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Chemist, QC


This is a Contract position in Etobicoke, ON posted July 31, 2022.


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary

Responsible for generating accurate results while following GMP requirements.  Responsible for analyzing laboratory samples using various chemical and instrumental techniques, in accordance with established compendial and in-house testing methods, while working under minimal supervision.  If required, responsible to review documentation for the QC department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs analysis of all laboratory samples including raw material, in-process, finished products, purified water, cleaning validation, stability samples and analysis associated with method transfer or method verification using analytical instruments and established analytical procedures and techniques.
  • Document all observations and data obtained from testing as per established SOPs and Good Documentation Practices.
  • Recognizes OOS or OOT results under the direction of the Supervisor
  • Performs general maintenance and daily check of laboratory equipment as required
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation and method problems with the Supervisor’s assistance
  • Disposes waste solvents and orders any chemicals or laboratory supplies as required.
  • Performs role of document reviewer as outlined below:
    • Reviews and signs off the completed electronic and/or paper data associated with a specific analysis that they have been trained on.
    • Ensures accurate results that conform to current specifications, according to Good Manufacturing Practices, in house, compendial and regulatory requirements, and verifies all calculations for mathematical and analytical accuracy.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • B.Sc. from a recognized educational institution in Chemistry or a related field and a minimum of 1 year relevant experience in a pharmaceutical lab environment; or Community College diploma in a related field and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in the analysis of pharmaceutical products.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office Programs and/or laboratory software packages is an asset. 
  • Sound working and theoretical knowledge of automated laboratory instrumentation such as HPLC, AA, UV, Dissolution, IR, UV/VIS spectophotometry and GC.
  • Detail oriented with problem solving and instrument troubleshooting ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of GMP/GLP.
  • Proven organization and time management skills as demonstrated through previous work and/or educational experience.


At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.