Kelly Services Chemist in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Senior Analytical Chemist-Contract $78,960-$98,700 (TEMP to HIRE)

The Senior Analytical Chemist position will report into the Director of Analytical R D. The successful candidate will serve as a key functional core team member and will support or may serve in a lead role, and will be required to perform characterization work utilizing multiple analytical techniques, including proficiency with some of the following instrumentation

  • HPLC Lighthouse Headspace

  • Alpha Gamma Spec

  • UV Vis Infrared

  • Electrochemistry

  • Instron ICP

  • ICP-MS

  • FTIR

  • IC

  • GC

  • LC-MS

  • SEM

  • UPLC

  • NMR

Essential Functions:

  • Use analytical techniques to support R&D projects, customer complaint investigations, and analytical support for the Quality & Regulatory organizations. Types of samples expected are liquids, gases, and solids of radioactive and non-radioactive materials.

  • This role has responsibility for adding additional key analytical techniques to their expertise that provide back-up capability for the R&D organization.

  • Assist with method development and validation, as well as compendium assessments and verifications.

  • Support new product development and life cycle management of existing products as needed.


  • Achievement of a PhD, or Master’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience, or Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Life Sciences, or related field with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience required.

  • Radiopharmaceutical experience and pharmaceutical development (small / large / biological) experience highly preferred.

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is highly preferred with a strong familiarity with cGMP, FDA, USP, NRC, and ICH guidelines.

  • Behavioral requirements for success in this position include: self-starter, strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • The successful candidate must have the ability to successfully support and potentially manage multiple analytical projects and contribute to team based investigations.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment, coupled with approximately 80% time in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory environments.

  • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.

  • Willingness to work in a team- based environment.

  • Close attention to detail required.

  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.

  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.

  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.

  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs without accommodation.

  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.