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Cambrex High Point AD Chemist III in Charles City, Iowa


At Cambrex, it’s our people that set us apart. We work locally and have an impact globally. We’re committed to attracting, nurturing and retaining a passionate and talented team of experts in our fast paced and growing company. You will be valued and recognized. We offer an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, generous vacation in your first year, sick time, and retirement savings!Cambrex is the small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. Known for our scientific and manufacturing excellence and customer focus, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal – to improve the quality of life for our customers’ patients across the world.


Position Summary:

The AD Chemist III will provide analytical support for multiple project teams. The AD Chemist III will collect and analyze data to support the development, validation and transfer of analytical methods for APIs, API intermediates and raw materials. Strict compliance with cGMP guidelines is required to perform most job tasks.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Safely and effectively collect analytical data to help develop, establish, and validate analytical testing methodologies used to control raw materials, production intermediates, and final products

  • Perform analytical chemistry assays based on new and existing methodologies

  • Operate analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, GC/MS, LC/MS, FTIR, Titrator, Particle Size Analyzer

  • Maintain laboratory notebooks documenting work

  • Maintain compliance with GMP SOPs and DEA regulations

  • Transfer documented analytical methods to the QC and Process Support Group departments

  • Set up new or existing analytical methods for compound identification, purity and potency testing.

  • Coordinate off-site testing as necessary

  • Conduct testing of analytical samples for the Chemical Development Department as needed.

  • Collect analytical data to help qualify reference materials.

  • May also perform other duties as required



  • BS or BA in Chemistry or Biochemistry required

  • 2 or more years of experience in a laboratory setting required

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry highly preferred

  • Familiarity with compliance requirements within cGMP, safety and regulatory environments

  • Operational knowledge of analytical instrumentation like HPLC, GC, GC/MS, LC/MS, FTIR, UV-VIS equipment, and data stations required

  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheets, structural drawings, and databases preferably in a Windows environment

    Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. (

Job LocationUS-IA-Charles City