NAMSA Job Opportunities (Continued)

NAMSA is a global medical device research organization providing a comprehensive range of services to prove efficacy, non-clinical and clinical safety of medical devices, IVDs, HCT/P and combination products. NAMSA has breadth and depth in consulting, non-clinical and clinical services with expertise in cardiovascular, orthopedic, ocular, neurologic, gastroenterologic, urologic, combination product and related medical devices.   For more than 45 years, NAMSA clients utilize its testing and consulting services to bring safe and effective products to market.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

·         Reviews raw data generated by laboratory studies for technical accuracy and completeness.

·         Makes approved changes to documents (SOP’s, protocols, worksheets, reports).

·         Reviews related documents for consistency and regulatory compliance.

·         Evaluates, analyzes and interprets data and presents in a clear, well-organized, scientifically sound report for GMP and non-GLP studies.

·         Responsible for meeting On-time and Revised Report metrics.

·         Assists with special protocol and worksheet development.

·         Handles challenging situations, and knows when to call-in help.

·         Interacts as needed with clients, auditors, inspectors, subcontractors, consultants, and other individuals or departments.

·         Serves as the primary contact for the client for GMP and non-GLP studies and keeps the client informed of schedule and any unforeseen events or issues, or adverse results.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

·         Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline required.

·         3 years of related laboratory experience.

·         Fluency in English and local language, if different, required.

Technical Competencies

·         Knowledge of statistics and metric system, strong computer skills, technical writing skills.

·         Ability to write and/or edit documents intended for submission to regulatory agencies.

·         The ability to discuss scientific methods and communicate effectively with clients and regulatory agencies.

Working Conditions

·         Physical activities include sitting, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, and reaching with hands and arms.

·         Vision abilities include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

·         Physical requirements include being able to frequently move or lift up to 25 pounds.

·         Employee must be able to talk and hear.

NAMSA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) and treatment for every person seeking employment with or employed by our company.   The Company will not fail or refuse to hire any individual, discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual by reason of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, or status with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic, status, or condition protected by law.   Employment decisions are based solely upon qualifications and merit.  We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.


NAMSA Job Opportunities (Continued)

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Technologist – In Vitro
Job Family: Research
FLSA Status: NonExempt

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • May perform routine test article/product preparation according to work instructions.
  • May execute routine testing per NAMSA SOPs, with appropriate data analysis.
  • Performs routine calculations, interprets results, and can route all positive results or unusual testing occurrences to Management.
  • May provide on the job training.
  • Assure testing/test article preparation is performed within due dates.
  • May prepare and maintain cell lines and reagents required for testing, as applicable for primary department.
  • Maintain relevant supplies, materials, and equipment used in routine testing.
  • Maintain ancillary records (logbooks, worksheets).
  • Conduct routine studies independently. May be requested to conduct more involved studies.
  • Participate in the improvement of documents, test systems, quality systems, and workflow.
  • May be responsible for checking laboratory equipment, being on-call, and responding to continuous monitoring alarms. The associate will respond in accordance with criteria outlined in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • May perform Environmental Monitoring, clean and disinfect cleanroom suites.
  • May order and/or stock supplies subject to approval.
  • May be required to perform personal gowning environmental testing, and submit organisms from gowning, environmental and sterility test positives for identification and inclusion in monthly trending data.
  • Responsible for review of incoming test articles and paperwork for appropriateness and accuracy and taking all concerns to management as required.
  • May be required to operate autoclave.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline appropriate for hiring department and at least two years of related laboratory experience, or a high school diploma with at least 6 years of relevant laboratory experience.

Technical Competencies

  • Awareness of applicable guidelines and regulations appropriate for primary department, these may include USP, ISO, CTFA, FSA, ICH, EP, and/or JP.
  • Knowledge of metric system, scientific applications, experimental design, and data evaluation.
  • Can draft technical documents and communications (SOPs, protocols, Trackwise records).
  • Proficient at applicable NAMSA systems (LIMS, Trackwise, MasterControl, etc.) as appropriate per primary department.
  • Ability to work in GMP/GLP environment.

Working Conditions

  • Physical activities include standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reaching with hands and arms.  Occasionally required to climb or balance.
  • Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical requirements include frequently lifting up to 25 pounds or more on occasion.
  • Employee must be able to talk and hear.


NAMSA Job Opportunity

Job Description

Job Title: Chemist
Job Family: Research Department: Analytical Services

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • May perform USP and EP monograph testing activities using wet chemical and analytical instrumentation.
  • Can conduct routine testing per NAMSA SOPs for as well feasibility, one-off protocol driven methodology, and/or method verifications on at least one of the following instrument types: HPLC, GC, or ICP
  • Works with management to ensure large studies to be completed on or before the due date
  • Conduct the study according to written instructions
  • Prepare and maintain the reagents required for testing
  • Maintain ancillary records
  • Analyzes data, calculates and interprets results
  • Assists with SOP, purchase specification, protocol, and work instruction creation and revisions.
  • Review work of other colleagues for scientific soundness and GLP/GMP and SOP compliance.
  • Helps ensure department compliance to site goals and objectives (i.e. financial, OPD, report revision)
  • May be responsible for final report signing
  • Mentors and trains staff in general laboratory testing as well as offering more complex instrumentation training

Qualifications and Skills

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related discipline and at least 3-5 years of laboratory experience, or a Master’s degree and at least three years of laboratory experience, or a PhD and at least one year of laboratory experience.
  • Fluency in English is preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Achieves Results through NAMSA Values
    Displays the NAMSA values by performing high quality, honest work, delivering timely results and services, fulfilling regulatory obligations, respecting Associates, managing financial resources judiciously, and conducting oneself with integrity.
  • Behaves consistently, predictably, and reliably.
  • Treats others with honesty, fairness, and respect.
  • Accepts responsibility for one’s decisions and actions.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude toward work.
  • Acts in the best interest of the company, the community, and the environment.
  • Follows all NAMSA SOPs.
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with NAMSA confidentiality agreement.
  • Achieves Results through Actions

Effectively applies basic business principles in order to accomplish performance goals and meet changing business demands.

