Method Transfer Scientist

Fishers, Indiana  /  INCOG - Fishers, IN  /  Full Time

Our client is looking for a Method Transfer Scientist who will be dedicated to producing the highest quality products for our clients.
This role will be a key member of their Quality Control laboratory team who has a passion for learning, collaborating, and contributing to the success of our clients. The Method Transfer Scientist will be dedicated to the success of the Quality Control team, resulting in the production of the highest quality products for our clients.
The Method Transfer Scientist will work closely with Quality Control leadership and will develop and lead the program for performing method transfer for analytical and/or microbiological assays from client laboratories into QC Laboratories. The Method Transfer Scientist will be committed to operating with a Quality Mindset in every aspect of their role, including attention to detail, on time delivery, and efficiency.
Essential Job Functions:
• Lead the development and implementation of the QC Method Transfer program for both analytical and microbiological assays.
• Perform assessments of both incoming client methods and compendial test methods for raw materials, container/closures, API/BDS, in-process, and finished products for suitability with existing laboratory capabilities to identify if additional chemicals or instruments are required.
• Partner with customers to develop, review, approve, and execute method transfer into the chemistry and/or microbiology laboratory.
• Collaborate with the Quality Team on building laboratory safety program to ensure a safe and quality-minded environment for all personnel working in the laboratory.
• Holds self and others accountable for rigorous scientific and quality work standards.
• Advocate for clients by collaborating cross-functionally to schedule microbiological sampling, testing, instruments, and personnel to meet customer needs and timelines.
• Maintain a constant state of safety and inspection-readiness in the QC laboratories. Use knowledge of quality principles, cGLPs, cGMPs, and regulatory standards to act as a key point-of-contact for regulatory agencies during inspections and audits.
• Support laboratory investigations using troubleshooting tools to identify errors, and exercise rapid decision making to implement corrective actions during OOS/OOT and other non-conformance events.
• Utilize various paper and automated systems to manage local QC and site policies, procedures, and technical reports throughout document lifecycles including authoring, reviewing, approving, and retiring.
Special Job Requirements:
• Be available to participate in client meetings that may go outside of standard business hours (Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM)
• Use applied statistics to analyze and track test results to identify sources of variability and error in laboratory and manufacturing processes. Use data trends to apply a systematic approach to resolve technical issues, prevent errors, identify improvement opportunities, and implement continuous improvement plans.
• Maintain regulatory intelligence on the regulatory landscape, policies, and pharmaceutical industry trends through continuous education, networking, literature, trade organizations, etc.
• Be available to support routine QC testing for raw materials, API/BDS, container/closures, in-process, finished products, and environmental monitoring as needed, even on alternate shifts.
Minimum Requirements:
• 5+ years of microbiology, chemistry, or other related experience in GMP manufacturing/GMP QC testing of pharmaceuticals.
• Experience with practical implementation of FDA, EMA, and other regulatory authority expectations for Quality Control, particularly related method development and method transfer.
• Experience with using laboratory instrumentation.
• Exceptional computer skills evidenced by hands-on work with automated data management and/or data analysis systems (LIMS, JMP, Minitab, etc.)
• B.S./B.A. in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry
Additional Preferences:
• Prior leadership experience in GMP QC laboratories supporting pharmaceuticals.
Paid vacation days, amount based on tenure, and paid sick time
11 observed holidays 
401(k) plan with company match up to 3.5% of salary, vested immediately
Choice of health & wellness plans
FSA and HSA programs
Dental & vision care
Employer-paid basic term life/personal accident insurance
Employer-paid short- and long-term disability insurance



(Varies by Country, Below is a General Overview)

  • 100% Employee Owned
  • 24 Days PTO/5 Sick days per year + Additional Holidays depending on Country
  • Medical / Dental / Vision (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Professional Development (Approximately $5,000 paid career-related, continuing education)
  • ESOP/401k – 15% Company Contribution
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Parental Leave (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Other Benefits Depending on Country