Professional Careers

UPM is a service organization and our employees are our greatest asset. This is why we seek highly skilled and highly motivated individuals to become a part of our team. We look for people that share a passion for the pharmaceutical industry as well as for hard work, creativity, and growth. Our employees are devoted to our mission of rapidly advancing pharmaceutical technologies and products on behalf of our clients. At the same time, we work in an enriching environment, work as a team where initiative and performance is rewarded. If you share our commitment to teamwork, enjoy a challenge, and want to feel good about the work you do, please contact UPM at humanresources@upm-inc.com to discuss our current open positions.

UPM offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.  To learn more, click here to download our Benefit Summary. 

Formulation Associate

Job Posted: 06-16-2017

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (upm-inc.com) a contract drug development and manufacturing company for the pharmaceutical industry, located in Bristol, Tennessee, is seeking a Formulation Associate.

Formulation Associate: a hands-on support scientist role in pharmaceutical formulation and process development. Will have responsibility to support client projects in various product development and manufacturing activities within time and budget constraints.

Desired attributes include:

  • Academic study of industrial & physical pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry;
  • Skill in the science & art of pharmaceutical product development; experience & knowledge of pre-formulation, formulation development, clinical manufacturing, analytical testing, quality control & assurance, cGMP, & GLP;
  • Knowledge of programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access;
  • Detail oriented, a self-starter, excellent organization & communication skills; ability to handle multiple tasks involving various departments in a fast-paced environment; effective interpersonal skills; ability to read, analyze, interpret, & write scientific documents/reports;

Qualified candidates please reference job title and email resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@upm-inc.com

EOE

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Manufacturing Operator

Job Posted: 06-16-2017

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (www.upm-inc.com) a contract drug development and manufacturing company for the pharmaceutical industry, located in Bristol, Tennessee, is seeking a Manufacturing Operator.

The Manufacturing Operator performs manufacturing processes of solid dose tablets and capsules, and liquid dose, in accordance with SOPs, approved batch records, and cGMP procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Weighs and samples development and commercial manufacturing batches in accordance with applicable SOPs.
  2. Sets up, operates, breaks down and cleans equipment to be used in manufacturing activities in accordance with SOPs and equipment specifications.
  3. Performs scheduled manufacturing activities in accordance with approved batch records.
  4. Performs appropriate in-process tests of manufactured products during the manufacturing process.
  5. Provides appropriate documentation of manufacturing processes and test results including maintaining and reconciling equipment and room use log books, batch records, and inventory records in accordance with SOPs.
  6. Performs appropriate cleaning of equipment and the facility in accordance with SOPs and cGMP procedures.
  7. Troubleshoots equipment/processes during the manufacturing process.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Necessary to Perform the Job:

  1. Moderate knowledge of cGMP practices required.
  2. Moderate knowledge of operation of technical equipment required.
  3. Knowledge of processes related to the production of solid dose pharmaceutical manufacturing REQUIRED.
  4. Knowledge of process related to the production of liquid dose pharmaceutical manufacturing required.
  5. Knowledge of electronic data acquisitions systems to include ADP, Documentum, and FormWeigh.

Education/Experience:
High School Diploma or GED required;Qualified candidates please reference job title and email resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@upm-inc.com

EOE

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Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Advisor/Guide

Job Posted: 06-13-2017

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (upm-inc.com) a rapidly growing contract drug development and manufacturing company for the pharmaceutical industry, located in Bristol, Tennessee, is seeking two senior advisors/guides for pharmaceutical formulation development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This role requires experienced formulation and process development scientists with project leadership experience in development of pharmaceutical solid oral dosage form products and manufacturing processes. Will provide science & technology guidance in support of client projects in various product development and manufacturing activities within time and budget constraints. Guidance will be provided to all levels within R&D, Manufacturing, Business Development, Quality, and Executive Management. Major activities include: contract proposal review; business development support; technical guidance for project leaders and participation in design of formulations and manufacturing processes; evaluation & implementation of new technology & equipment; attend team meetings; review documents; answer technical questions and participate in discussions; presence on mfg floor or lab during critical operations; write technical reports; advise on procedural, document, and batch record questions; advise registration and validation activities; and many other lesser activities.

Qualifications:

Pharmaceutical formulation development experience is required. Preference for CDMO (contract development and manufacturing operation) experience with solid oral dosage forms and a PhD, but not required.

Academic study of industrial & physical pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemistry; skill in the science & art of pharmaceutical product development; experience & knowledge of pre-formulation, formulation development, clinical manufacturing, analytical testing, quality control & assurance, cGMP, & GLP; knowledge of programs like Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, TrackWise, and Documentum; knowledge of contract development, concept product development, clinical phase 1, 2, and 3, biobatch, registration, and validation; experienced with IND/NDA/ANDA, QBD, CPP, DOE, and RLD activities; detail oriented, a self-starter, excellent organization & communication skills; ability to handle multiple tasks involving various departments in a fast-paced environment; effective interpersonal skills; ability to read, analyze, interpret, & write scientific documents/reports; the will & ability to achieve success.

Qualified candidates please submit your resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@upm-inc.com

EOE

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Chemist - Analytical Development

Job Posted: 06-08-2017

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a contract drug development and manufacturing company for the pharmaceutical industry, located in Bristol, Tennessee, is seeking an Analytical Chemist.

