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. 

Scientist / Analytical Development Chemist

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs analytical method transfer, optimization, and development/validation design and analytical methods development/validation of drug substances, drug product and residual testing, using guidelines from USP and ICH. Develops protocols under which the methods transfer, optimization, and development are conducted. Evaluates statistically the validation data and writes the method validation report for submission. Writes, edits, and revises test methods and procedures. Reviews, writes, or assists in writing SOPs for analytical development. Participates in the planning and execution of raw material, components, and vendor qualification or alternate supplier analytical qualification studies. Consults with scientific professionals and scientific literature for problem solving assistance. Provides analytical testing support for manufacturing process validation. Observes safety rules and assists in keeping the laboratory a safe environment. Assists routine maintenance, calibration, and performance verification on applicable instruments. Conducts peer reviews of other analytical chemists and scientist’s work prior to submission to quality assurance. Maintains professional and scientific competence in analytical chemistry by reading scientific literature and/or attending seminars, training sessions, workshops or classes.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related science field and a minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical experience. Knowledge of good laboratory practices, cGMP practices, USP methodology, FDA, ICH, OSHA, and DEA regulations, and MSDSs.

Computer Skills:

Should possess basic computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and the ability to use internet tools. Empower Chromatography software experience is highly desirable.

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Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Advisor/Guide

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This role requires experience with the formulation and process development of pharmaceuticals. Assists scientists with project leadership experience in the 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. Assists in the evaluation & implementation of new technology & equipment, attends team meetings, reviews documents, answers technical questions, and participates in discussions. Provides presence on manufacturing floor or lab during critical operations, writes technical reports, advises on procedural, document, and batch record questions; advises on registration and validation activities, and many other lesser activities.

Education/Experience

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 required. Skilled in the science & art of pharmaceutical product development. Experience & knowledge of pre-formulation, formulation development, clinical manufacturing, analytical testing, quality control & assurance, cGMP, & GLP procedures. Knowledge of programs like 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, able to handle multiple tasks involving various departments in a fast-paced environment. Effective interpersonal skills. Able to read, analyze, interpret, & write scientific documents and reports. The will & ability to achieve success.

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Formulation Associate

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Formulation Associate is 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.

Education/Experience

Academic study of industrial & physical pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry. Skilled in the science & art of pharmaceutical product development, experienced & knowledgeable of pre-formulation, formulation development, clinical manufacturing, analytical testing, quality control & assurance, cGMP, and GLP. Detail oriented, a self-starter, excellent organization, great communication skills, able to handle multiple tasks involving various departments in a fast-paced environment, effective interpersonal skills, abile to read, analyze, interpret, & write scientific documents/reports.

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