Job opportunity for Scientist in Reference Standards Evaluation at U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention- Apply before 30th June 2024

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

Website U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

About U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an independent scientific organization that works in collaboration with leading health and science authorities from around the world. Its primary objective is to establish quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP’s core belief is that Equity equals Excellence, and this belief is reflected in their fundamental value of having a Passion for Quality. This dedication to quality is upheld by their team of over 1,100 diligent professionals spread across five global locations. Their collective mission is to enhance the availability of safe and high-quality medicines and supplements on a global scale.

Scientist III, Reference Standards Evaluation

Brief Job Overview

This is a hands-on, non-supervisory role focused on managing and executing activities related to a portfolio of Reference Standards (RS) and the Material Strategy program (including CRM/ARM). Responsibilities include preparing procurement specifications, collaborative testing protocols for RS lots, providing technical support to collaborating labs, reviewing analytical data, and preparing summary reports. Additional duties involve creating packaging and Quality Control (QC) testing instructions.

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to oversee and ensure the successful implementation of critical tasks within the Reference Standards program. The role emphasizes the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare collaborative testing protocols for new/replacement RS lots and offer technical assistance to collaborating labs.
  • Review analytical data from collaborators, prepare summary reports, RSCEP packages, and QC testing instructions, and assign periodic re-test intervals.
  • Maintain scheduling operations and address quality issues to ensure the availability of reference standards.
  • Draft product planning documents, coordinate with labs, and review/interpret data from international collaborative studies.
  • Coordinate additional necessary testing and assist staff in addressing feedback.
  • Provide guidance on test data interpretation, propose, and design studies to resolve complaints.
  • Support the Documentary Standard team by peer-reviewing draft monographs.
  • Support the Material Strategy program (CRM, ARM).
  • Demonstrate technical understanding of USP’s Reference Standards program to internal and external audiences.
  • Engage in discussions about reference standards issues, address customer technical inquiries, and thoroughly investigate customer complaints with minimal guidance.
  • Present information to USP staff and external audiences.
  • Facilitate cross-functional activities with other departmental and USP staff.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of our mission and a commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable practices. They should be able to quickly build credibility with stakeholders and possess the following competencies and experience:


  • MSc/MPharm with 6-8 years of experience
  • Ph.D. with 1-3 years of experience

Additional Desired Preferences:

  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting spectroscopic analysis data (NMR, IR, MS, Raman, XRD, etc.).
  • Hands-on experience with chromatographic techniques (HPLC, GC, SFC).
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information

  • Experience: 6-8 years (MSc/MPharm), 1-3 years (Ph.D.)
  • Qualification: Ph.D., M.Pharm, MSc
  • Location: Hyderabad
  • Industry Type: Pharma/Healthcare/Clinical research
  • Functional Area: Reference Standards Evaluation
  • End Date: 30th June 2024
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