Under the direction of analytical services management, performs chemical testing following developmental protocols or approved methods, and participates in instrument validation. Conducts experiments using wet chemistry and appropriate laboratory instruments, collecting and interpreting analytical data and issuing reports in accordance with laboratory SOPs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs Pharmaceutical GMP analytical methods on drug substances, drug product, and residual testing, using guidelines from USP and ICH. Assists in the development of protocols under which the methods transfer, optimization development, and validation are conducted. Writes test methods into company SOPs; reviews, writes, or assists in writing SOPs for analytical development. Performs USP Compendia testing and other Compendia testing as required.

Technical Skills - Ability to operate analytical balance, HPLC, GC, UV/VIS Spectrophotometer, pH meter, FTIR, Karl Fischer Titrator, Automatic Titrator, Polarimeter, Specific Gravity Meter, and Melting Point Apparatus, and other modern analytical equipment. Empower experience a plus.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific field with at least 2 years of analytical chemical experience. Pharmaceutical laboratory experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience or training is acceptable.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and ability to use internet tools. Empower Chromatography software experience is valuable.

Qualified candidates please reference job title and email resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@upm-inc.com

EOE

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Analytical Chemist

Job Posted: 12-01-2016

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a contract drug development and manufacturing company for the pharmaceutical industry, located in Bristol, Tennessee, is seeking an Analytical Chemist.

Under the direction of analytical services management, performs analytical method transfer, optimization, development, and validation.  Performs chemical testing following developmental protocols or approved methods, and participates in instrument validation.  Conducts experiments using wet chemistry and appropriate laboratory instruments, collecting and interpreting analytical data and writing reports in accordance with laboratory SOPs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs analytical method transfer, optimization, development, and conducts analytical methods validation of drug substances, drug product, and residual testing, using guidelines from USP and ICH.   Develops protocols under which the methods transfer, optimization development, and validation are conducted.  Evaluates statistically the validation data and writes the method validation report for submission.  Writes test methods into company SOPs; reviews, writes, or assists in writing SOPs for analytical development.  Performs USP Compendial testing and other Compendial testing as required.  Consults with scientific professionals and scientific literature for problem solving assistance.  Provides analytical testing support for manufacturing process validation.  Documents laboratory activity and files all data using appropriate log books, records, files, and equipment calibration logs.  Operates laboratory equipment such as balances, pH-meters, hardness testers, and dissolution baths in the performance of required and scheduled test procedures, and in accordance with laboratory SOPs.  Performs routine sample processing and dosage form analysis using HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, and other analytical instrumentation.  Collates test results and prepares certificates of analysis and stability reports. Conducts peer review of other analytical chemists and scientists work, prior to submission to quality assurance.

Technical Skills – Ability to operate analytical balance, computer, HPLC, GC, UV/VIS Spectrophotometer, pH meter, FTIR, Karl Fischer Titrator, Automatic Titrator, Polarimeter, Specific Gravity Meter, and Melting Point Apparatus, and other modern analytical equipment.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific field. At least two years of analytical chemical experience preferred.  Pharmaceutical laboratory experience preferred.  Equivalent combination of education and experience or training is acceptable.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and ability to use internet tools.

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@upm-inc.com or fax: 423-989-8042.

EOE.

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Technical Services Process Scientist

Job Posted: 09-30-2016

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a contract drug development and manufacturing company for the pharmaceutical industry, located in Bristol, Tennessee, is seeking a Technical Services Process Scientist.

The role will be responsible for:

  • Scale-up, tech transfer, and process development of tablet and capsule products.
  • Execution of equipment and facility qualifications and process validations.
  • Process optimization, trouble-shooting, investigation, and support for commercial manufacturing.
  • Writing manufacturing records, development plans, protocols, and reports for process development, equipment qualification, process validation, deviations, and investigations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Technology transfer of solid dose products into Bristol site commercial manufacturing.  Site transfer of existing commercial products; scale-up and process development for new formulations.  Prepare equipment equivalency reports for regulatory filings; recommend equipment purchases for new processes and to improve existing processes.  Work with QA, Validation, Engineering, Purchasing, Regulatory, R & D, and Manufacturing on project teams.  Write, review, and execute validation protocols (equipment IQ, OQ, and PQ; process validations).  Provide technical support to Manufacturing for the resolution of deviations, investigations, and process issues. Perform process monitoring using statistical analysis.  Evaluate and develop process improvements for manufacturing processes. Write Master Batch Records, development reports, investigation reports.

Qualifications:

Pharmaceutical experience is required.

BS in Industrial Pharmacy, Chemical, Engineering, Chemistry or a science related field with six to eight years’ of direct pharmaceutical experience; or equivalent combination of education and direct pharmaceutical experience. Essential skills are knowledge of solid-dose unit operations, problem-solving ability, technical writing, project management, and ability to learn on the job.  Knowledge of cGMPs and internal SOPs.  Knowledge of pharmaceutical formulations and scale-up principles. Extensive knowledge of tablet and capsule process equipment and unit operations. Knowledge of current FDA validation requirements.  Experience with controlled substances is preferred.  Experience with Wurster processing is preferred.  Experience with formulation of tablets and capsules is preferred.

Qualified candidates please submit your resume and salary requirements to:  humanresources@upm-inc.com

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