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. 

Analytical Development Chemist

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs analytical method transfer, optimization, and development of drug products. Validates, designs, and develops methods of development/validation for drug substances, products, and testing; using guidelines from USP and ICH. Leads in the development of new methods. Develops protocols under which the transfer, optimization, and development of methods are conducted. Statistically evaluates data and writes validation reports for submission. Writes, edits, and revises test methods and procedures into company SOPs. Reviews and writes SOPs for analytical development. Participates in the planning and execution of raw material, component, vendor qualification, and alternate supplier analytical qualification study acquisition. Participates in laboratory investigations and assists in writing investigation reports. Performs USP Compendia and Compendia 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. Observes safety rules and assists in keeping the laboratory a safe environment. Operates laboratory equipment such as balances, pH-meters, hardness testers, and dissolution baths during required and scheduled test procedures, in accordance with laboratory SOPs. Performs routine sample processing and dosage form analysis using HPLC, Dissolution, and UV-Vis analysis equipment. Performs 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. Remains competent 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 scientific field with at least 5 years of analytical chemistry experience. Pharmaceutical laboratory experience in analytical methods development and validation is desirable. Equivalent combination of education and experience/training is acceptable. Knowledge of good laboratory practices, cGMP practices, USP methodology, FDA, ICH, OSHA, DEA regulations, and MSDS’s. Empower Chromatography software experience is valuable.

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Chemist

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs pre developed analytical methods on drug substances and products. Conducts 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. Consults with scientific professionals and scientific literature for problem solving assistance. Provides analytical testing support for manufacturing. 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 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 reviews of other chemists and scientists work. Observes safety rules and assists in keeping the laboratory a safe environment. Able to operate analytical balance, HPLC, GC, UV/VIS Spectrophotometer, pH meter, FTIR, Karl Fischer Titrator, Automatic Titrator, Polarimeter, Specific Gravity Meter, Melting Point Apparatus, and other modern analytical equipment.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific field with at least 2 years of analytical chemical experience. Pharmaceutical laboratory experience required. Equivalent combination of education and experience or training is acceptable. Knowledge of good laboratory practices, cGMP practices, USP methodology, FDA, ICH, OSHA, and DEA regulations, and MSDSs. Empower Chromatography software experience is valuable

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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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