Senior Chemist, Analytical Laboratory

Date:  Jun 26, 2022
Location:  East Windsor
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  US
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido


Following all compliance with cGMP, GLPs, and other regulatory guidelines including Shiseido’s guidelines, the primary responsibility of this position is to conduct necessary analyses in QC Lab related to product release for raw materials, bulk products, finished goods, stability samples and investigational samples.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains a safe and clean lab environment as well as data integrity. 
  • Conducts analysis and reports data in data management system such as LIMS / ELN / SAP when applicable. Performs investigations of Out of Specification or Out of Trending (OOS / OOT) and writes investigation reports. Follows up necessary actions needed.
  • Has good experience of analytical instrumentation, such as HPLC, GC, FTIR, UV and wet chemistry are necessary. ICP-OES experience is beneficial but not required.
  • Familiar with USP / NF Monographs / ACS compendia etc.
  • Performs method transfer, data entry and prepares documents with administrative duties as needed.
  • Disposes all laboratory waste properly, cleans QC glassware.
  • Evaluates raw materials and lab chemicals when needed.
  • Drafts, writes, revises / updates SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and WIs (Work Instructions)
  • Must be able to stand or sit long hours. Be able to climb lab use ladders when required.
  • Occasionally lifts and / or moves approx. 25 pounds object.
  • Maintains calibration / inspection records and technical documents.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of lab non-conformance and document change control.
  • Provides coverage for technician or chemist as needed. Responds stakeholders’ emails as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Performs training for other junior members as needed.
  • Over time or weekend operation may be required according to business needs.
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



  • Analytical Skills - The ability to observe, evaluate, summarize, and apply meaningful data in the problem-solving process. The level of logical reasoning necessary to connect required actions to desired outcomes. The ability to forecast events based upon current situations. Demonstrated skill in generating alternative solutions towards problems.
  • Job Knowledge - The depth of knowledge of analytical instrument and understanding of required principles of performance and technical skills applied to the position accountabilities.
  • Problem Solving - The ability to predict, recognize, and define problems. Skills in generating, selecting, and implementing timely and meaningful solutions.
  • Safety - The degree to which safety standards and procedures are followed and accidents are avoided. The level of demonstrated emphasis on creating and maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Productivity - The level of work output or efficiency as compared to a standard or compared to others. The ability to utilize time and resources well.
  • Project Management - The ability to understand prescribed project guidelines, oversee design and development, manage stakeholders, and deliver quality results.
  • Communication skills - Self-motivated and works collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude, self-motivated and results driven.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft applications, Excel, Word, Power point.
  • Have ability to operate all lab equipment including trouble shootings.
  • LIMS / ELN and SAP knowledge would be beneficial.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with a focus on Chemistry.
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience as a chemist, with experience in analytical instrumentation mentioned above
  • Familiarity of USP / NF / ACS and cGMP / GLPs.                                                              


Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasional exposure to chemical vapors, fumes or airborne particles and vibration.



Our Principles serve as the working principles that every Shiseido employee must follow. These eight working principles – known as “TRUST 8” – are based on the idea that mutual trust is the key to succeeding in Our Mission.

  1. THINK BIG – Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. TAKE RISKS – Embrace risk. Practice “Trial & Error & Trial”.
  3. HANDS ON – Consider front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end-to-end.
  4. COLLABORATE – Break free from the silo mentality. Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  5. BE OPEN – Be transparent. Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up – even if it is bad news.
  6. ACT WITH INTEGRITY – Be sincere and humble at all times.
  7. BE ACCOUNTABLE – Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  8. APPLAUD SUCCESS – Create a culture that celebrates success.

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