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Title:  Analytical Chemist

Date:  Jul 10, 2024
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.


Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.


With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit:

What we offer:


A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Employee training and organizational development programs, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs


Job purpose


The main responsibilities of this position are to conduct analytical development and research to support development of new products. This work is conducted under supervision of the Supervisor and includes method development, validation, as well as testing marketed and prototype products required for product development. Work is completed in a timely manner ensuring departmental and corporate goals are being met.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Perform testing using advanced GC/HPLC techniques as well as specialized testing using particle size analysis, in-vitro, spectroscopic analysis and other techniques as required
  • Perform development /validation of new analytical methods (with guidance from senior R&D staff)
  • Prepare method development, validation and other research reports.
  • Perform release of R&D products and raw materials
  • Participate in activities leading to product approval under the guidance of Senior R&D staff (ie. deficiency letter responses for chemistry issues, investigations, etc.)
  • Assist with laboratory investigation activities
  • Report and clearly document all research work performed
  • Report GMP work in accordance with current GMP/GLP regulations
  • Initiate and follow through with actions required for change controls
  • Maintain a clean laboratory environment and ensure that safety regulations are followed
  • Complete all training assignment and maintain personal training records.
  • Flexibility to work shift schedules when required
  • Other duties as assigned




  • B. Sc. in Chemistry or related discipline and experience in a pharmaceutical-related field
  • In-depth knowledge of gas and liquid chromatography, spectroscopy and other analytical techniques employed in the pharmaceutical development
  • Familiarity with modern computer assisted analytical instrumentation methods and with older techniques (i.e. titration)
  • Experience with method validation and development activities
  • Good knowledge and understanding of GMP-s and GLP-s, as well as with pertinent FDA and Health Canada guidelines
  • Ability to clearly communicate and work effectively in a team-based environment


Working conditions


Generally, fairly pleasant surroundings.  Occasional exposure to higher than normal noise levels.  Frequent, daily exposure to various chemicals used in the testing of raw materials, components and finished products.  Occasional exposure to unpleasant odors resulting from testing procedures.  Fairly level temperatures.  Mixture of standing and walking, some light lifting and/or movement of material/ instruments.

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