in lab notebooks and entered into a laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • Implemented data import routines and completed data migration from manufacturing system to Commercial LIMS.
  • Perform daily documentation contemporaneously; review paper, electronic and LIMS data.
  • Implemented and administered company laboratory information management computer systems (LIMS).

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19. Sample Preparation

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Here's how Sample Preparation is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed trace metals sample preparation and analysis on a variety of environmental sample matrices.
  • Maintained accurate record of all sample preparation and analyses performed in laboratory notebooks and electronically.
  • In-charged of the sample preparation including proper labeling, getting sample information and assigning laboratory control numbers.
  • Supervised a technician for prototype for consumer test, sample preparations for formula and packaging stability testings.
  • Sample preparation and analysis of trace organic contaminants including dioxin and PBDE in environmental and biological samples.
  • Trained and mentored junior-level chemists on sample preparations and standard operating procedures.

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20. QC

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Here's how QC is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Monitored Calibration and Preventive maintenance activities of QC Instruments as per Calibration and Preventive maintenance Schedule (In-house and external).
  • Performed quality control tests like viscosity, pH, limit tests, moisture content in QC lab.
  • Monitored Temperature and Humidity of all QC areas, and rectifying in case of Out-of-limit observations.
  • Ensured timely Revision, Up-dating, Issuance as well as retrieval of QC documents.
  • Trained new employees in compounding and QC testing.
  • Performed biochemical, immunological, and other assigned assays on in-process and finished products to determine conformance for QC approval.

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21. NMR

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Here's how NMR is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Obtained NMR spectra of molecules and assisted with the maintenance of the spectrometers.
  • Analyzed compounds daily with GC, GC/MS, NMR and HPLC.
  • Characterized compounds by 300 MHz NMR, TLC, and FT-MS.
  • Trained on Bruker and Varian NMR machines at Princeton University, also familiar with XRD and nearly all spectrophotometry techniques.
  • Performed proton NMR analysis of contrast intermediates.
  • Perform a range of analyses to characterize new chemical entities, including occasional forays into NMR and IR spectroscopic techniques.

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22. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Served as the liaison between chemists and suppliers locally and internationally in obtaining raw materials for experimentation.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Maintain detailed recordings of day-to-day chemistry, including reaction set up, aqueous work up, isolation and storage conditions.
  • Factory-trained on new instrument software, enabling increased productivity, then taught the methods to coworkers and lab supervisor.
  • Document all in-house quality testing for OEM and Tier 1 products up to ISO standards and customer demands.
  • Prepared and analyzed samples using various purification and isolation techniques, HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS.
  • Maintain and update overall process and procedure documentation, in compliance with GMP and ISO 13485 standards.
  • Conducted ANSI, ISO and ASTM specified testing on experimental formulas as well as production batches.
  • Administered and supervised 12 personnel in a tactical, and garrison environment for 4 years.
  • Managed Critical Projects & carried out various tasks in both garrison and tactical-type environments.
  • Interpret NMR, MS, and FTIR for the characterization of isolated products.
  • Served as an acting Team Leader in the absence of Manager/Supervisor
  • Researched and developed new approaches to obtain pure isomers.
  • Synthesized, isolated and characterized compounds using organic synthesis, various chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, and solid-phase synthesis.
  • Designed and constructed a mini-plant and operated three other batch mini-plants to manufacture diisocyanate intermediates.
  • Elaborated extensive optimization of protocols for efficient cleavage and isolation of oligonucleotides.
  • Synthesized oligoisobutylenes with different end groups and studied their thermal stability.
  • Conducted an inner products comparison and evaluated pigments.
  • Isolate and identify impurities in drug substances and products, generating, interpreting and reviewing of analytical data.
  • Created Electronic Change Requests for new and updated documents to establish best practices per ISO 13485.

