1st Shift QC Chemist I - Decatur
Akorn 2

Decatur, Illinois

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The quality control chemists perform the testing on raw materials, bulk formulations, finished products, stability samples, and any other samples from plant operations which require chemical analysis. The QC chemists report to the QC Lab Supervisor.


  • Sampling and testing of raw materials.
  • Physical and chemical testing of bulk and (pre-fill, finished product, and stability) product.
  • Maintaining laboratory notebook and checking the work of others.
  • Maintaining the work area in an orderly manner.
  • Keeps current with all SOP’s dealing with their job assignments.
  • Reports any problems with assays or components to the QC Lab Supervisor.
  • Responsible for preparing and standardizing any reagents or standard materials required for analysis.
  • Reports any supply needs to the QC Lab Supervisor.
  • Disposes of unused samples and laboratory waste in appropriate containers.
  • Performs calibration of lab instruments.
  • Cleaning of laboratory glassware.

Other duties willbe assigned as required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • BA or BS in chemistry. Minimum two years of experience in a the lab performing chemistry related duties
  • Experience with High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Infra-Red (IR), Gas Chromatograph (GC), Ultra Violet/Visible, Particle Size Analysis, KF Titration and wet chemistry skills are required.Familiarity with HPLC/GC analytical software.
  • Familiarity with GLP/GMP guidelines.
  • Good Communication and writing skills.
  • Familiarity with out-of-specification (OOS) and out-of-trend (OOT) investigation.
  • Computer literate.
  • Experience with USP/EP monographs.

    Ability to meet attendance standards.All full-time employees are required to work a 40 hour week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours during the week and/or weekends in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.

    Company Overview
    Who we are?

    Aside from being a pharmaceutical industry leader with deep roots in the eye care community, Akorn has proven through the years, to be a company of clear vision. A vision of what it takes to continually develop and evolve in order sustain our mission, which is to improve patients’ lives through the quality, availability and affordability of our products. Along with developing and manufacturing branded and generic ophthalmics, Akorn manufactures injectable, oral liquid, optic, topical, inhalant, and animal health products. To learn more please visit our website at www.Akorn.com .

    Why choose us?

    Akorn employees are modern day superheroes! That might sound like an exaggeration; however, when you think of it, superheroes help those in need. That is exactly what we do here at Akorn. If you choose to work with us, you are not choosing to work an ordinary job. You are choosing to make an impact in this world. You are choosing to have a career with purpose. If you are seeking a rewarding opportunity where you can make a difference for others, then put on your cape and join the team!!

    What do we offer?
    • Competitive pay
    • Growth and development opportunities
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • 3 weeks PTO + Personal Days
    • 9 company holidays
    • 401K match
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit Options
    • 100% Paid Maternity Leave
    • Fast paced, family-oriented work environment
    • Wellness Program
    • Inclusive and diverse culture
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts

    EEO Statement
    Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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