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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. 

Manufacturing Operator

Job Posted: 09-20-2016

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 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:

  • Weighs and samples development and commercial manufacturing batches in accordance with applicable SOPs.
  • Sets up, operates, breaks down and cleans equipment to be used in manufacturing activities in accordance with SOPs and equipment specifications.
  • Performs scheduled manufacturing activities in accordance with approved batch records.
  • Performs appropriate in-process tests of manufactured products during the manufacturing process.
  • 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.
  • Performs appropriate cleaning of equipment and the facility in accordance with SOPs and cGMP procedures.
  • Troubleshoots equipment/processes during the manufacturing process.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Necessary to Perform the Job:

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

Education/Experience:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@upm-inc.com  

EOE

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Technical Services Specialist – Cleaning Programs

Job Posted: 09-16-2016

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

Summary:

The Technical Services Specialist, Cleaning Programs,  performs the planning, inspection, sampling and tracking of results for manufacturing’s cleaning verification, cleaning validation and environmental monitoring programs in accordance with SOPs, approved batch records, and cGMP procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect and document acceptable cleanliness of equipment accordance with applicable SOPs and equipment specifications.
  • Collect swab and other samples in accordance with applicable SOPs or protocols to support cleaning verification or validation.
  • Document the collection of samples in applicable equipment logbooks and protocols.
  • Submit and document the delivery of swab and other samples to the applicable laboratory for analysis accordance with applicable SOPs or protocols to support cleaning verification or validation.
  • Maintain and update tracking tools effectively communicating status and progress with other departments.
  • Actively manages the flow of samples and data from sample collection to equipment release.
  • Works with Planning to effectively schedule cleaning, sampling and release to meet production needs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required;
  • Knowledge of cGMP practices required.
  • Knowledge of operation of technical equipment required.
  • Knowledge of cleaning verification processes related to the production of solid dose pharmaceutical manufacturing required and/or knowledge of process related to the production of liquid dose pharmaceutical manufacturing required.
  • Knowledge of electronic data acquisitions systems to include Microsoft Office, ADP, Documentum, and FormWeigh.

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@upm-inc.com 

EOE

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Formulation Associate

Job Posted: 07-19-2016

UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 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 like 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;  the will & ability to achieve success.

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

EOE

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Technical Services Engineer

Job Posted: 04-21-2016

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

The role will be responsible for:

  • Execution of equipment / facility qualifications,
  • Assisting with the transfer of products either from internal or external development into the Bristol site;
  • Preparing protocols and reports to document technical for the transfer of products, qualifications, etc. to support Engineering activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reviews/Revises Master Batch Records for clinical/commercial production. Participates on teams transferring products to Bristol or between contract sites.  Evaluates and develops process improvements for manufacturing processes. Supports changes in scale of processes to Manufacturing size including equipment sizing, formulation and equipment compatibility. Prepares equipment equivalency report for regulatory filings and recommends equipment purchases for new processes and to improve existing processes. Prepares, reviews, edits and executes validation documents (IQ, OQ and PQ). Provides manufacturing input to project time-lines for product transfers. Works with QA, Validation, Engineering, Purchasing, Regulatory, R & D and Manufacturing on projects. Prepares suitable protocols and reports on rojects/activities. Partner with Manufacturing and Quality organizations in daily operations to ensure the process is maintained in a GMP compliant, reliable state of control.  Perform process monitoring using a variety of data analysis methods and techniques (e.g., excel, JMP, etc). Participate in and provide technical support and analysis for the resolution of deviations, investigations, and process issues. Generate documents (technical memos, reports, protocols, etc.) related to process monitoring program and non-conformances.

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. Knowledge of basic math, algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics. Thorough knowledge of cGMPs and internal SOPs. Knowledge of pharmaceutical formulations and scale up principles. Extensive knowledge of equipment used in pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging. Knowledge of validation in pharmaceutical manufacturing and statistical analysis of processes.

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

EOE

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Senior Scientist

Job Posted: 03-16-2016

UPM Pharmaceuticals, a Division of Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., (www.upm-inc.com) located in Bristol, Tennessee, is seeking a Senior Scientist that leads in the development of new analytical methods and mentors other analysts to develop their technical skills.

 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.  Plays a lead role in the development of new methods.  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 into company SOPs; 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 qualification studies.  Participates in laboratory investigations and assists in writing investigation reports.  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. 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 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, 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.  Maintains professional and scientific competence in analytical chemistry by reading scientific literature and/or attending seminars, training sessions, workshops or classes.

 Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific field with at least 8 years of analytical chemistry experience.  Advanced degree preferred.  Pharmaceutical laboratory experience in analytical methods development and validation is required.  Equivalent combination of education and experience or training is acceptable.  Knowledge of company laboratory SOPs, good laboratory practices, cGMP practices, USP methodology, FDA, ICH, OSHA, and DEA regulations, and MSDSs essential.  Should possess basic computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and the ability to use internet tools.

Qualified candidates please reference job title and email resume and salary requirements to:

humanresources@upm-inc.com or fax: 423-989-8042. EOE.

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