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23. Ft-Ir

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Here's how Ft-Ir is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Analyze incoming projects to provide identification data such as FT-IR for certification purposes.
  • Conduct identification testing via FT-IR analysis.
  • Direct education and instruction of new employees in FT-IR, GC, and KF moisture analysis procedures.
  • Performed solid/liquid dosage stability testing, performed HPLC and UPLC testing, dissolution, UV-VIS, FT-IR.
  • Conducted GPC, FT-IR and other instruments to evaluate the performance of both commercial and experimental products.
  • Provided qualitative identification of adhesives, plastics, and coatings via FT-IR analysis.

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24. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

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Here's how Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Trained new personnel on techniques and equipment necessary to handle highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients safely and effectively.
  • Generate Material Specifications and Certificates of Analyses for materials, components, intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.
  • Worked on developing and optimizing processes for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Developed and validated test methods for active pharmaceutical ingredients and solid dosage pharmaceuticals.
  • Experience working with active pharmaceutical ingredients classified as a medical device.
  • Qualified on analyses of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

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25. EP

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Here's how EP is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Prepared and delivered a presentation to Research and Development Director and managers on completed research for Microwave Digestion Technology.
  • Authored laboratory investigation reports, training modules, functional requirements documents, functional specifications documents, and installation/operation qualifications.
  • Applied physics concepts such as electromagnetic theory and conservation of energy to atomic emission and absorption spectroscopic instruments.
  • Supported Manufacturing by conducting root cause analysis for rejected batches of product and reporting finding for reconciliation.
  • Maintained and troubleshot all related instrumentation, and involved in data review and report generation.
  • Performed requirements analysis, systems analysis performance analysis and independent test and acceptance of instrumentation.
  • Provide feedback to department Manager regarding departmental systems, processes and recommendations for improvements.
  • Developed test methods to evaluate conditioning through deposition, combing and panel sensory evaluations.
  • Assisted in method development and validation studies ensuring product transfer to Quality Control department.
  • Organized and taught a laboratory procedure training classes to prepare technicians for AALAS certifications
  • Conducted special technical studies and reports regarding instrumentation configuration, acceptance and performance.
  • Prepared batch records and Certificate of Analysis documentation for Clinical Diagnostic Products.
  • Performed bench scale experiments modeling production processes to validate viral inactivation steps.
  • Maintain a timely and accurate laboratory notebook and a well-kept laboratory.
  • Provide detailed observational/experimental written data reports and enter into LIMS database.
  • Peer reviewed sanitary chemistry parameters and prepared data packages for client.
  • Initiate Laboratory Investigation Reporting or Deviation Reporting on components related issues.
  • Prepared for audits by reviewing and documenting equipment verification and calibration.
  • Provided quality assurance with equipment-specific and study-specific documentation for study reports.
  • Completed and closed all manufacturing activities in the quality control department

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26. TLC

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Here's how TLC is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed routine analysis using TLC and HPLC to support new product research.
  • Performed X-ray fluorescence, GC, Karl Fisher, and TLC.
  • Analyzed products by: LC/ TLC/ GC/ IR and titrations.
  • Operated general analytical instruments during routine testing (HPLC, GC, titrator, and TLC).
  • Analyzed raw materials and finished products HPLC, TLC, UV and IR spectroscopy according to in-house and USP procedures.
  • Used different types of Chemical Separation, including TLC, GC, and HPLC to identify compounds and impurities.

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27. Lab Notebook

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Here's how Lab Notebook is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Maintain an up to date, organized and accurate lab notebook.
  • Maintained a lab notebook of daily formulations and initial readings.
  • Document testing and data analysis results in an electronic lab notebook and laboratory information management system.
  • Recorded/transcribed data promptly and accurately into lab notebooks or approved worksheets.
  • Maintained lab notebooks and documentation about test procedures.
  • Maintain meticulous lab notebooks and instrument logbooks.

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28. Astm

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Here's how Astm is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Perform routine assays and procedures with the guidance of ASTM/USP/In-house SOP's in the excepted TAT.
  • Use of ASTM, NFPA and military published standards for Personal Protection materials certification.
  • Performed product testing/claim support utilizing ASTM standard test methods.
  • Developed and modified new and/or existing products according to customer/sales & marketing requirements while ensuring they meet required ASTM standards.
  • Research and implement proper ASTM methods for current laboratory procedures and testing methods Developed and maintain laboratory analysis database.
  • Test developmental compounds to ASTM standards and manage certification submissions.

