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Actalent Chemist in Des Moines, Iowa


  • Perform various types of raw material and finished goods testing.

  • Record basic data and perform intermediate data analysis.

  • Responsible for raw material and finished goods release, with authorization, as applicable. Basic wet chemistry - extractions and sample prep. Candidates should poses strong pipetting skills.

  • Utilization of GC and LC for analysis

  • Daily data entry into ERP system, as applicable.

  • Operate and maintain most lab instruments.

  • Review batch records, as applicable.

  • Must follow and aid in the creation of all procedures and SOPs/forms.

  • Must maintain proper quality documentation.

  • Generate and review Certificates of Analysis.

  • Assist with Change Management under supervision, as necessary.

  • Participate in internal audits, as applicable.

  • Report any nonconformities by following applicable SOPs.

  • Generate nonconformities report and communicate to stakeholders, as applicable.

  • Perform supplier qualification tests, as applicable.

  • Assist with method validation process and perform method transfer(s).

  • Must follow good lab procedures, safety, etc.

  • Must work closely with cross functional teams (including Operations, R&D, and other quality groups.)

  • May collect samples, prepare shipments and inspect raw materials and finished goods.


chemistry, HPLC, HPLC analysis, GC analysis, GMP, organic chemistry, sample preparation, laboratory, lab testing, biochemistry, extractions

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree with 2+ years of related experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4-year degree) in a life sciences with 1-2 years of related experience.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.