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Laboratory Technician, AR&D - 1st Shift

Company: Catalent Pharma Solutions
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


St. Petersburg is our primary Softgel development and manufacturing facility in North America with capacity of 18 billion capsules per year. Within the Catalent network, we offer a broad range of integrated formulation and analytical services to solve difficult development and manufacturing challenges.

The LABORATORY TECHNICIAN, AR&D supports AR&D by maintaining an operating laboratory, including tasks such as: disposing of laboratory waste, stocking the warehouse with solvents, ensuring solvents in the laboratory are stocked, restocking of lab consumables, performing routine review of standard inventory and removal of expired standards, and other services as necessary.

The Analytical Research and Development (AR&D) laboratory supports evaluation and testing of raw materials, excipients, APIs, in-process and finished product samples. AR&D also performs development and validation of methods used to support release and stability testing of non-commercial products and materials. The department provides analytical services to manufacturing, process development, validation and new material qualifications. AR&D interacts with clients to provide not only research and testing of products, but also support CMC development activities in support of client regulatory filings. Activities are performed in accordance with specifications, standard operating procedures, approved test methods and/or protocols, regulatory requirements, and St. Petersburg's Quality departmental policies.

If you share a passion for patient care in the growing world of pharmaceutical manufacturing and would like to be part of a global drug development and delivery leader, then this might be for you!


- Responsible for performing daily balance weigh checks and ensuring balance work areas are neat, clean and clear. Ensures all balances are in-service and operational. Collaborates with metrology for servicing when needed.

- Responsible for daily standardization of lab pH meters, or when needed. Ensures regents and supplies are available for analyst and ensures that reagents and chemicals are properly labeled and not expired. Ensure designated work areas for pH meters are neat, clean and clear. Ensures pH meters are in-service and operational. Collaborates with metrology for servicing when needed.
- Under direction of supervisor, responsible for daily equipment equilibration. Ensures general use equipment areas are neat, clean and clear. Communicates with metrology when service is needed.
- Supports AR&D in lab operation tasks such as chemical inventory management, qualitative standards inventory, consumable supplies area, waste disposal, safety initiatives and other services as necessary
- Collaborates with Quality Control for shared laboratory operation services
- Under the direction of supervisor, prepares lab reagents, test solutions, buffers, mobile phase and other solutions necessary for evaluation and testing of samples.
- Under direction of supervisor, after completing training on lab equipment and instruments and demonstrating proficiency in various test procedures, perform testing of samples and products, complete documentation as time of experiment and report results in a timely fashion.
- Embraces the continuous improvement attitude and contributes to laboratory operational excellence. Maintains a safe work environment. Builds and maintains communication and collaboration with various departments such as product development, quality control, metrology, quality assurance and others as necessary. Keep abreast of literature / technology and make recommendations when appropriate. Comply with Catalent, FDA, EPA and OSHA regulations, performing all work in a safe manner. Maintain proper records in accordance with all SOP's and policies
- Other duties as assigned.


- Requires a minimum of a high school diploma. Prefer an Associates College Degree in science or technology which relates to pharmaceutical industry.

- Must have minimum of two (2) years' experience in chemical, medical or pharmaceutical setting
- Must have previous exposure to cGMPs or cGLPs.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
- Vision requirements include ability to differentiate color (Pass the Ishihara Color Vision Screening) and obtain 20/30 acuity in both far and near vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. For Catalent's in-house screening, the acceptable score is to identify at least 4 of 6 numbers in the circles.


- Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

- Diverse, inclusive culture
- 19 days of PTO + 8 paid holidays
- Several Employee Resource Groups focusing on D&I
- Dynamic, fast-paced work environment
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Positive working environment focusing on continually improving processes to remain innovative
- Potential for career growth on an expanding team within an organization dedicated to preserving and bettering lives
- Competitive salary with bonus potential
- Community engagement and green initiatives
- Generous 401K matchand Paid Time Off accrual
- Medical, dental and vision benefits effective day one of employment
- Tuition Reimbursement- Let us help you finish your degree or earn a new one!
- GymPass program to promote overall physical wellness
- Perkspot - offers exclusive or private discounts from approximately 900+ merchants in a wide array of categories


- Leads with Integrity and Respect

- Delivers Results
- Demonstrates Business Acumen
- Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
- Champions Change
- Engages and Inspires
- Coaches and Develops


Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone's safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

**Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:**

Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

**Important Security Notice to U.S. Job Seekers:**

Catalent NEVER asks candidates to provide any type of payment, bank details, photocopies of identification, social security number or other highly sensitive personal information during the offer process, and we NEVER do so via email or social media. If you receive any such request, DO NOT respond- it is a fraudulent request. Please forward such requests to for us to investigate with local authorities.

Keywords: Catalent Pharma Solutions, St. Petersburg , Laboratory Technician, AR&D - 1st Shift, Professions , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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