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29. Particle Size

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Here's how Particle Size is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Analyzed, interpreted, and reported particle size and other physical measurements based on client needs.
  • Performed particle size and weight variation testing.
  • Documented a detailed particle size study addressing customer concerns of course particles and compacted agglomerates.
  • Performed dissolution, particle size analysis, blend content uniformity and UV-Visible identification tests.
  • Tested pharmaceutical samples for content, particle size distribution, medication delivery and impurities.
  • Developed a validating plan for determining particle size analysis on beads using microscope.

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30. Test Cases

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Here's how Test Cases is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Developed of a standardized process for creating test cases and testing procedures.
  • Developed test plans and test cases using manual testing tool HPQC.
  • Conduct research and analysis of EPA soil samples from EPA Super Fund sites Testing of said samples utilizing standardized test plans/test cases
  • Develop validation master plans, process flow diagrams, test cases or standard operatingprocedure.

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31. Icp-Oes

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Here's how Icp-Oes is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Experienced with heavy maintenance on the IC and mild maintenance on the ICP-OES.
  • Developed a chemical analysis method for ceramic identification and impurities by ICP-OES.
  • Lead chemist for metals analysis using an ICP-OES, data approval and releasing reports to customers.
  • Operated, maintained, and troubleshot laboratory instrument (ICP-OES and AA).
  • Developed and implemented all standard methods and procedures as primary ICP-OES analyst.
  • Worked extensively with SPECTROFLAME ICP-OES to analyze Trace metals in DI water.

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32. DSC

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Here's how DSC is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Purchased, installed and maintained thermal equipment: DSC, TGA TMA, DMA and Mechanical Testing Equipment.
  • Back up chemist in areas of physical chemistry such as DSC, TGA, and FTIR testing.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Waters UPLC and TA Instruments DSC/TGA laboratory instruments.
  • Performed thermal analysis of metals, polymers and pharmaceuticals within various castings using DSC.
  • Evaluated thermal properties of polymers and formulations by DSC and TGA.
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and secure the IP position for new products and/or processes.

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33. Final Product

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Here's how Final Product is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Conducted assigned routine and non-routine analytical final product, stability, and raw material testing.
  • Executed and assisted in the development of multi-step synthesis for formation of intermediates and final products.
  • Purify and QC final products by chromatographic methods (HPLC, UV-Vis, Size Exclusion, Ion Exchange, ITLC).
  • Performed qualitative and quantitative analysis of raw materials, in-process and final products for this pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Performed intermediate and final product chemical analysis in order to generate required test results for product release.
  • Analyzed incoming, in-process and final products for quality control for a tin chemical manufacturing facility.

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34. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Provide technical support to analysts/technicians/external clients.
  • Participated in technical support of the sales team including direct customer training and implementation of adhesives and dispensing.
  • Traveled to various customer sites for trials and/or providing technical support through observation, plate-out and chemical analysis.
  • Provided technical support and guidance to team members in the identification and development of personalized training strategies and personal growth.
  • Provided technical support to sales and marketing functions through application development efforts and customer-directed research projects.
  • Lead technical support, coordinate relevant activities and projects updates/communication to cross functional teams and stakeholders.

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35. Validation Protocols

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Here's how Validation Protocols is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Authored and performed OQ/PQ validation protocols.
  • Created and reviewed validation protocols/reports.
  • Assisted in the creation of validation protocols and reports for Methods Services projects.
  • Participated in the development and execution of validation protocols for the Atlas Chromatography Data System.
  • Support qualifying secondary reference standards by reviewing verification/validation protocols.
  • Design method validation protocols and conduct complete ICH validation experiments including force degradation independently for pharmaceutical raw materials and dosage forms.

