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Chemist, Analytical R&D QC (12 month contract + Benefits + Day)


This is a Contract position in Etobicoke, ON posted November 13, 2021.


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

Under guidance of Supervisor, responsible for performing all activities in AR&D QC including method validation for new products, full testing of API, in-process and finished dosages, and generating regulatory submission documentation.  Acts as a key member in the project working team and provides support to junior chemists.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support to other department in response to deficiency letters from regulatory agencies
  • 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, Health and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • Develops and manages strong relationship with internal customers.
  • Liases at peer levels within R&D solid dosage to obtain a more in-depth level of expertise and to understand their needs.
  • Refers more contentious issues, with recommendations, to Supervisor
  • Ensures all advice given to internal contacts and the complex decisions made at this level are compliant.
  • With guidance from supervisor, performs trouble-shooting on complex issues
  • Oversees the resolution of more complex issues related to the project.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.



Job Requirements


  • Recognized post secondary education in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or related field.
  • BSc with 5 years or MSc with 3 years or PhD with 0-1 years experience in a pharmaceutical lab in an R&D environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Sound working and theoretical knowledge of chromatographic systems
  • Knowledge of wet chemistry, analytical bench techniques, Window-based software, and automated data acquisition systems.
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills.


  • Experience with lab equipment and techinques in pharmaceutical environement.


COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


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.