Toronto, Ontario – Research & Development Chemist

Reports to: Principal Research Scientist


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Principal Research Scientist, performs special tasks related to analytical R&D projects of high complexity and using LC-MS/MS.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs complex bioanalytical method development (extraction, chromatography and LC-MS/MS analysis) and method revision tasks, requiring broad knowledge and independent judgment.
  2. Conducts validation of methods in preparation for pre-clinical and clinical study analysis.
  3. Maybe required to perform study samples analysis, if business dictates.
  4. Has a good knowledge of analytical laboratory equipment’s common in the Bioanalytical Laboratory such as sample preparation equipment, general Laboratory equipment and LC-MS/MS.
  5. Works independently, with broad latitude, in determining work activities to meet established objectives.
  6. Has excellent problem solving skills. Solves complex and difficult problems where additional research is necessary.  Shows innovation on an ongoing basis to assist management in troubleshooting problems related to any bioanalytical problems.
  7. Provides advanced troubleshooting and maintenance skills for the LC-MS/MS systems including software and computer systems. Provides a sound knowledge of other laboratory equipment.
  8. Record activities in laboratory notebooks/worksheets following principles of Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  9. Produces results and R&D reports, that can be shared with Sponsors
  10. Assists in the preparation and review of Analytical Procedures.
  11. Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
  12. Performs the job in a cost effective manner.
  13. Works in a safe manner, complying with all relevant safety procedures and requirements.
  14. Exhibits good interpersonal skills, a professional attitude and motivation to produce consistently high quality work.
  15. Performs other related duties assigned by the management.

In addition to General Responsibilities, the following are additional responsibilities in regards to the conduct of non-clinical/GLP and clinical studies:

  1. Generates analytical test results in compliance with all current SOPs, protocols, study plans and applicable GLP (OECD), EMA, ICH, FDA and TPD requirements.
  2. Documents and communicates any deviations to these instructions directly to the Principal Investigator (for non-clinical/GLP studies) or Study Director (for clinical studies).
  3. Records raw data promptly and accurately and in compliance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice.
  4. Exercises health precautions to minimize risk to him/herself and to ensure the integrity of the study. Communicates to the Laboratory Management any relevant known health or medical condition so he/she can be excluded from operations that may affect the study.



  • A B.Sc or College Diploma in Analytical chemistry or related subject.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related experience.

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