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36. TOC

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Here's how TOC is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Maintained stock and consumables for sanitary chemistry laboratory, and performed proper collection, consolidation, and disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Maintained stock of required chemicals and apparatus, necessary to perform the experiments successfully.
  • Repaired broken TOC instrumentation for analyzing material during contract with major client.
  • Maintained accurate records in laboratory notebook in accordance to L'Oreal protocol.
  • Create protocols for established syntheses and outsource molecular production.
  • Supported the validation work according to approved protocols.
  • Write, train, implement and update lab procedures, test protocols, and technical procedures, providing direction as needed.
  • Use the LIMS chemical management system to track samples, standards, and stock chemicals; ordering supplies as needed.
  • Authored and executed IQ/OQ protocols to validate new reactors and fluid heat transfer systems for a new pilot plant.
  • Performed fingerprinting and analysis of various inorganic and organic waste materials using ASTM, USEPA and CLP protocol.
  • Headed the restructuring of QNS protocol for all laboratory departments, yielding a more efficient and streamlined system.
  • Prepared and executed Engineering Test Protocols for the validation team (IQ, PQ, OQ).
  • Designed experiments, wrote technical protocols, executed experiments with the team and wrote Final Reports.
  • Performed physical tests and drafted protocols for method validation and stability analyses of bulk drugs.
  • Executed experimental Protocols, evaluated test results, & wrote complete Test Reports.
  • Ensured that the lab was well stocked and equipped with necessary supplies.
  • Lead and peer mentored new employees on lab devices and protocols.
  • Maintained inventory using QAD and revised protocols using Agile.
  • Maintained cell lines and virus stocks used in experiments.
  • Assist in validation of detection procedures and SOP protocols.

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37. AA

low Demand
Here's how AA is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Better Processing School -HAACP, 5S, ZONTEC, GLOBE, GSTD
  • Performed analysis for mercury determination by AA mercury analyzer including maintenance of instrument and preparation of reagents.
  • Web-based applications experience, familiarity with cloud-based SaaS tools using Microsoft Azure.
  • Evaluated vendor specifications to assure compliance to Pharmco-Aaper requirements.
  • Drafted and designed new laboratory facility for IAAP
  • Mastered chemical fiber analysis following AATCC standards.

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38. Pharmaceutical Products

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Here's how Pharmaceutical Products is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed analytical tests on finished pharmaceutical products
  • Transferred test methods and analyzed pharmaceutical products and data using Waters HPLC systems in turn with Empower2 chromatographic software.
  • Performed Chemical analysis on completed pharmaceutical products
  • Tested raw materials and stability testing on pharmaceutical products and participated in validation of GC systems and performed general laboratory procedures.
  • Compiled and analyzed test information to determine process and equipment efficiency as well as purity and strength of pharmaceutical products.
  • Reported to the quality control manager with responsibilities for testing and ensuring the quality of commercial pharmaceutical products.

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39. Osha

low Demand
Here's how Osha is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Worked with OSHA regulated carcinogens.
  • Designated Lab Safety officer responsible for safety protocols and maintaining a safe work environment by complying and enforcing OSHA regulations.
  • Established and updated procedures as determined for ALARA improvements regarding proper disposal of chemicals and radioactive material per OSHA guidelines.
  • Initiated safety programs helping laboratory and manufacturing compliance toward Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
  • Maintained chemical inventories and report hazardous conditions to comply with OSHA requirements.
  • Conducted environmental monitoring to determine worker exposure levels to process gases and OSHA compliance.

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40. Uplc

low Demand
Here's how Uplc is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Certificate of Attendance for ACQUITY UPLC Chemistry, Instrumentation and Software at Waters Corporation on Dec. 13, 2007.
  • Performed analysis on different types of instrumentation including HPLC, UPLC, IR, UV, and dissolution baths.
  • Worked on method development to transfer drug assays from older equipment to new HPLC and UPLC equipment.
  • Participated in the evaluation and purchase decision for Waters' UPLC and Atlas 8.2.
  • Develop UPLC instrument, process, and method sets for OTC drug analysis.
  • Develop methods to analyze and purify compounds using HPLC-MS & UPLC.

