R&D Chemist I-Monday-Friday-8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


West Columbia, SC

West Columbia, SC, US
West Columbia, SC
30+ days ago


Corporate Statement

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a privately owned global leader in the manufacturing of generic drug products, over-the-counter (OTC) drug products and medical devices. Nephron’s products are sterile, preservative and additive free and proudly made in the USA! We are headquartered in West Columbia, South Carolina, with additional distribution centers in Kentucky and Arizona. Our location provides the ability to develop new devices and medications including respiratory therapies, ophthalmics, and injectables, for in-house or contract manufacturing opportunities. The facility utilizes completely automated manufacturing, packaging, and distribution systems, in addition to high volume and redundant utility systems, to ensure production system availability. Nephron specializes in Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) manufacturing, a niche technology that allows a vial of medication to be formed, filled and sealed in a continuous process, in a sterile, enclosed environment and without human intervention.

As an industry leader in product safety and quality, Nephron produces a variety of inhalation solutions, and has distributed over 1 billion doses of respiratory medication per year since 2009. Nephron is currently working on research and development projects that include over 50 new products.  The company’s longstanding relationships with major drug wholesalers allow us to distribute our products to retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, hospitals, home care companies, and long term care facilities. Nephron has a sales force that covers all fifty states and Puerto Rico, with additional sales channels throughout South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Nephron exists to provide top-quality, affordable medications to everyone.

Position Summary:

  • Perform research and development projects for established products and new products including but not limited to analytical test method validation/transfer/verification, deformulation, procedures, investigations, and other non-specified projects or initiatives.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages resources on projects to assure technical quality and schedule adherence
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Capable of working in a GMP environment and responsible for generating GMP data.
  • Capable of working with different analytical techniques including but not limited to HPLC, UPLC, GC, Automatic Titrator, IR, DSC, ICP, and Mass Spectrometry.
  • Responsible for performing different analytical tests for R&D and QC as needed.
  • Responsible for executing research and development projects for established products and new product development with respect to formulation, laboratory investigations, and early process development.
  • Responsible for evaluating new raw materials and components for quality and safety prior to implementation into exhibit batches and GMP production.
  • Responsible for conducting the development and validation of analytical methods for pharmaceutical ingredients and dosage forms, including establishment of specifications.
  • Assist in drafting R&D and QC protocols and report.
  • Performs research and development stability testing as necessary.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of associated programs (e.g. cleaning validation, process validation, GMP compliance, equipment validation, maintenance and use, etc.)
  • Oversee and ensure reports, submission documentation, and development summaries documenting the product development process are available for clients, partners, and health authorities (i.e. FDA)

NOTE: The primary accountabilities above and the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below, are intended to describe the general content of and requirements for this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents’ performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents’ immediate supervisor or manager.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Regionally accredited Master’s Degree in Chemistry and/or a minimum of 8 - 10 years of previous experience in cGMP related environment
  • Highly skilled in conducting analysis by HPLC, UPLC, GC, FT-IR, UV/Vis spectroscopy as well as wet chemistry techniques, needing little or no guidance.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Effective organization, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills
  • Computer experience (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Project)
  • Specific expertise, skills and knowledge within research, product development, gained through education and/or experience
  • The ability and willingness to change direction and focus to meet shifting organizational and business demands
  • The ability to effectively manage one self, demonstrates integrity, be productive under pressure, and achieve development goals
  • Possesses the initiative and follow through to implement, track and achieve on-time completion of projects, as assigned by management.
  • Must strive for continuous improvement in all work activities.
  • The ability to take strategic objectives and accept accountability, motivate and influence others thinks globally and leverages diversity
  • Position requires typing, climbing, lifting (up to 15lbs), reaching, vision (20/20), standing (10%), sitting (90%), walking, and hearing
  • Additional Requirements: As needed
  • Salary range: Based on experience

EEO Statement:

Nephron is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, childbirth, medical needs arising from pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local law.

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