  • Develops and implements a plan for a project.
  • Keeps all parties informed of progress and all relevant changes to project timelines.
  • Effectively changes direction in response to unexpected events or changing job demands.
  • Thinks analytically and acts decisively.
  • Communications Excellence

Is honest, clear and direct in all communications with peers, clients, regulators or vendors. Communication includes written, verbal, and non-verbal methods.

  • Delivers communications with honesty and forethought
  • Praises openly, critiques constructively and privately.
  • Resolves miscommunications quickly.
  • Teamwork
    Works cooperatively with others to complete work assignments.
  • Collaborates with others to formulate team objectives and develop consensus for best outcome.
  • Applies appropriate interpersonal styles and methods.
  • Engages in productive dialog and debate.
  • Innovative Thinking

Generates creative and novel solutions to address challenges and leverage opportunities.

  • Is open to considering new ways of doing things and the merits of new approaches to work.
  • Develops new ideas for and applications of processes or products.
  • Client Focus

Makes internal and external clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions. Develops and sustains productive client relationships.

  • Understands client needs and goals.
  • Takes action to meet or exceed client needs.
  • Acts professionally with internal or external clients.
  • May contact clients with regards to testing updates, technical questions, or study design as appropriate based on primary department
  • Organization & People Development
    Sets high performance standards for self and others and works toward achieving an accomplished level of technical and professional skill and knowledge in one’s role.
  • Is highly capable in one’s ability to apply practical skills and knowledge.
  • Possesses and expands knowledge and skills to allow rapid response to changing business needs.
  • Takes charge of personal career development by identifying personal interests and career pathways.
  • Seeks feedback and modifies behavior for improvement.

Technical Competencies

  • Awareness of applicable guidelines and regulations appropriate for primary job responsibilities, these may include USDA, USP, ICH, EP, and/or JP.
  • Knowledge of metric system, scientific applications, experimental design, and data evaluation.
  • Can write technical documents and communications (SOPs, protocols, Trackwise records) with minimal management input.
  • Proficient at applicable NAMSA systems (LIMS, Trackwise, MasterControl, etc.).
  • Ability to work in GMP/GLP environment.
  • Helps ensure that department work is compliant with appropriate regulatory standards.

Working Conditions

  • Physical activities include standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reaching with hands and arms.  Occasionally required to climb or balance.
  • Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical requirements include being able to frequently move or lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Employee must be able to talk and hear.


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Ball State University’s Department of Chemistry is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of biochemistry, available August 18, 2017.

Major responsibilities:   Develop an externally-funded research program that complements the department’s existing research, which involves undergraduate and graduate students. Teach 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity.  Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in biochemistry as well as general chemistry.

Minimum qualifications:   Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research.

Preferred qualifications:  Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Send cover letter, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three original letters of recommendation, and description of proposed research to:


Dr. Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.


Wayne State University Annual Graduate Symposium

We would like to remind you that the chemistry department at Wayne State University has invited you and any interested students to the 18th Annual Chemistry Graduate Symposium on October 22, 2016. The symposium is a unique occasion for graduate students to present their research to fellow students, as well as faculty and the scientific community. This event also serves the purpose of introducing prospective graduate students to the cutting edge research offered in the department as well as acquainting these students with our current graduate students and faculty.

The symposium includes presentations from our graduate students encompassing the major areas of chemistry (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical). The symposium has a tradition of inviting former students to give the keynote presentation. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Patrick Grohar, who is an Associate Professor at the Center for Cancer and Cell Biology at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI). Dr. Grohar is an alumnus of our department; he earned his PhD in 2001. In addition, there will be a poster session encompassing all the research currently being done in the department following the oral presentations. Undergraduate and graduate students from your department are encouraged to submit a poster abstract and participate in the poster session. There will be a mixer after the poster session as well as tours offered of our department and facilities. The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is October 1st, and the deadline for registration is October 15th. There is no registration fee for the symposium. If you would like additional information, the symposium website can be found at

Tenure Track Faculty position at Georgia Institute of Technology

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Atlanta, GA 30332-0400


THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY seeks to fill one or more tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates from all areas will be considered, with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments of science and engineering to facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship. Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates for appointment at the assistant professor level should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. Candidates at advanced levels should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of research plans (particularly if future plans differ significantly from past efforts). All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at:


The application deadline is October 1, 2016 with application review continuing until the positions are filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.



Bain & Company @ CWRU

Bain & Company’s Chicago office is kicking off the fall 2016 recruiting season at CWRU and I’d like your assistance in seeking high-potential candidates for both the attached associate consultant position (full-time) and the associate consultant internship (summer 2017). This is the inaugural recruiting effort at CWRU for Bain.
Ideal candidates have a minimum 3.5 GPA, leadership experience, deep analytical skills, are comfortable working around clients, and are good at working in a team environment. Both opportunities are for undergraduate students onlyand they’re open to international student candidates.  Only rising seniors will be considered for the internship opportunity.