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41. Data Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Data Analysis is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Sample data analysis and trending.
  • Ensured adherence to EPA methods while conducting testing and data analysis requiring GC-MS to determine volatile contaminants for this environmental laboratory.
  • Review validation packages for completeness and accuracy, rationale, compliance with validation policies and procedures, and accurate data analysis.
  • Designed and validated excel workbooks containing chemical equations and statistical methodology used for formulating, product monitoring, and data analysis.
  • Performed presentations at medicinal chemistry meetings with senior management about ongoing projects and raw data analysis.
  • Performed all data analysis and directed associates towards steps in sample reanalysis and study completion.

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42. JP

low Demand
Here's how JP is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Perform testing across multiple pharmacopeia (USP, EP, and JP)
  • Perform analytical testing according US, EP, JP and ACSPharmacopeia.

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43. TGA

low Demand
Here's how TGA is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Characterized high performance polymers by SEC, TGA, DSC and by a capillary rheometer.
  • Operated and maintained analytical instruments such as FTIR, DSC and TGA.
  • Worked in the Heartgard chewables laboratory performing analysis for chewables formulations.
  • Quantified inorganic levels and verified material component identification by TGA.
  • Analyzed products using techniques such as IC and TGA to collect data for drug master files.
  • Performed materials testing using tensile tester, SEM/EDS, TGA, and FTIR.

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44. IC

low Demand
Here's how IC is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Executed process and equipment qualifications/validations.
  • Performed aquatic and avian environmental toxicology studies including documentation to support GLP and to facilitate marketing of agricultural chemicals.
  • Worked intensely with pesticide residues on various matrices and used sponsored or laboratory- developed methods to conduct analysis.
  • Major Accomplishments -Co-designed two novel materials, a light-weight syntactic foam and a high-temp ablation-resistant ceramic matrix composite.
  • Synthesized thousands of chemical compounds to explore structure-activity-relationships (SAR) for potential drugs including indications for influenza.
  • Reduced amount of future customer complaints through investigative efforts of complaints, out-of-spec results, and quality notifications.
  • Performed physical and mechanical testing in compliance with company policy for stability products, finished goods and in-process products
  • Demonstrated the quality of products by showing statistical significance of product performances in customers' paint formulations.
  • Developed chemical retain system per Canadian requirements, exceeded expectations on annual review for six consecutive years.
  • Assisted Manufacturing Operations with troubleshooting and meeting critical CC assessment requirements by revising specifications and JOS documents.
  • Led particle characterization lab and performed analysis that supported research project for an ultrasound contrast imaging agent.
  • Designed, developed and implemented in-house reagents ordering system which improved productivity and decreased down time.
  • Worked with a chemically suppressed system using a Conductivity detector which utilized the necessary guard columns
  • Obtained security clearance, set up secured on-site laboratory and manufacturing facility and trained technicians.
  • Synthesized novel monomers and polymers and co-invented process to manufacture hard tissue prosthetic devices.
  • Supervised technicians for laboratory projects involving HPLC, assay, purity and dissolution.
  • Conduct and evaluate stability tests for experimental personal care products and hydro-alcoholic solutions.
  • Performed all routine testing on aroma chemicals for fragrance development in consumer products.
  • Developed study for the evaluation of electronic cigarette solutions to identify constituents.
  • Conduct mechanical properties testing on new materials and statistically analyze the results.

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45. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Designed fluids based on customer request Performed anion testing in water samples.
  • Tested and analyzed water samples for hardness and chlorine content for 2 months
  • Perform various test on different cement samples Analyze and enter data Create and conduct tests on frac gels Analyze water samples
  • Analyzed polluted water samples for chemical oxygen demand, biological oxygen demand, and developed methods for regulatory agencies.
  • Performed various chemical and instrumental analyses of water samples connected with environmental and governmental requirements.
  • Performed chemical and microbiological assays on water samples in compliance with state regulations

