Analyst II, QC Raw Materials


Canton, MA, US, 02021 Canton, MA, US, 02021


We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

This is an on-site laboratory testing position with the major responsibilities being daily testing, quality systems support, and inter-departmental scientific support.  Works on complex and varied problems/projects requiring in depth analysis and interpretation.  


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


•    Sample, label, test, send for external testing, and release of incoming raw materials utilizing LIMS. 
•    Support laboratory through the maintenance of laboratory, equipment, and test methods per approved procedures.  
•    Own and drive to completion: 
o    quality notifications and tasks in the quality management system (deviations, CAPA, Change Controls, Effectiveness Checks)
o    creation of new documents and document updates
o    Performance of material qualification tasks (testing, report generation)

Technical Expertise:
•    Has understanding of applicable compliance/guidance/regulations (ISO, USP, FDA, EU).
•    Demonstrates proficiency in simple methods such as physical inspection, pH, dimensional analysis and appearance and moderately complex methods such as FTIR, Titration, UV Vis Spectrophotometry, Gel Electrophoresis, HPLC, and Loss on Drying. 
•    Ability to follow written procedures and execute laboratory methods including wet chemistry techniques.
•    Experience using LIMS to manage samples and document testing results. 
•    Executes laboratory tests and other lab activities to ensure timely delivery of results to internal and external customers.
•    Ability to Investigate and determine Root Cause associated with laboratory deviations.
•    Executes Change Controls, CAPAs, and Effectiveness Checks 
•    Executes validation studies; obtain and interpret validation data.
•    Maintains laboratory equipment as per established procedure

Laboratory Support (Including Quality Systems):
•    Initiates change and continuous improvement using LEAN practices such as 5S and Kaizen.
•    Works with facilities/metrology to conduct and document execution of work orders to ensure GMP compliant state of labs and equipment.
•    Uses GMP and scientific expertise to lead internal (department and site) audit activities. 
•    Performs as supporting personnel and/or acts as lead under guidance of management or higher-level scientific personnel.
•    May provide guidance to lower level personnel.
•    Performs laboratory instrument calibration in accordance with established procedures. 
•    Represents QC in vendor relations, including contract support and working with vendors during validation (IOPQ) and calibration.
•    May perform scheduling to ensure critical QC metrics are consistently met for product turnaround times.
Quality Systems:
•    Reviews and Verifies QC data.
•    Author/revise and contributes test methods; SOPs; specifications; protocols, technical studies or reports.
•    Author laboratory investigations and non-conformance.
•    Supports CAPA and change control through participation in project planning and collaboration.


Problem Solving:
•    Works on problems of diverse scope requiring evaluation of identifiable factors.
•    Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
•    Follows good laboratory practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
•    Receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.


Behavior/Cultural Responsibilities:
•    Ownership – Actively participate in self-development 
•    Accountability – Follow through on commitments, Situational Leadership or additional accountability tools
•    Detail oriented – Able to complete required tasks and associated documentation with minimal error
•    Adaptability – Maintain positive attitude in a changing work environment
•    Communication – Effectively communicate with all levels of manufacturing and support staff
•    Actively participate in department / level meetings
•    Escalate issues through the proper channels
•    Live the Core Values


The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


•    Bachelor's or master's degree in an applied science (chemistry preferred).
•    3 - 5 years of experience preferred, or equivalent level of skill and experience. 
•    Previous hands-on experience with Raw Material assays in a GMP manufacturing environment is preferred.
•    Personal Competencies: self-awareness, integrity, team player, innovative, and flexible.
•    An understanding of cGMP, CFR, and USP is required.
•    Require good written and verbal communication skills, good teamwork skills
•    Computer skills (MS Office, MS Excel, MS Project) or comparable word-processing and spreadsheet application


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
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