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46. Calibrate

low Demand
Here's how Calibrate is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Calibrated instrumentation and maintained equipment to meet expected criteria for accurate and reliable testing results.
  • Calibrated, validated and maintained equipment following company standards and guidelines.
  • Maintained and calibrated ten dissolution testers and four HPLC systems.
  • Maintain and calibrate test equipment as scheduled or specially assigned.
  • Calibrated instrumentation including HPLCs, dissolution media mates and dissolution baths.
  • Calibrated, qualified, and maintained analytical laboratory equipment instrumentation.
  • Calibrate, operate, and maintain testing equipment, maintain supplies, lab cleanliness and analytical instrumentation, as required.
  • Calibrate and troubleshoot Micro GC and multigas analyzers for processing plant's quality control.
  • Calibrated and maintained HPLC and UHPLC systems, Sciex API 4000, Sciex API 5000 systems.
  • Calibrated & Maintained Analytical Instruments Maintained Lab Data bases Trained Lab Personnel in Performance of Analytical Methods

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47. OOS

low Demand
Here's how OOS is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Conducted laboratory investigations for OOS and/or OOT results.
  • Experience in handling investigations (ARIR), OOS, procedure deviations, Impact assessment, change control and client inquiries.
  • Provide technical support in response to regulatory agency inquiries, internal and external audits, and OOS laboratory investigations.
  • Contribute sharp critical thinking skills toward defining and implementing policies to boost overall operational performance and resolve issues.
  • Recognized and communicated any out-of-specification (OOS) results and initiated any laboratory investigations.
  • Processed data, applied statistical applications and investigated OOS and failures.

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48. QA

low Demand
Here's how QA is used in Associate Chemist jobs:
  • Performed Manufacturing QA/QC testing from incoming raw materials using clean room environment, inspection to stability testing.
  • Provided analysis method development which increased analysis efficiency while still meeting QA requirements and data goals.
  • Served as final authority and liaison between commodity offices and QA directorate for developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Audited laboratory reports and performed QA/QC inspections both internally and for private laboratories.
  • Designed, conducted and supervised inter-laboratory studies between Philip Morris facilities designed to scientifically validate QA procedures.
  • Supported the QA/QC and manufacturing team by performing physical properties, chemical compatibility, solubility tests.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Associate Chemist

Analytical Methods21%
Lab Equipment16.6%
New Product Development9.2%
Hplc6.9%
Raw Materials5.6%
Analytical Procedures5%
Stability Samples4.9%
Ms4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Associate Chemist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Analytical Methods
Analytical Methods
17.6%
17.6%
2
2
Lab Equipment
Lab Equipment
14%
14%
3
3
New Product Development
New Product Development
7.7%
7.7%
4
4
Hplc
Hplc
5.8%
5.8%
5
5
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
Analytical Procedures
Analytical Procedures
4.2%
4.2%
7
7
Stability Samples
Stability Samples
4.1%
4.1%
8
8
Ms
Ms
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Uv/Vis
Uv/Vis
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
GC
GC
3%
3%
11
11
Wet Chemistry
Wet Chemistry
2.9%
2.9%
12
12
PH Meter
PH Meter
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
FDA
FDA
2.1%
2.1%
14
14
GMP
GMP
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
R
R
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Karl Fischer
Karl Fischer
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Ftir
Ftir
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Lims
Lims
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Sample Preparation
Sample Preparation
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
QC
QC
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
NMR
NMR
1%
1%
22
22
ISO
ISO
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Ft-Ir
Ft-Ir
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
EP
EP
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
TLC
TLC
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Lab Notebook
Lab Notebook
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Astm
Astm
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Particle Size
Particle Size
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Test Cases
Test Cases
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Icp-Oes
Icp-Oes
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
DSC
DSC
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Final Product
Final Product
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Validation Protocols
Validation Protocols
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
TOC
TOC
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
AA
AA
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Pharmaceutical Products
Pharmaceutical Products
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Osha
Osha
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Uplc
Uplc
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
JP
JP
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
TGA
TGA
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
IC
IC
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Water Samples
Water Samples
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Calibrate
Calibrate
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
OOS
OOS
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
QA
QA
0.4%
0.4%

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